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Gerhard Gerber

Quad-hollow sub-hilt fighter: Is this cheating?

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Took a large old file and forged out a longer tang.

Really starting to see the value of doing a design on paper, but more on that later.....

Used the Golden ratio to get the ricasso right after a video on grinding daggers I watched this week.

I like the look of the Cold Steel OSS, but as you can maybe see on the design, I'm considering different tip shapes.

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....So I decided to grind in the bevels and then decide the tip....

Beside which I never could've gotten the grind that good if the tip had been shaped! :lol:

Not cheating if I pull it off I reckon :D

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I guess the lesson is you have to pay the piper some time or another....

https://youtu.be/KcDrYcR8YJo

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Nice grinding, looking good!

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It ain’t cheating either

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Thanks, let's see if I can get a good end result.

11 hours ago, Joshua States said:

It ain’t cheating either

That's what prompted the paying the piper comment, I came to the conclusion the method just delays the difficult part till a bit later, after shaping the tip those bevels still need to be ground in.

4 hours ago, James M. jones said:

Would you mind sharing a bit about the golden ratio and ricaso . Like a 5x8 .? Would like to learn more on this. 

I would rather suggest you watch this video rather than me trying to explain it Dagger Planning and Grinding by ABS Mastersmith Kevin Harvey, but basically having the dimensions of the ricasso adhere to the golden mean/fibonacci sequence.....1.6something  :D

 

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On 10/8/2019 at 10:08 PM, Gerhard Gerber said:

Thanks, let's see if I can get a good end result.

That's what prompted the paying the piper comment, I came to the conclusion the method just delays the difficult part till a bit later, after shaping the tip those bevels still need to be ground in.

I would rather suggest you watch this video rather than me trying to explain it Dagger Planning and Grinding by ABS Mastersmith Kevin Harvey, but basically having the dimensions of the ricasso adhere to the golden mean/fibonacci sequence.....1.6something  :D

 

Thanks interesting procedure 

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I cleaned up the blade a bit on a 400 grit belt and etched it again with the hope of finding the hamon, funniest thing is the pattern of the file teeth showed up on the ricasso :P

 

The hamon is visible....if you squint a bit.....

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