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    Family, smithy, whisky!

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  1. Joël Mercier

    How to- First Sharpening After Heat Treat

    I used to use 60grit emery trips glued on a 2"x12" steel plate mounted on my file jig to final grind my bevels. It takes a lot of elbow grease and a lot of abrasive but it works. DMT stones are probably cheaper on the long run.
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    Hunting knife

    I second that! I have never had a grinder without a VFD but I burned a tip once and learned when to use lower speeds.
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    The smallest knife I've ever made

    Nice little one!
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    Tribute to Farriers...A knife for them..

    Neat design! Well thought out and very clean. Great work!
  5. Joël Mercier

    Culver Inspired (Copied) Slipjoint

    Dammit Brian, now I have to make my own pattern . I was going to somewhat copy Culver's design as well. I've got plenty of time to think about it though, I've got 5 knives to make before I can begin this project.
  6. Joël Mercier

    How thin is to thin?

    I'd repurpose it into a filet knife.
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    How thin is to thin?

    It's definitely thin. How thick is it at the edge?
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    Frame Handled Fighter (been some time since I posted)

    I was wondering what you've been up too. Turns out it was pretty cool stuff! I really like the proportions, everything looks just right to the eye. I still have the goal to grind plunges like that...
  9. Joël Mercier

    Little Edc WIP

    Nope. You need a shallow hardening steel such as 1075, 1095, W1/W2.... It's possible to create a diff. hardening line with deeper hardening steels like 1084, 52100 and 80CrV2 but you won't get anywhere near the activity of a shallow hardening steel. O1 is just too deep hardening it will through harden even with clay on it.
  10. Yep yep yep. I figured that out on my own. Nasty, nasty dust. Felt like I was breathing ground cinnamon.
  11. Joël Mercier

    Makers marks

    I like it a lot Faye though I prefer smaller marks. Since we're at it, here's mine. It is 1/2" wide x 3/16" high. It was designed by a friend and produced by Infinity Stamps. I highly recommend this company, excellent service and product.
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    Sword heat treat

    Very interesting read, tyvm!
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    Sword heat treat

    Interesting, so there is no evidence?
  14. Joël Mercier

    Sword heat treat

    I've been wondering for a bit, isn't 550°f in the brittle zone? Impact toughness must be important for swords so why do that? Or perhaps my tempering chart is wrong...
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    Sword heat treat

    What makes a blade springy is it's geometry. If you want it to be flexible, grind thinner cross sections. Now if your blade stays bent after a light bend, it's probably not properly hardened.
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