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  1. I've been working on a pipe tomahawk head and finished up the filing on Sunday. After taking the last few strokes with a 3" needle file, and seeing the 16" mill bastard next to it, I thought it would be of interest to some to see the results of drawfiling the way I do, the end result, and every single file I used on the project. First, drawfiling. For hawk heads, there's really not a good way to finish them totally on the grinder because of all the odd curves and stepped lines. Well, maybe if I had a small wheel attachment, but not as I am currently set up. I forge to shape, remove th
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  2. Yes there are two that I know of on Youtube. The Mike Loades documentary about Al and a friend of mine from Jordan. The other was the Nova special about Ric making the Ulfbhert sword. Both are very good documentaries and with Al you will see there are many things that he does which reveal his process at that time, if you know what to look for.
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  3. That's a really cool looking knife. I'd carry that around, cut my apples with it for sure.
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  4. I love steam punk but hate gears and stuff thrown on with zero function so that lenses apature ie seriously freaking amazing. Really nailed everything there! Truly amazing
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  5. I'm glad you like it! I really like blades with a long sweeping belly, I think that it is the optimal way to make a blade that cuts well and is easy to sharpen.
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  6. I totally understand Alan...……..but, I just cannot resist the urge to shout out: Hey @Dave Stephens. Can we get a little help here please?
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  7. I just got done unwrapping Spelunkr and it is awesome! The patina fits the knife perfectly, and the fit and finish is excellent. Overall it's an outstanding blade! You're right Wes, this knife just seems like it wants to be cutting and chopping something. Thanks for the little extra as well, it's a cool idea and is surprisingly comfortable to wear.
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  8. After a rough grind and a quick etch, I got my first real look at the pattern in this one:
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  9. Do you think that is a ‘commando’ knife?
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  10. Looks identical to mine.
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  11. Score! Definitely not an English one, though. English-made vises always have the corners chamfered. That bracket looks like maybe Columbus Forge and Iron (Trenton and Arm and Hammer anvils makers), but unless it's marked there's no telling. There's also what appears to be a "60" on the shelf above the screw in that picture of the 1912. Probably the weight.
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  12. Wow. That internal mechanism is a machinists wet dream. Well done sir!
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  13. Hi, so I finally finished this one. Many thanks to everyone who offered their advice. So my intention was a fusion of a western fighting knife with Japanese style. Obviously I'm not the first to try it, I certainly won't be the last. I wish I could have done fullers but they were beyond my current skill level. Unfortunately this blade was my second attempt and I have a very similar one with horriibly uneven fullers. Blade is 9" of W2, sharp coming and going. Blued damascus fittings, and curly maple handle. I know the cord isnt traditional, and the knots aren't correct. If any one kno
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  14. Here some pictures from my very first try to make a linerlock knife. Stainless Steel liners, Ebony handle parts, custom damast blade and spacer, hidden hardware (pivot and 26 m2 screws), custom damast bolsters. I hope you enjoy, thanks for watching. w.b.r. Joost
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  15. A year ago I switched from straight knives to folding knives. This is my second liner lock knife. Blade: Damast made by Maarten van Hattem 3.8mm thick, 87mm long, 28mm wide, custom filework (thanks to Bastianknives) hollow grind with faded plunge line Thumbstud: massive copper with Stainless steel core. Spacer: Damast made by Maarten van Hattem, 4.3mm thick, custom filework. Liners: 2mm titanium grade 5, sanded til grid 2500, 2.4mm detentbal. Handle: Juma with massive copper inlay, 4mm titanium grade 5 bolsters. Hidden hardware: 26 pieces m2 highgloss polished Stainless steel screws. Pi
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  16. Everything is fitted with m2 screws from the inside. The front bolsters are fitted with 3 m2 screws, the rear bolsters with 2 m2 screws. the handle parts are fitted with 2 screws. The spacer is fitted with 12 m2 screws to the liners. here you can see all the parts... w.b.r. Joost
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  17. Don, please don't ever hesitate on posting like that...I love reading your replies! I do know the effect of a good cup of coffee on typing as well, lol! I really wanted/should of discussed this all with you more in Reno...but I was afraid to come off as bugging you (my personal insecurity, nothing to do with you Don). Â I went back to some water. Â So far with mixed results. Â I'm not blaming the water...just me! I took a blade that had been quenched in oil twice unsuccessfully (W2). Â When I say unsuccessfully, I mean in the way the hamon turned out...it did get hard.
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