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first try at filework


DavidM

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This was my first try at decorative filework. The knife was going to be a small EDC for my own use. I got a little ambitious with the quench and through hardened it.....then tried to remove a bend. :rolleyes: Smart me. But what do you guys think of the filework? Any pointers? this was done entirely with a triangle and round needle file.

 

 

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The file work looks great! It is comforting to know that there is someone else out there who has broken a knife at the quench, I felt like an idiot for the longest time because every knife I made broke. Be sure to post a picture when you do the next one.

The ability to make good decisions is the result of eperience, which comes from making bad decisions.

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The file work looks great! It is comforting to know that there is someone else out there who has broken a knife at the quench, I felt like an idiot for the longest time because every knife I made broke. Be sure to post a picture when you do the next one.

Knives don't break in the quench. They just get smaller.

 

and yes, please more pics. that file work was rather nice looking.

"I have surprised myself with what I can make with simple tools when a definite need arose. I don't think a man knows what he actually can do until he is challenged."- Dick Proennke

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Knives don't break in the quench. They just get smaller.

 

and yes, please more pics. that file work was rather nice looking.

 

Sorry, imprecise language. My knives break when I try to staighten any warping after the quench.

The ability to make good decisions is the result of eperience, which comes from making bad decisions.

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Sorry, imprecise language. My knives break when I try to staighten any warping after the quench.

Sorry, I was making a joke. A new twist on 'knifemakers don't make mistakes. they make smaller knives' line.

 

Though, seriously that was a great looking knife. Too bad it snapped.

Edited by Greg Lirot aka Bigfoot

"I have surprised myself with what I can make with simple tools when a definite need arose. I don't think a man knows what he actually can do until he is challenged."- Dick Proennke

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The file work looks good! It's to bad you broke the blade on

the next one be sure and drill any holes you need before you heat treat as well.

 

Bob

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