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  1. PART #2

     

     

    Retrieving the pipe from the gas oven.

     

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    Here you can see how the Oxigen reduction works. As the container isn't 100% sealed, the Oxigen from the inside burns to the outside in form of a small flame.

     

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    Starting to hammer the pipe with the cable inside. Since the cable doesn't get in contact with the direct flame, this process prevents the decarburization of the cable strands.

     

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    More Oxigen getting out.

     

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    A bit more flattened.

     

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    It finally starts to look like something that might become a blade...

     

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    Flattened at last!

     

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    Now it's time to get the cable blade out of the pipe/can.

    First I grind off the part that covers the edge.

     

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    Now I clamp it to a vise and start opening it with a chisel and a hammer. Since the pipe is stainless steel, it didn't weld agains the cable.

     

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    Laterals already removed from the blade.

     

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    Chiseling the pipe from the bolster area. Since I want this area to remain unaltered, I have to be extra careful as to not damage the cable strands.

     

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    Blade ready to come out. Note the cable pattern marked into the pipe.

     

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    Blade ready to go to the grinder.

     

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    END OF PART #2

     

     

     

    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  2. This is the Part 1 of an extended version of the tutorial that appears on David Darom's 3rd book, "100 Custom Knives in the Making" I've splitted it on some "chapters" as it's picture intensive.

     

     

    PART #1

     

    This is the begining of it, a section of cable and a rod to insert inside. The rod will provide a secure tang for the handle.

     

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    Secured on the vise, already hammered in (you can see some of the inner cable strand coming out on the other side of the rod)

     

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    Done so far.

     

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    Cutting the extra inner strand with a disk hand grinder.

     

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    Placing the cable on the over for a double purpose: burn all the oil on it and heat it so I can twist it to make the cable more compact. Note that I tied the cable with 5 metal wires to the cable doesn't open with the heat.

     

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    Cable on the oven getting heated.

     

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    Getting it out of the over, red hot.

     

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    Twisting one side on the vise.

     

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    The other side.

     

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    Removing the first metal ties to insert the cable on the pipe that will prevent it from getting hammer marks.

     

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    Grabbing the pipe to start the next step.

     

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    Hammering the pipe to get the cable inside it.

     

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    Cable almost completely inside. Note the discoloration and flattening on one side... I had to heat it several times to get it to receive the cable inside.

     

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    "Sealing" one end with an electric welder. We'll see later why the "sealing" shouldn't be perfect.

     

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    One end done.

     

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    Adding a washer to the other end.

     

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    Presenting it for the welding.

     

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    Welding it.

     

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    Welded.

     

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    Container ready to go to the oven for the following hammering.

     

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    END OF PART #1

     

     

     

    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  3. Devil Skinner

    Semi stainless san mai damascus from 1070 / stainless 304 with a 5160 core.

    3 3/8" cutting edge - 8" overall length.

     

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    It's not finished yet and I still have to make the sheath, but I wanted to show it off. :D

     

    Thanks for looking!

     

     

    Ariel

  4. I've already posted pictures of this knife, but now I've managed to make the sheath for it and get better pics.

     

    Damascus from 1095 and 1030.

    12 1/4" total length, 6 3/4 cutting edge.

    Green/black micarta handle slabs and lanyard (leather) bead.

     

    Black and green hand made leather sheath (all the interior is lined with the soft green leather)

     

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  5. San Mai damascus made of 1010 and 1070 with a O1 core.

    4" overall lenght. Lanyard in leather with a handmade micarta bead. Hand stitched leather sheath with pocket clip.

     

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    Finished (Since this one wasn't coppered, I've decided for black instead of brown)

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  6. Rex,

     

    Indeed, that's my experience too. Maybe it's hard to tell by the pictures, but it's not a corner between the blade and the tang, it has a small radius, to prevent this exact thing :)

     

     

    Colin,

     

    I'll take more pictures of another blade I'm finishing today, to show this properly. There is a .7-.8mm shoulder/step on each side and then the bevel starts there. Kinda like the bevels are embedded on the superior part of the knife.

     

    Ariel

  7. 4" cutting edge - Cable (1085) sides with an O1 core.

    Palo Santo handle with a mokume guard. I still have to make the sheath for it :)

     

     

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    San Mai Criollo Knife

    San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 52100 core.

    5 1/4" blade - 9 3/4" overall length. Black/white/blue home made micarta handle with a damascus pommel.

    Hand made leather sheath.

     

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    This micarta REALLY stand out when the light hits it!

