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Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by FullautoUSA, Aug 22, 2012.
I'm looking for any comments.
My only comment would be "Ditch it before the guards search your cell"
And put it in a common area, above the door on top of the exit sign is a good place
Why the shank fullauto?
I haven't put the handle on yet, I just started making knives, and I'm trying to make my next one, not a shank.
Oh brother FA, I understand its your first, but toss that one and start with a bigger piece of material to begin with , old 10" circular saw blades work well as does old mower blades . Draw it out on the steel first with a marker and you can even use a hack saw to cut it if thats all you have it will work just fine .
Get yourself a nice little stationary 1 X 30 belt sander from harbor freight $39 and some metal files and get to grinding away . always use personal protection stuff , eyes, ears, and finger protection ,
Have fun and stay safe
I was starting a bigger one that would be an actual knife, then during the middle my saw broke, it was both a PITA and kind of funny.
there are a few guys around here that make knives as a side business and some I believe as a living so stay tuned in and keep your eyes open .They will be able to help you more than I will but high carbon steel will keep the best long lasting edge . I have made a few that turned out nice to me , I will see if I can find the pics of my favorite. another option might be to buy blanks if you dont have the tooling to cut them well . there usually pretty cheap and you can modify them to how ever you want and build your own handles
Where do you buy the blanks, I may want to check some out to get me started?
I laughed so hard I think I pulled something. That sir is going to live on for a while me thinks.
I thought it was pretty good to.
I rudely did not address the effort for the thread. I apologize fullauto, I have disciplined my keyboard.
Using such a small piece of steel for your first attempt, I have to say is ambitious. I have never made a "real" knife, just fooling around as a kid, trying to sharpen leaf springs and such.
But I did spend a day at a "blacksmith's" forge watching as he was making stuff for an upcoming Rennie Faire and nothing he worked was small or intricate.
I would take the advice of the noble PureHavoc, he won't steer you wrong.
Good luck and keep us posted!
Thanks, I may try with a file, or some extra low end blades like tax force, and I may get some blanks.
Using this stilleto blade, plan on serrating the top.
Yea what they said, use experience, get more tools, start over, do it again and again and again!
I'm glad you have a sense of humor and rolled with it. Keep up the work and keep us posted on your progress on handmade blades.
I have made several that have served as marking guage blades, wood screw box thread cutters and such, but have never gone through the hardening process yet. I am collecting the parts for my forge. http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodD...pages/PatrickRock_BuildingBlacksmithForge.htm
I have containers for the quenching process, anvil, hammers, tongs.
Got all the tools for shaping, but alas, it is lost in my 40,000 item todo list.
Thanks, I may be going to home depot tonight to get some metal and a replacement hack saw blade, I do have a concern with making the handles so I may have to look at some of the knife making threads here on FTF.
Buy yourself a good Nicholson file to replace your old one.
(Your old one should be a great starting blank).
Yahoo Search/Results http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=making a knife blad from a file&fr=mcsaoff
Would sheet metal work?