Knife Project #2

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by NitroxAZ, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Here are some pictures of the second knife I made. The blade is Damascus steel and the handles are Cocobolo wood. The blade is 6 1/4" long and it is 12 1/4" overall length.
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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It's a pretty one Nitro.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You did not actually make the blade did you? Do you buy the blanks or finished blades and add the scales?

    +1 Very nice.
     
  4. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    That is correct. I wish I had the skills to make Damascus steel. On both knives I have done so far, I bought the finished blades. I added scales on this one and scales with pins on the other one. I am really getting into this though and am going to attempt making/grinding my own blade. I am going to start out on some leaf spring material. It is inexpensive and hardened. Good to learn on.

    I am trying to decide on a blade style, length, etc. for my first attempt.
     
  5. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Very Nice

    NitroxAZ: Sir, very nice, :) you should do a ''how to'' thread, we that are curious could follow along.:)
     
  6. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Nitro! Very nice work!

    I too would be interested in a "how to"

    What do you guys mean by "scales?"
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Wow. That is a beauty Nitrox. I would not have guessed you made it and would have believed that you found it in a pawn shop for some sweet price. Very well done!!
     
  8. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    Very nice indeed Nitro.

    If you are going to cut and grind your own blade, I would find a knife you like and trace the pattern if you can. I made a couple a long time ago. I traced one and designed one, and two things I would say is:
    1. Don't get hung up on the finer details of the blade on the first one.
    2. Make sure to make the blank long enough for the kind of handle you're going to put on it.

    Good luck, keep us posted.
     
  9. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    I will do a how to when I get a little time. Holidays are coming too fast:eek:

    Scales are the material blanks/blocks that are used for the handles on guns/knives.
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I love damascus steel! Very nice!
     
  11. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    That was kind of the plan except for getting hung up on the finer points on the first one. It is great advice and I appreciate it, I just don't know if I can follow it. I usually get to caught up in trying to get things right. I know better but...

    Does anyone have any ideas for the style of the first knife? Anyhting you would like to see attempted?
     
  12. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Thanks so much for the clarification.
     
  13. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Leaf springs aren't usually straight. There's a slight curve that will take heating to straighten and retempering and still may revert back to former shape. Old saw blades make good knives.