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Haven’t posted any projects recently but I finished a dagger made of ss and carbon steel.  The handle is rosewood with a micarta spacer and brass guard.  The grinding was challenging on it, looking forward to trying another one.IMG_0915.jpeg

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Interesting that you got to get the SS to weld to the carbon steel.  Good job.

 

Doug

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Thanks Doug, I used 410 stainless.  I had some scrap 304 someone gave me but it was terrible to work with.  It welded initially but it had such diffent properties than the carbon it just tore apart trying to press it together.  The 410 is actually forgable.  You have to clean really good and fully weld (I did tig but you could do mig or stick) all seams so you can do a oxygen free forge weld.  Although the 410 is foragable I just made a billet then annealed and grinded then knife out.

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410, 416, or 420 are the SS choices for this.

Well done!

Most of these result in mostly stock removal and a lot of grinding waste.

If you try to forge the bevels in, the SS spreads out and gets much closer to the edge.

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Thanks for the info, Joshua.  I'll keep that in mind if I ever try to make a ss clad carbon steel knife.\

 

Doug

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18 hours ago, Joshua States said:

410, 416, or 420 are the SS choices for this.

Well done!

Most of these result in mostly stock removal and a lot of grinding waste.

If you try to forge the bevels in, the SS spreads out and gets much closer to the edge.

I used the mirror technique you posted about in fit and finish for my bevel centerline and my guard.  Pretty cool it was very helpful checking symmetry.

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