Iron Hoarder

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    Liked Navaja’s post in the thread New "old" Barlow.
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    I really wanted a Barlow so had a go at making one, first time making a knife in a particular pattern. Blade O1 at just under 3" & 7" overall, 4" closed.

    The liners & bolsters are all one piece of wrought iron that I've etched to try & bring out some…
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    its got to be at least 5yo. The rather ace Mr Shing has offered to make me a spring so I need to pull the knife apart during lunchtime.
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    The blades will be staying at 61- 62 Rockwell c. if people want pry bars I can make them too :) the springs are at about 45 Rockwellc iirc, the knife uses two springs for the three blades and the master blade runs on both at the same time
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    Replied to the thread File hardness?.
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    If memry serves standard files are supposed to be between 45 and 55 Rockwell.
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    Liked Jimmypie’s post in the thread File hardness?.
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    Since I’ve had my Rockwell tester I’ve offered to more people that I’d call “serious knifemakers” or people regularly making knives and selling a few than I care to remember , all I’ve said is cover postage and I will test a few randoms for…
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    Replied to the thread Queen #2 jack, spring broke.
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    The old stock if it was from 5 + years ago or more is the better stuff. Unfortunately they were unable to turn it around before going under. If your broken knife needs a home you know where I can be found. I have about 500 broken and worn out knives…
  • Hi Rich
    Just seen this, so apologies for the delay. As has been stated by others, stainless will happily rust if left for long enough, and as Platinum correctly says, RWL34 is prone to sorting at the higher band of the tempering range.
    Fear not, you're…
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    Liked Platinum’s post in the thread Daggers.
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    The squirrel says it better than I ever could ....Pie daggers should be in the happiness thread !!!
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    Liked Jimmypie’s post in the thread Daggers.
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    Compact W / bayonet grind











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    I used to love it every time he posted a new knife. Fantastic work!
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    Posted that on german forum bladecommunity.de already and thought you might like it too?

    Knife is made by well known german smith and knifemaker Gerhard Wieland (nick "redcloud"). Gerhard won several prizes for his (often spectacular) fixed blade…
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    Does anyone else like Mammoth ivory scales on knives? Well, lately I have grown very fond of the stuff. Understandably it's not for everyone and not all Mammoth can look nice depending on your tastes. It might be that fossil ivory is soon to be banned…
  • Would agree, Tourist, looks North African.
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    I'm back on the scene and available to change your dull blades into properly sharp ones again :)

    Those of you who know me will know what to expect. Those of you who don't know me need only ask me or those who do.
    If it's blunt and shouldn't be, chances…
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    Liked Chui’s post in the thread British jack knives.
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    Are the dates nowhere to be seen...? Often stamped on the can opener...?

    Think the top one may be India, the bottom one British.
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    Bottom of page on this site.
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    Hi Guys

    Following a poster here earlier about Mike Lamprey knives I thought I would share with you my collection of 3 of his custom handmade knives.

    I first got in contact with Mike around the very early 2000's after seeing one of his knives online I…
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    Replied to the thread Die makers stones.
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    Flip often when grinding thin metal flat. It likes to bow back and forth if you take too much at one time from one side. Of course I always used a surface grinder. My free hand grinding looks like a Colin KC picture. I really need to practice that.
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    Liked jhobson’s post in the thread Die makers stones.
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    I prefer diamond plates for flat areas. You can hold them in a hand vice and use them like files. 6"x2 or 4"x1 cheap off amazon.
    I do use EDM for other things.
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    Replied to the thread Die makers stones.
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    EDM stones are meant for removing the finish left by the process without changing the profile so they are soft. You can use ruby stones too. Might be better if you are sharpening.