Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Faye last won the day on March 3 2018

Faye had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

29 Excellent

About Faye

  • Birthday 11/07/2001

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Books, writing, horses, and most of all knives.

Recent Profile Visitors

590 profile views
  1. Back in the summer a family friend brought me two bayonets that had been saved from his daughters house fire. The blades are 22 1/2" and the overall length is 27 1/2". They have all sorts of stamps and numbers on the guards, and names and dates engraved on the spines. They were in pretty bad shape but with a little sandpaper, elbow grease, and a buffing wheel they shined right up. When the family friend dropped the bayonets off he also commissioned a fillet knife. The fillet is 10 1/2" overall with a 5 1/2" blade. I used an old saw for the blade and katalox and brass pins for the handle.
  2. It is forged out of a horse shoe rasp. Pretty much what Will said, though carefully forged might be taking to much credit, it just kinda does it on its own. At least I don't put to much effort into making it look that way. This is where I confess that everything was a happy accident. This knife was my second attempt and I grabbed a rasp because it was the only thing I had handy. The tail was really a leaf and I choose that shape for the blade because the seax knife was the other consideration for this kith and thought I would be smart and sort of combine the two. Only after I had it ground and ready for heat treat did I see the dragon theme in it. So I ran full throttle with it and it turned out, as my dad would say, not bad for a redheaded kid.This is to show the tail/leaf I was talking about.
  3. Thank you Alex, I appreciate the huge compliment even if I don't believe it's true. Glad you like the knife. Thank you. Drachenklinge is loose German for dragon blade.
  4. I'm fine with moving the deadline out.
  5. Since you have held it in hand it's up to you, but this is my two cents. I like the look of the finger groove, but I can also see where it might not be very comfortable to use.
  6. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Faye Lankister
  7. So I have this fillet knife forged out and roughly shaped the way I want it, but I'm not sure what I need to do with it next. It is 1/16" thick, and 10 1/2" overall length, made out of a saw blade. I am not sure just how tall the bevels need to be. If it is 1/16" thin do they need to be a full flat grind? I have a love hate relationship with my grinder, I usually end up taking more material than I want just to fix my mistakes, so on something so thin it makes me really nervous to take it to the grinder for very long. And on that note is 1/16" even a good thickness? As apparent, I don't know much about fillet knives, don't even like fishing, but I have a hard time saying no, so here I am. Any advice would be welcomed.
  8. 1. Alex Middleton 2. Conner Michaux 3. Will Wilcox 4. Chad Scott 5. John King 6. Faye Lankister
  9. Faye

    Baby Seax

    Haha, thank you for the compliment. Maybe in another ten years or so. Thanks, I'll remember that next time.
  10. Faye

    Baby Seax

    Thank you Alan. I am very glad I found out about Audra too, I have fellow bladesmith Jay Nickels to thank for that. Thank you, it's called a phantom diamond, one of Audra's specialties.
  11. Faye

    Baby Seax

    Some people might remember my first "Seax knife" that was actually a tanto... This is my second atempt, much better considering I sharpened the right side this time. My grandparents wanted something to display on the mantle, I thought this one would do nicely. The blade is 1080 and 15n20, with a brass guard, elk antler spacer with black fiber gaskets, and brazilian ebony. Overall length is 8 1/2", with a blade length of 4". I made this in master bladesmith Audra Drapers shop, under her close supervision. Hope you all enjoy.
  12. Faye

    FL Forge EDC's

    Kinda makes the other one look plain.:) Thank you. That is actually the first file work I've ever done on a knife. On the configuration of the second one, it is a hidden tang and I just took a silver dollar sized piece of brass, slotted a hole in the middle of it and soldered it on.
  13. About a week ago I received my maker's mark stamp from Steel Stamps Inc. they did great work and we're really fast getting my order done, one week from the time I finalized my order to the time it was shipped out. These knives are the first to have the FL Forge official mark on them. The first is 1080 steel with walnut scales, brass pins and black fiber liners.it measures 5 1/2" overall, with a 2 3/4 blade. If I had to change something about this one, I would put less of a kink in the handle to make it easier to use the back part of the blade. The second one is also 1080 steel, with a brass guard, red fiber spacer and African Blackwood. I am super happy with how the color contrast came out in the handle. The overall length is 5", with a 2 1/4" blade. As always input and critiques are more than welcomed.
  14. Faye

    Stone cast bronze

    So less like a baseball more like a mushroom:D
  • Create New...