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The blade that made scarface!!!

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Some rail road track forged out for another project  and figured I would use some for this.Resized_20191212_141244.jpeg

 

Took some sacrificial samples 

 

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Heat treated one in water and one in oil 

 

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this is a picture of the pieces after quenching and breaking.

 

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then the forging commences Resized_20191212_142743.jpegResized_20191212_143655.jpeg

 

and now I'm sitting here in the emergency room awaiting stitches.

 

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Ouch!  Happens in a split second, doesn't it. 

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Guess you should have been working on that honey do list. :P 

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That it does.....

I'm thinking to myself I need box jaw tongs and i see Niels Provos just uploaded a video of making some!!!!!

7 stitches later

 

 

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I hope they let me out of here soon......I have more work to do!!!!!

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That reminds me, I need to sew up a rip in some jeans. :lol:

 

Sorry man, I just couldn't resist.  Never fun to get hurt and certainly not fun to have someone make light of it.

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Ouch!  Was that by hand or with the power hammer?  Power hammers certainly require well-fitted tongs for just that reason.  I do hope you had on some safety glasses, half an inch lower and you'd be far less happy if you didn't have them on.

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Yes it was the power hammer and no I wasn't wearing safety glasses. I'm walking into Walmart right now and that is on the list of crap to get B)

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I bought a 3 pack of safety glasses!!!:lol:

 

2 hours ago, Chris Christenberry said:

Sorry man, I just couldn't resist

No worries...I've been laughing about it the whole time! Even though it should t be a laughing matter.:D

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You'd better finish that thing!  I want to be able to say that I have a knife made by Scarface! :D

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Oh I will finish this one. I almost just took it and smashed it to hell under the hammer after it hit me until I felt the blood start to run down my face. That's when I shut the hammer down and headed to the ER. 

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I'm debating on if the finger swell(?) Was a good idea and if I leave it the retention strap might not work as its supposed to. Its kinda difficult making a blade to fit a sheath. I need to get leather working tools and start making my own sheaths. 

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If its positioned right, it looks like it would work fine.  I can imagine how much of a pain it could be to fit a knife to a sheath.  Be careful though, leather is an entire rabbit hole all on its own.

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So I'm going to finish this up and I was wondering what everyone though if a pineapple twist in the handle? I don't want any hot spots in the hand while using it!

On 12/12/2019 at 6:54 PM, Alex Middleton said:

You'd better finish that thing!  I want to be able to say that I have a knife made by Scarface! :D

 

Are you sure that's the reason or do you want the knife that made Scarface!?!?! :lol:

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Some finish forging and prepping for heat treating.

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Thermal cycling with charcoal in a pipe. And a bar in the forge to preheat the oil.

 

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The handle ended up bigger than anticipated. These knives are a little more difficult to get right than they look. This is the blade as forged. I tried to get it as close to the finished shape as I could.

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The more I look at it ..the proportions are way off. I HAVE to do something about the size of this handle.:rolleyes:

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Nipped off the end of the tang and forged it down a bit with the power hammer.

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I also flattened my heat treat pipe a bit to make it oval.

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In still not sold on the finger groove. Should I forge it down and just make a normal blacksmith knife?

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Since you have held it in hand it's up to you, but this is my two cents. I like the look of the finger groove, but I can also see where it might not be very comfortable to use. 

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I'm not sure what to do. I know I need to get it finished though. Today is the deadline. I think I will forge it down. I'm going to ask my wife's opinion.

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My wife and my daughter told me to forge the finger groove out. It had sharp corners anyway and I should have taken care of it before heat treating. It w im lm be finished by 10 am tomorrow. I hope this doesn't disqualify me. I should be able to ship by tomorrow afternoon or Tuesday. 

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Looks damn good! Now im worried mine is to lean

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It is forged really close to shape. The edge was forged to less than the thickness of a dime so there is very little grinding and will have a full on Brute de-forge look to it.

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