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  1. I'm sure someone has done something like this, but I didn't see anyone show their progress, so here goes nothing. I have a piece of CPM 154 for the blades/tools and some 410 stainless for the liners. The plan is to get all of the pieces cut out and rough-ground in the next few days while I have some time then heat treat them when I can use my school's materials science lab. Did a 3D model to check for interferences and make sure none of the tangs will poke out of the handle. Some of the hole locations will be informed by the drawings, some will be a result of trial-fits. The order o
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  2. All goes together! Needs some small refinements to fit, then on to finishing! Also, the blades are still at 62.5, so they get one more cycle.
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  3. Casey...Yakut (an offensive Russianism,btw,so from here on out Saha,as that's what these people are called),have practiced ironworking for a Very long time.Possibly introducing it to the many tribes inhabiting Sibiria. Thanks to the internet,and the Russians following in the footsteps of Western knife collectors and bladesmiths,Saha knives became a fashionable subject,hype you may say. MOST of what you find on the internet is out and out horse$hit,pardon my French.So,IF you're seeking after any degree of authenticity,you must be very,Very selective. First,i'd recommend that book
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  4. I like the shorter spring that you used. Seems like it would have less chances to pop out and hit you in the face. I have seen some longer ones and they look scary. It is looking good for sure!
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  5. I did some next steps: guled slightly the edges and curved a groove. On the other side I made a groove after making the holes, to make sure the stitch is gonna fit the grooves on both sides. Two needles with a braided and waxed thread. I used threads of approx. 170% of lenght of the stitching line and it was just enough. Then I ground the edges with sand paper and polished with water and some wood tool from the kitchen I'm going to put some brass plates, copper rivets and one loop to hang on the belt.
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  6. More progress from last night! Today is my last day to work for a while, so these need to be ready for heat treat pretty quick. Primary blade lapped flat. Next I lapped the secondary so that it's tang and the liner equal the thickness of the primary blade. I've shown this jig before, basically you zero the indicator with a blade open, then close it and remove material until you zero it. Like so. Things are starting to come together! I still need to taper the blades a bit so they congress a bit better with no rubbing an
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  7. The design is based off of the tinker with a few changes: longer handle and main blade, sheepsfoot instead of the small spear, and no key ring. I've had a little experience with krinking when I made my stockman, I ground the blades off center and applied a bit of a bend to one of them. In this case I'm going to take the trick of using a half liner with a 1/16" blade sharing a spring with a 3/32" blade to get some extra clearance. I'll try to get some good pictures showing the strange workings of floating springs as well. Yeah, especially when I have a long time I can't work on
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  8. I knew Larry Sandlin personally growing up. He was a good friend of my fathers. He made some of the most beautiful hand carved violins I've ever seen and I remember him forging these beautiful blades and taking them to knife shows in Atlanta, GA. If anyone has any pics of some of his work please share them. I made this post for some closure on people wondering what ever happened to Larry. He lost his battle with lung cancer in 2005. He was one of the most talented men I've ever known.
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