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This is a friction folding knife forged from 1084. The handle is steel with a Japanese maple leaf over flowing water in copper soldered to it. 

 

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Bob O

 

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Nice!  I'm diggin' what you're doing with the copper on your folders.

Thanks for sharing

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RIP Bear....be free!

 

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3 hours ago, billyO said:

Nice!  I'm diggin' what you're doing with the copper on your folders.

Thanks for sharing

 

Thanks! I have a few more in the works. I just finished this one this morning. I'll probably end up doing more of these thistles.

 

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Just finished another. The thistle represents my partner's Scottish heritage, the maple leaf her Canadian heritage, and the infinity symbol her Métis heritage.

 

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4 hours ago, Alveprins said:

These are pretty cool looking! :)

 

Thanks! They're quite fun to make, though nothing on the level of detail of your work. I've been looking into rotary broaches to put hexagonal holes in the screw heads. Something a little more appealing than a simple slot for a flat screwdriver.

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Use a xx slim triangular file to cut a sunburst pattern on the head, leaving the slot intact enough to be functional. Chase some patterns.  Lots of ways to dress up a slotted screw head.  Look at flintlock lock bolt heads for inspiration.   A xx slim taper file and a 120 degree push graver let you do what's basically chip carving in metal.

 

And I like the design!  B)

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2 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Use a xx slim triangular file to cut a sunburst pattern on the head, leaving the slot intact enough to be functional. Chase some patterns.  Lots of ways to dress up a slotted screw head.  Look at flintlock lock bolt heads for inspiration.   A xx slim taper file and a 120 degree push graver let you do what's basically chip carving in metal.

 

And I like the design!  B)

 

Thanks for the tips! I'll have to try some, but I've been focused on chasing and cutting out the copper decoration.

Bob O

 

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I think I might try combining the two ideas. There are plenty of ways to decorate around a hexagon. I'm thinking the slot night not be the most comfortable in the hand. 

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I carry a knife like this from Nick Rossi as my ever day knife. It is a conversation piece for those that don't really know smithing. I love the idea of adding nonferrous accents. It is a great canvas and you can do a lot with it. Good idea!

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Thanks! It started when I used copper for a couple of handles. It's been a lot of fun and I'm learning a lot as I go.

Bob O

 

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These are fun Bob… I don’t see the screws you are talking about decorating? For the pivot in a future one? 

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On 6/15/2024 at 11:11 AM, Dick Sexstone said:

These are fun Bob… I don’t see the screws you are talking about decorating? For the pivot in a future one? 

 

Thanks Dick. The screws are button headed with no slot or other means to turn them. They have a hex nut on the other end. This is what they look like before the head gets rounded off and what the screw looks like assembled.

 

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Ah , I see what you are saying….. I think I’d drill a small hole in the side of the rounded head and make some small spanner wrench’s  to tighten them

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2 hours ago, Dick Sexstone said:

Ah , I see what you are saying….. I think I’d drill a small hole in the side of the rounded head and make some small spanner wrench’s  to tighten them

 

I got my rotary broach in today and made a button head screw with a hex socket. I ordered some larger stock to do some file work on the heads. I can also use larger screw diameters and get deeper sockets. I was afraid of drilling too deep on this one.

 

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And the tool that did it: 

 

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Bob O

 

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Just finished another folder. The decoration on this one represents my dad's Métis heritage and his career in the army as a master bomb disposal tech. This knife features a tapped screw hole and a screw with a hexagonal hole to tighten it.

 

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