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  8. Some more blades :)

     

    The longuer one measures 9 1/2" and the shorter 6 1/2" Both are 1010/1070 and 52100

     

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    The two knifemakers are named Gustavo Morales and Mario Donda and they're commercial name is DOLMEN. They will be presenting a lot of this finished damascus blades on the VENATORIA Fail in Madrid, from March 29th to April 1st. http://www.venatoria.com.es

     

     

     

    I will be taking pictures of the whole lot before they travel and hopefully they'll get lots of pictures from the Fair there :)

     

    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  9. These are 3 blades I just finished from 1010/1070 with a 5160 core.

     

    They are not orders, so if anyone wants a knife from this, please let me know, as the waiting time will be less than usual :)

     

     

    GROUP SHOT

     

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    FIRST BLADE: 5 1/2" blade.

     

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    SECOND BLADE: 5 1/2" blade.

     

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    THIRD BLADE: 5" blade.

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  10. These are 4 blades I just finished from 1070 / stainless 304 with a 5160 core.

     

    They are not orders, so if anyone wants a knife from this, please let me know, as the waiting time will be less than usual :)

     

    The green or darker spots on the blades (other than the contrasting damascus, of course) is because of light reflections.

     

    GROUP SHOT

     

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    BIGGER BLADE: 9 1/2" blade - 3/16" thickness.

     

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    MEDIUM BLADE: 7" blade - 5/32" thickness.

     

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    SMALLER BLADE: 5" blade - 5/32" thickness.

     

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    SKINNER BLADE: 3 3/8" cutting edge - 8" overall length.

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  11. First one

    4" cutting edge - 9 1/2" overall length.

    Cable (1085) damascus.

    Deer stag handle. Leather and copper spacer.

    Hand made leather sheath.

     

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    Second one

    4" cutting edge - 9 1/2" overall length.

    Cable (1085) damascus.

    Deer stag handle. Leather and copper spacer and pommel.

    Hand made leather sheath.

     

     

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    Third one

    4" cutting edge - 9 1/2" overall length.

    Cable (1085) damascus.

    Deer stag handle. Leather spacer.

    Hand made leather sheath.

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  12. First one

    8 3/4" cutting edge - 13 1/2" overall length.

    1010/1070 sides with 1 52100 core.

    Black/white/blue home made micarta handle with a cable decorated pin on the butt end.

    Hand made leather sheath.

     

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    This is how a knife like this look like before I start grinding it:

     

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    Second one

    8" cutting edge - 13 1/2" overall length.

    Cable (1085) sides with an O1 core.

    Resin impregnated walnut roof for handle.

    Hand made leather sheath.

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

  13. These are two small (sized for dress up pants belt size) belt buckles I've recently made.

     

    Leather pieces are just for shows, those are not the belts!

     

     

    First one is made with mokume from 1010, 1070 and copper.

    I apologize for the pics, I had to take them on a rush before the customer took it.

     

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    Second one is made with half stainless san mai in 1085 and stainless 304 with a 52100 core.

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Regards,

     

    Ariel

  14. This are some blades I've made for another knifemaker.

     

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    I don't usually make this style of blades so I thought about posting them to see if anyone likes them :)

     

     

    He usually makes stuff like this with my damascus blades.

    Not my cup of tea, but the work is something else! Those are all custom ordered knives, with real precious metals and stones.

     

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    Regards,

     

    Ariel

  15. Hi,

     

    This is the fixed blade part of a FOLDER/FB Salaverria/Calo collaboration a customer of us asked for.

     

     

    Forging an integral knife with the press (O1)

     

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    For this order, our customer asked for a black/brown and grey micarta, but many times when you use this process to make it, you end up with darker or changed colors due to the different resing impregnation on the used clothings/materials.

     

    For this reason is that in this case I replaced the grey clothings for another element, that turned out grey on the final piece.

     

    This new element is no other than common rolled white kitchen paper, that due to the resin impregnation -as just explained- turned out grey.

     

    Had I used grey clothings, it would ended up really darker, and there wouldn't be any real contrast between the different layers of colors.

     

    Now with the pictures :)

     

     

    Pieces of cloth already cutted and piles, ready for the resin. for this particular project I've used 60 pieces in total.

     

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    Placing the resin on each group of clothings/paper. (For quantity, just think of placing honey on a toast or something like that)

     

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    Placing two wooden boards protected with plastic bags to avoid the mix getting glued to them, I get them on a manual press.

     

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    I use "just" 5 tons for this.

     

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    Once I remove it from the press and boards.

     

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    Cutting a piece of the dried up mix to test patterns.

     

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    Final forging pictures :)

     

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    Edge and point of the knife are done by hammering, not press.

     

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    Forged to shape.

     

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    Roughly ground.

     

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    Working with a file to get the final fit.

     

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    Ready to get the handle slabs (filework by Ruben)

     

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    Almost done, I just have to flute the handle slabs, add the pins and lanyard hole nickel silver tubing to match the folder and polish it.

     

    Check out the great work Ruben did with the filework!

     

     

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Ariel

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