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justin carnecchia

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justin carnecchia last won the day on May 20

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About justin carnecchia

  • Birthday 06/27/1975

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    bladesmithing, cooking, being a dad (is that an interest or lifestyle choice?), hunting, and fishing, obsessively searching the internet for all things related to making knives and swords, etc..

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  1. Very cool knife! Will be waiting to see final pictures.
  2. Beautiful knife! You do really nice work
  3. Thanks for the tips! i didn’t think of drawing back the temper locally to file it..
  4. Sweet! best luck with customs, maybe don’t bring that big knife?
  5. And here it is all done.. I guess it didn’t come out too badly. now I just gotta finish that big fighter.
  6. So not long after this picture, right as I was thinking, “one or two more passes on the grinder and it’s time to hand sand.” That I cut way too deep and totally screwed this knife up... managed to “erase” some of the mistake, but it will never be a sellable piece of work.. so I at least learned a thing or two.. first, daggers are hard. There’s a reason the ABS chooses the dagger for the masters test. second, the plunge lines, are probably best done with a file, pre heat treat. I usually do much of my finer grinding after heat treat, but I’ll be reconsidering that. so I will finish the knife, but as it will be a new shop knife, it won’t get the finish I was intending. I’ll post a pic when done
  7. Thanks guys, I usually work on a few at a time, but ah... yeah..maybe don’t finish them all? the fighter is one I started last year, but the fullers turned out to be above my skill level and I stopped working on it.. came back to it figuring if I mess it up what do I really have to lose and to my surprise I think they will actually be usable. So far I’ve tried cutting with a foredom, with a hardened steel tool made just for that, with sandpaper, with an Arkansas stone, and finally back to the foredom.. hats off to those of you who do these and make it look awesome!
  8. First a little clay.. then heat treat. Went without incident. Into the oven at 400 for a bit and then I’ll see if I can’t finish it up tomorrow.
  9. Way too many bevels!! But almost ready to heat treat
  10. So it’s been a long time since I did a work in progress, like years long... so I feel like I’m over due.. hopefully I can contribute something to a forum that has meant quite a bit to me over the years, and if not at least it should be fun.. so like I said above, works in progress, I have two knives I’m gonna try to WIP at the same time.. maybe.. I’ve got a big hamon fighter, (already through heat treat) that has pushed me well beyond my skill set and which I’m not yet sure will ever become a knife. And while working on that today I got distracted and started a small dagger.. also going to push my skill set a bit since I’ve never done a double edged blade.. and it’ll be a race to see which I get done first.. if either.. and I actually have a couple paying clients for a change so I’ll have to fit their knives in too..
  11. Dam! What’s on the menu? Pirates? just teasing! Great looking knife!!
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