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1st knife design, tell me why its wrong... or not.
OliverB posted a topic in Design and CritiqueHi y'all, I am really new. Like this is my first design and I haven't made it yet new. I accidentally bought 1095 instead of 1084 and I realize the issues there but Im going to work through it and then switch to 1084 from when this is used up. Any ways. Here is my knife design. The idea is sort of camp cooking knife as I want to make kitchen knives but not start at a full 10" chef knife. Please let me know what you think of the dimensions and what have you. Thanks in advance.
Do I need or should i make a guard?
Logan Shenk posted a topic in Beginners PlaceHey all, it's been a busy winter and spring and havent got to do much in my shop. That being said i have found time in the last week to work out a blade almost all the way through and I need some help and advice. I am making a hunting knife with a hop hornbeam (ironwood) handle, being such a pale wood i am wondering if i should stain with a red hue or just a darker color. Also I cant seem to figure out how to meet the blade to my handle and if i need a guard or a bolster or just plain sand it down to an appropriate angle. I have 2 pictures just let me know if you need more. Slight disclaimer, no it has not been heat treated or have i figured out a choil or ricasso plan yet (again suggestions welcome) Thanks in advance, Logan
Edge "Fuller" / forging tool Question
Josh A Weston posted a topic in Tools and Tool MakingI'm in the process of making a new sword and I've got it almost rough shaped out. I'm getting ready to put the edge bevels and then do the center fuller. I have already made my fullering tool for the center fuller but I want to shape my edge bevels first. I was thinking about making a similar fullering tool to shape those edge and hopefully push some steel into the center of the blade. I would then push the edges into just short of where I want their final shape. Then go back through with the center fuller and push them out to just beyond the final shape and grind down. The main reason I think doing this will be helpful is to reduce some grinding and to help reduce the amount of bevel dents I get in the steel from hand hammering them in (still only been at this for a little over a year and I'm no pro... yet). I would appreciate any thoughts or feedback especially from someone who may have tried this already. Thanks!
What type of torch to get?
B_St.Laurent posted a topic in Beginners Placehey guys, im building together a fire brick and propane torch forge where you dig a T shaped tunnel through the fire brick and stick a propane torch nozzle in the side tunnel. and i am looking on the home depot website and im wondering what type of torch i should get thats as cheap as possible but still capable of getting to a good forging tempature, any advice on which one to get? Thanks guys, - Brandon