New guy here with a knife I just finished

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Dan308, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    Hi, I just finished making this knife. I'm a new guy to this forum but thought you folks might like to see it.

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  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That is very nice looking knife! Was the blade made from a file? I like that you left the file feel on the back of the blade, presumably for grip. How did you get that much shine on the blade finish?
     

  3. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Nice work! What did you use for the handle? Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. It was indeed a file. I heat treated it and it's all hand sanded and polished. The wood is Afzelia from cambodia. I make most of these for fun anyway.

    Dan308
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  5. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Well pm me and we can share in the fun. Do you sell at all?
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Look up some of griffin81 or randy porters knives on here. Looks great man and welcome to the forum

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  7. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    I saw some of griffin81's posts. I'm always looking for new information and tips.
     
  8. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I have one of his first ones....the first clip point bowie in fact and i love it

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  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Beautiful work man. Tell me something ,isn't the steel a file is made very brittle or is there something I don't know going on here ?
     
  10. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Its called heat treating em so that you improve there temper aka make em less brittle

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  11. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    yes you are right it has to be heat treated. check out this for more info on how to do it.

    http://www.dtknives.com/Information.html
     
  12. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    So , you heat them and slowly let it cool ?

    PS. I love the looks of the file marks , it's bad to the bone , I like !
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yes, or oil quench it

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  14. Ima-Savage

    Ima-Savage New Member

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    EXCELLENT JOB! That is a great way to do that! I am amazed at the ingenuity of the design! Blade shape is perfect for me!
     
  15. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    That's a nice looking knife! I agree that leaving the file serrations makes them look better. The wood is pretty nice, too. Closest I've ever come to that is when we made punches and chisels in high school shop class. We oil tempered them.
     
  16. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    thanks for the good words guys. I'm working on some new ones as we speak. should be up on the site soon.

    Dan308
    www.dtknives.com