R. J. Hoffman Posted July 6, 2009 Share Posted July 6, 2009 Yep, in case you were wondering I am "the new guy" 'round these parts. Okay so not really new because I've been coming to this forum for probably 8 months but I'm just getting a membership now. I'd like to thank you guys for helping me on the difficult journey of producing my first knife. (Hopes new guy can avoid getting a swirly ) This knife had a violent beginning. I was heating my real first knife up for quenching when i unwittingly left it in the fire too long. Unfortunately, because my forge is a beast and can melt cold steel in just a minute or so when its at full heat, when i pulled the knife out it was a hunk of slag . in my furry at losing a knife that was freaking awesome i threw another piece of steel in and in under an hour forged it into this knife. I modeled the general shape after the fighting knife Aragorn (if i spelled that right) in the lord of the rings has. I decided that because this was my first knife I would do some experimenting during the finishing process. I tried doing some inlay, which while a bit rough and primitive actually came out pretty good and even though they are not particularly hard woods i made the sheath out of poplar because i liked the color and the handle out of black birch because its color matched and it is a fine grain wood that is prized by fine wood workers. (I did all this knowing it would sit on a shelf so i wouldn't have to worry about it getting abused with use). Unfortunately i Fudged up the fasteners i used in place of rivets. Specs: 11 3/4 inch blade High Carbon Steel (don't know exactly what grade) copper inlay poplar sheath and black birch grip (polyuerethaned) "There are many kinds of courage-sometimes the most potent is silence." ~Emperor George of Zehaun~ from- Rahiem and the Fist of Light Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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