fighting knife with file work.

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by griffin81, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. griffin81

    griffin81 New Member

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    Just got finished with this blade. Now I have to try to drill and make some wood handles tomorrow morning. I like knifes with file marks so here is the idea I had brought to life. This took most of the day. Any feed back is appreciated. thanks

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    File work.

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  2. Chandler51

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    Pretty cool, griff. Did you make the blank as well, or buy it?
     

  3. griffin81

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    Thanks, I made it out of a 20 in. saw blade.

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  4. g17frantz

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    Looks pretty good Griffin. What kind of wood you gonna go for for the handles?
     
  5. griffin81

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    I'm thinking a nice grainy dried oak cut really thin and oiled up dark.

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    Something like this center wood.

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  6. g17frantz

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    That should look pretty good. Make sure you take some pics of the finished product! Excited to seeing
     
  7. SSGSF

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    That is a nice job! I have made two knives from saw blades and you cant beat the way they will hold an edge. Here are two that I have made the one on top is from a file. The handle is not done yet. And the bottom is from a saw blade

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  8. Chandler51

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    Well, you answered my next question...how'd you get that "perfect" curve? :D
     
  9. Chandler51

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    Looks like a "nessmuk"

    Cool!
     
  10. griffin81

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    Well the blade I used was carbide tipped so I had to cut the curve off then I reshaped the curve back in.

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  11. Chandler51

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    Well, crap. Thought I had found a way to cheat a little. :(
     
  12. griffin81

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    Hey I'm sure it will work. I would like to see a blade that still has the saw marks on the back, that would be awesome. If u do it post a pic that would be awesome.

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  13. Chandler51

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    I'm just now kinda toying with it. My Dad has recently gotten into leatherwork and knife sharpening/polishing, so it would be a great way for me to spend some quality time with him.

    What kind of tools/tooling do you use?
     
  14. griffin81

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    I use a belt sander and a dremel with cut of wheels and a larger sanding wheel to do the ruff shape then I use my small old clamp vise. Then come the files and sanding stones then when I get the taper to the blade I like I then sharpen it and then sand it with 320 paper all the way up to 2000 grit then I buff the crap out of the blade and then resharpen it. Now this is just the tools to do the blade work.

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    Tools I use minus the skill Hand held belt sander I flip upside down to use.

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  15. Chandler51

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    Do you cut the knife out of the saw blade using ONLY the dremel w/cutoff wheel?
     
  16. griffin81

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    Handle.

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    A little oil, I think it will have a nice look with some hand shaping.

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  17. griffin81

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    This one I did it took a while. I have to invest in a good band saw, like I have at work. I just drawl the shape on the blade and cut close to the lines also try to not let the metal get to hot to touch I keep a 5 gallon bucket of cool water close by. To keep the blade cool. It I get these thick blades to hot they are really hard to work. The blade in using is .1350 inches thick. So it's tough to cut and uses up about 4 or 5 wheels.

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  18. Chandler51

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    Very cool. They turn out real nice, considering the tools you have and the fact that you seem to be "eyeballing" it for the most part.

    Post up when you get it finished, please!
     
  19. Jeepergeo

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    Looking forward to seeing the final product. You must have a bunch of patience to get that shine...I seem to never get my projects to that point.
     
  20. griffin81

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    I am gonna try to have it finished tomorrow at latest that way wednesday I can send it to have a sheath made for it.

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