Jump to content

Ariel Salaverria

Supporting Member
  • Content Count

    366
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Everything posted by Ariel Salaverria

  1. To get to that mirror polish, once it's ground I use grit 80, then 150, then 220 and then 400. After that is polishing cloth. I don't have a belt sander, I use smaller diameter belt sand pieces on a rubber addaptor on that bench grinder you saw on previous pictures. Here's a picture of an old tutorial showing this: I got many questions as to why I mirror polish the blade instead of saving some time by skipping that step, so here's the deal. 1. When you acid etch a blade, it doesn't get rid of the outter layers of steel and that's it. Even if it eats up metal, it mimicks the
  2. Thanks! I'll probably get good pictures of the finished blade next weekend. Ariel
  3. Mirror polished, ready to go into the acid. After the acid etch. My website http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
  4. Blade on the oven while I test my new IR thermometer I got for when I make mokume. IR thermometer on the box, with the HTd blade on top (I added a lanyard hole at my customer's request) No pics of putting it on oil as I needed both hands for that My website http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
  5. Just finished this last week. Gerry, if you're reading, contact me as your domain expired and your email address doesn't work anymore San mai damascus from 1010 and 1070 with a 5160 core. 6 1/2" cutting edge, 11 1/4" overall length. Macassar ebony handles with black micarta spacers and damascus buttcap.. Hand made leather sheath More stuff on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
  6. Another two finished. Here's the story on these: http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/projects.htm San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 5160 core. Overall length is 8" with a 3 1/2" cutting edge. 3 3/4" from tip of the blade to the handle. 3/16" thickness. Nessmuk #13 Full handle. Deer stag. Lanyard hole. Front and rear mokume (1010 / 1070 / copper) bolsters and lanyard bead. Black "Pirate" sheath. Nessmuk #14 Stag handle. Brown sheath. More pictures of both knives -and more- here: http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/pro_nessmuk_gallery.htm
  7. Two 7" diameter x 1/4" thickness grinding discs from an angular/hand grinder. I place them together on a bench grinder, and with the aid of the supporting piece, I can work safely using leather gloves to keep the blade pressed enough to get a fast rough grinding. Blade after the rough grinding, showing the swedge. I do the fine grinding after the HT. Adjust for the places where the micarta handles will go later (I use both hands, but I was helding the camera for the pics ) Handle with a medium finish, ready to get drilled.
  8. I just finished this batch of san mai damascus bottle openers. They are all in 1010/1070 and 5160 san mai damascus. Model 2 ones are heat oxidized to a blueish color. Bottle Opener Model 2 These are approximately 4 1/8" long (105mm), 5/8" (15mm) wide at the widest point, 3/16" (5mm) thick. Weight is 1.73oz (50 grams) with sheath and lanyard. Bottle Opener Model 1 These are (give or take) 4 7/8" long (125mm) and 0.3" (7.5mm) thick. More knives, pendants and other EDC items on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http:
  9. I thought you guys would like to see some pictures of the progress of this Thanks for looking! Ariel
  10. Damascus from stainless 304 and 1070. Back in gunblued 5160. I sliced one of my regular san mai steels in the middle 3 1/2" long, .2" wide and 3/16" thick (89mm long, 53mm wide and 5mm thick) It weights 4.86 ounces (138 grams) More knives, pendants and other EDC items on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
  11. Another one finished. Classy looking! Here's the story on these: http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/projects.htm San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 5160 core. Overall length is 8" with a 3 1/2" cutting edge. 3 3/4" from tip of the blade to the handle. 3/16" thickness. Macassar ebony handle with front and rear mokume (nickel silver / copper) bolsters and lanyard bead. Heavy duty hand made leather sheath. More pictures on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/gallery.htm Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?l
  12. Hahaha, didn't realize that looked like a face I did it like this, same as with the "bolster" inserts. (Actually it's even the same piece pictured on that old tutorial, I saved some parts for future use at the time) http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/tutorial4.htm Ariel
  13. Like this http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/tutorial12.htm Ariel
  14. A 60 difference in carbon is perfectly cool for differences in contrast I use that combination for all my carbon san mai stuff. Ariel
  15. Just finished this for a customer yesterday. Gerry, if you're reading, contact me as your domain expired and your email address doesn't work anymore San mai damascus from stainless 304 and 1070 with a 5160 core. 7" cutting edge, 12" overall length. 3/6" thickness. Stag handles with black / white acetate laminated details and buttcap. G10 and acetate spacers. Hand made leather sheath More stuff on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking!
  16. Two for a customer, and I made an extra one. Mokume from 1010, 1070 and copper. 1.14" long, 1" wide and 0.12" thick (29mm long, 26mm wide and 3mm thick) - 0.38oz (11 grams) More stuff on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/ Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
  17. Here are 3 more claws I made from the same billet Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
  18. Just finished these ones on the week. Hearts are cable (1085) damascus, heat oxidized. I had my daughter draw all different ones and then HT'd them to get different shades in all of them. They change colors depending on how the light hits them. Claws are damascus from stainless 420 MV and stainless 304. More pictures soon on my website: http://www.aescustomknives.com/docs/gallerypendantsedc.htm Sign up for my Newsletter: http://yourwebapps.com/WebApps/mail-list-s....cgi?list=79955 Thanks for looking! Ariel
×
×
  • Create New...