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Dan Breen

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  1. Dan Breen

    Made some simple broaches

    I just made two broaches after hours of trying to fit hidden tang knives into wood. I made one out of a thin sheet of 1095 and I made a thicker one out of an old lawnmower blade.
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    Big Fighting Dagger

    Fighting dagger for sale! details below Details: Type of steel: o1 tool steel Handle material: black G10, African mahogany and two other unverified woods. Dimensions: total length: 37cm Blade length: 24cm Handle length: 13cm Blade width: 4.5cm Handle thickness: 3cm to 5cm Handle height: 2.5cm to 3cm Type of grind: flat ground then Sanded up to 1500 grit and then buffed on wheel. Bevel height 4cm on each side. Stumping Iron makers mark on the blade electrically etched in. Ergonomically flat facets on handle and coated with marine grade decking varnish. Sharpened on a belt grinder. Hidden tang style knife. Handmade twisted guard coated with beeswax. Price of knife aus: $320 usd: $240 Euro:$203.80 Pound:$178.08 Price is paid via direct debit plus shipping. photos
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    Pricing Questions

    Thanks a bunch Vern the reason that it takes so long to make is just because my belt grinder is 2/36 and I can only go up to 120 grit on the belts so I have to do 7 hours on hand sanding alone that's the only time consuming part.
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    Pricing Questions

    Say I am making a recurve fighting knife style blade and I have sunk 15 hours into it already and I estimate I will spend another 6 hours on it I can't really charge by the hour. With the material cost coming in at 70 dollars Aus, around 55 US dollars. I will double that which will come out to 140 Aus or 110 USdollars. Now If I work for 7 dollars Aus an hour or 5.50 dollars US an hour that would come to a total of 290 Aus dollars or 226 US dollars is this a reasonable price or should I lower it. You can but your absolute honest opinion here. It is made from O1 tool steel here is a photo of it so far without a handle.
  5. Hi everyone I am not sure if this is the right place to post this topic but it seems like the right place. Anyway I am getting ordered to make a kukri for someone and I just need some help getting the dimensions down for it and what sort of steel I should use. Anyway I was thinking of having the overall length being 40 to 45 cm 16-18 inches. This seems to be a general size. 12cm for the handle and 33cm for the blade. Now here is the part I need help with. What thickness of metal should the blade be and what type of steel should it be. Thanks a bunch again sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this in. ,Dan
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    Kukri dimensions and type of steel

    Yeah the problem is I have a 2 by 36 belt grinder with it not being possible for wheel attachments so I can't really do a fuller unless I get some good quality sand paper and start hand sanding a good groove in there lol
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    Kukri dimensions and type of steel

    Really that thick how would you even swing that
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    Pricing Questions

    Thanks a bunch
  9. Dan Breen

    Pricing Questions

    Hey zeb I am from Northern Territory Australia
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    Pricing Questions

    Thanks a bunch mate but would you have any idea on what sort of steel will be suitable from the distributors because it is so complicated the way they have the specs for their steel. Like instead of 01 or L6 they have 300light or something like that.
  11. Dan Breen

    Pricing Questions

    I need help in pricing some huge spear heads I am going to be making and what sort of steel I should make them out of. I am being commissioned to make some spear heads that are huge about 35cm long and 2 cm thick in the middle for hunting pig and buffalo. I have never made a sharp object this thick before there fore I do not know how to price it. Should I go to a dump shop to get some old leaf springs for the metal? I am going to forge down the main bevels and then grind the rest flush. I only need to make the heads and not the handle. I will be commissioned to make between 10-15 heads. please help thanks.
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    Pricing Questions

    Thanks a bunch because I have made a Bowie and the person that wants it asked for a leather sheath
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    Pricing Questions

    How much extra should I throw in for a leather sheath
  14. Dan Breen

    New skinning knife for sale

    Skinning knife all finished details below Details: Type of steel: 1075 high carbon steel Handle material: Unknown dense red wood Dimensions: total length: 16cm Blade length: 7cm Handle length: 9cm Blade thickness: 0.5cm Handle thickness: 2cm Blade height: 4cm Handle height: 1.75cm Type of grind: hollow ground Sanded up to 1000 grit and then buffed on wheel. Bevel height 1.75cm Four pins and an eyelet. Acid etched on the blade flat. Stumping Iron makers mark on the blades flat. Anso pattern on knife handle. Sharpened on a coarse and fine whet stone. Price is paid with direct debit plus shipping. Price aus dollar : 200$ Price US dollar : 153$ Price British pound : 117$ Price Euro : 132$ Images:
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    Straight edge Knife for sale

