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  • #1833

    hillfolk
    Member

    Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve had an awesome post. I’m working on some homemade knives and wondered if you’d like to see them. Let me know and I’ll post some pictures.

    #16610

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    pics would rock! Also, let us know how you made them, what types of materials, if you used heat and an anvil. Details 🙂

    #16608

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    There was a guy on the last job I was that made custom handmade knives, he had some with deer horn handle and used a cut and sharpened german air saw blade for the blade and I was told by other’s who got one that it made a good skinning knife and the steel of the german air saw blade holds an edge really well. Needless to say I wanted to get one from him but he got transferred before I could.

    Hillfolk, please share the pics, I’m interested!

    #16619

    firemedic4
    Member

    Pics would be nice!

    #16609

    Alonso1
    Moderator

    Pics, everybody loves knives!

    #16621

    boisdarc
    Member

    lets see em

    #16613

    hillfolk
    Member

    Alright guys! Pictures as promised.

    Before quenching/bluing:[ATTACH=CONFIG]1615[/ATTACH]

    #16614

    hillfolk
    Member

    After Pictures:[ATTACH=CONFIG]1616[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]1617[/ATTACH]

    #16615

    hillfolk
    Member

    This is a tanto fighting knife I have been working on. The bevel has been evened up and it has been quenched in oil since the first “before” picture. It has a blade that is about 6.5-7 inch and a 4.5-5 inch handle. Unique to this knife is a flathead screwdriver on the pommel. The jimping for the thumb is aggressive and will prevent your hand slipping up the blade. A second choil, which will not be part of the scaled handle, allows the user to choke up for finer knife tasks like carving a tent stake. Now obviously it still needs the micarta scales and an edge REALLY put on it and it will be finished.

    Also, firemedic4, I am working on a specialty fire rescue knife. It is a unique design that employs a blunt chisel tip to prevent accidental stabbing, a tanto like edge to provide a cutting point, a wire cutter recessed into the blade, a glass breaker on the back side of the point, a screwdriver on the handle, and a utility shut off wrench incorporated into the blade.

    #16620

    boisdarc
    Member

    sweet, what kind of forge are you using? Was this a stock removal method knife? I made a janky little forge myself, and use a hair dryer on some black pipe for the tuwere(however you spell that)-just went to a blacksmith hammer in to watch some real smiths a couple weeks ago. Made good contacts to buy coal-coincidentally I live in central Illinois and there is a coal mine under every square foot of the county I live in but no where to buy the black stuff. That is a nice looking blade. Do you sell them or just make for people you know?

    #16616

    hillfolk
    Member

    I use a propane forge that I built. It heats up quick and cools quick. Not to mention that propane certainly is cheap. This particular knife is stock removal although I do some real blacksmithing from time to time.

    I am getting into the market of selling them and currently am seeing if I can afford to bring on my buddy as a second knife maker.

    #16622

    boisdarc
    Member

    I was getting ready to make a couple knives one for me one for my youngest, and maybe a big golok or parang. Would you mind terribly if I copied your finger and thumb cut outs, except in drop point without the screwdriver end?

    #16617

    hillfolk
    Member

    Yeah Boisdarc, no problemo. They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

    #16623

    boisdarc
    Member

    it is, and thank you. I will try posting up when done.

    #16624

    Jiopopp
    Member

    I have a knife that I am working on as well! Wanna check it out?

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