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Steve Elliott

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    My family, bladesmithing, shooting, fantasy movies, video games.

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  1. In the future I would definitely take that into account, with this knife I wasn't too concerned about it since your pinky actually rests on the back end of the knife. I probably wont ever make one this small again, but dually noted. I may follow this post up with an improved version, maybe an integral guard.
  2. Well a long time back I had a buddy ask me for a knife, he didn’t care about dimensions or design he gave me total creative freedom with it. Being a very green bladesmith I went nice, simple and small. So I made this little guy out of a Willys Jeep leaf spring (save the blasphemy remarks for after) with a coffee petina and oak handle. The Jeep had been totally scrapped and I bough a couple sets of spring from the owner ($40 is a damn good deal). The kydex sheath I also did myself using a heat gun and gardening knee pad. Petina turned out less even than I had wanted but that’s what I get for no
  3. Welcome to the club brother!!! I too am a newb to all of this but I've found that the beginners place has a ton of great questions asked with all of them having great answers. the thread "psst newbie, wanna build a propane forge?" is a little gem I think you'll find particularly helpful. I started off with just a bunch of fire bricks and a tiger torch. its rough and inefficient but it affords me the opportunity to practice. Cheers!! Steve
  4. Sooooo.... there's basically nothing Rob can't do haha
  5. Love the detailing on this beauty!! Amazing work brother!!
  6. All right gents, ladies. my burning question is this, has anyone here ever made a Damascus steel fillet that functions properly with the nice flex and all. Ive got a bunch of cable and the desire to make something cool out of it but it’s only 3/8” cable so I wanna start with something relatively thin. (Yes I know this ends up posing many more problems but I wanna try anyway) Cheers!!
  7. How do you finish your micarta? I love that gloss finish you have going on there!
  8. That is gorgeous!!! Adding it to my wish list of things to make!!!!
  9. Yes that is on the to do list. It is really sharp and I almost did take a chunk out of my finger. I’ll go in with my dremel and round it off.
  10. Thank you for all the kind words gentlemen!! I will update this post as I progress with the project!!
  11. Thanks Alan! I will definitely test a piece. Thanks a lot guys I’m pretty proud of it so far. Balance point sits perfectly on the forefinger.
  12. Ok fellow smiths. Here is my first forged knife. It’s from an old willys Jeep leaf spring (so I’m assuming it’s 5160). Took me quite a while to get it to this point as when I first started I had WAAAAYYYY too much material for the design I had. I ended up cutting a bunch off and re forging my edge. Once I was down to the correct amount of material I was able to get it down to the correct feeling and balance. Next time I make this design I will make the handle shorter so it has a more controlled feel. Next will be to do the heat treatment process and make a sheath! Hope you enjoy! O
  13. You answered perfectly Alan, Much appreciated!!
  14. Follow up question. Using borax for flux, I've read in a few spots its good to go. Any insight on this?
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