    Price drop to 160 Aus $ plus shipping
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    Straight edge Knife for sale

    Details: Type of steel: it is made from an old file so either 1095 high carbon or W1. Handle material: Unknown wood Dimensions: total length: 19cm Blade length: 9cm Handle length: 10cm Blade thickness: 0.4cm Handle thickness: 1.5cm Blade height: 2.3cm Handle height: 2cm Type of grind: hollow ground Sanded up to 800 grit and then buffed on wheel. Tapered tang Price: 160 Aus $ plus shipping 95 US $ plus shipping 106 € plus shipping 95 £ plus shipping Price is negotiable. Email me at stumpingiron@gmail.com or PM me for payment. Payment is made through direct debit only.
  17. the tanto Details: Type of steel: 1075 high carbon steel Handle material: African mahogany Dimensions: total length: 21.5cm Blade length: 9.5cm Handle length: 12cm Blade thickness: 0.5cm Handle thickness: 1.5cm Blade height: 2.5cm Handle height: 2.5cm Type of grind: hollow ground Sanded up to 800 grit and then buffed on wheel. Two different bevels in the tanto style. Three pins and an eyelet. Price: 220 Aus $ plus shipping 170 US $ plus shipping 130 £ plus shipping 145€ Plus shipping images: Dan New drop point knife for sale details below Details: Type of steel: A2 tool steel Handle material: Unknown wood Dimensions: total length: 22.5cm Blade length: 11.5cm Handle length: 11cm Blade thickness: 0.5cm Handle thickness: 3cm Blade height: 3cm Handle height: 3cm Type of grind: hollow ground Sanded up to 600 grit and then buffed on wheel. Not accurate but roughly 1cm in between each grove on the spine making a 5cm ruler Three pins and an eyelet. Please note that there is a crack in the handle held together by glue before purchasing Price: 220 Aus $ plus shipping 170 US $ plus shipping 130 £ plus shipping 145€ Plus shipping images: New mini cleaver for sale. Details: Type of steel: 1075 high carbon Handle material: African mahogany Dimensions: total length: 10cm Blade length: 5cm Handle length: 5cm Blade thickness: 0.5cm Handle thickness: 2cm Blade height: 3.5cm Handle height: 1.5cm Type of grind: hollow ground Sanded up to 600 grit and then buffed on wheel. Rounded spine Three pins and an eyelet. price: 160 Aus $ plus shipping 124 US $ plus shipping 106 € plus shipping 95 £ plus shipping images: All prices are negotiable within reason email me at Stumpingiron@gmail.com or pm me if intrested. Payments with direct debit,
  18. Dan Breen

    Where can I buy steel for knife making?

    Thanks For the comment Daniel but I have already bought steel from artisan supplies and because I am in Australia texasknifemakers would probably cost more in shipping.
  19. I have been making knives out of mystery steel for about a year now and I think it is time I should invest in some good quality steel. I do hot work and cold work depends on what I am doing but at the moment mostly cold work. I am trying to find a place where I can buy o1 tool steel. The problem is I live in Darwin region Australia and I can't buy specific types of steel locally. I was told to look at online stores in America by another knife maker because it is a lot cheaper but I am not sure what site I should get it from. Sorry for being so difficult in finding metal but it would really help if I found a good site to get steel from. Dan
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    Where can I buy steel for knife making?

    Thanks man I think I will just stick with high carbon and tool steels for now just makes life easier and cheaper.
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    Where can I buy steel for knife making?

    Oh yes I see I do not think I won't to keep it hot for an hour and a half I do not have enough gas or sub zero temps. Do you recommend I do not get a stainless steel and just stick with high carbon and tool steels ?
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    Where can I buy steel for knife making?

    Thanks guys I am going to get my metal off artisan supplies the metal I am selecting is 440c for stainless steel, 1045 tool steel square bar and 1095 carbon steel. Thanks so much for your help.
  23. Hi I have just quenched my blade and I need to temper it but all the methods I seem to find are to whack it in 300 C heat for a couple hours. I am just wondering if there is another way because that uses a bunch of propane. I have heard about watching the colour of the steel and the spine turning blue and the blade turning into a wheat colour. Just wondering about suggestions and also if the colour method works do I have to heat the metal up for a couple hours still thanks.
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    Question about tempering my blade

    hmm efficient thanks a bunch guys helps a lot Dan
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    Question about tempering my blade

    Finally one last thing how would I heat treat something that would not fit in a toaster oven but the knife I am making now obviously does but say if I were to make a machete
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