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Fillet knives in progress!

Discussion in 'Brock Cutlery' started by Mark Brock, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. This is something I am trying. Working up 3 knives at once. So far they are shaped out and refined to near finish dimensions.
    These are all AEBL stainless at 63 rockwell hardness. Length is 180 to 185mm.

  2. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  3. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

  4. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  5. Yep, I had one order, and wanted one myself. So I thought I'd try doing a batch of three and see how it goes.
    One will be ironwood, one oak (for me), and one may be ebony with nickel silver I am thinking, but that could change.
    The order and mine will have sheaths for sure.
    Below is the first short fillet I did with a sheath, so something like that sheath for these larger knives.

  6. Work in progress on these fillet knives. Rough grinding done and just started to refine them at 80 grit. They have decent tip flex at this point. 120 then 220 grit to finish refining the geometry and final flex. Then polish with 340.

  7. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  8. Couple of flex pics after final grinder refinement. This is about how I like them.
    This one I took a tad thinner for a request.

    Now on to hand sanding!


  9. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  10. Thanks Jim, I appreciate the encouragement. :)
  11. Sanded, ready for logo. They always demand a drop or two of blood before they are finished... :\
    I kind of like the smokey logo, but it will be cleaned up...


    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020
  12. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

  13. ackvil

    ackvil Founding Member

    Looks great.
  14. Thank you Jim. I used to work in Chandler!
  15. Finishing up this first one, which is an order. Still needs a bit of light sanding and what-not.

  16. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

  17. Jim

    Jim Old Curmudgeon Founding Member

  18. Well, I finished this one up including sheath. And then during the final buff life stepped in and there was a failure.
    It isn't going to affect the use of the knife, but as far as a customer order, it is a catastrophic failure of sorts.
    Ironwood. What can you do. Usually it is VERY stable. But a little hidden knot can do it in. And the best figured ironwood is usually knotty to some extent.
    It usually won't affect integrity, but this one was just in the wrong place.

    I played with the sheath design and on the third iteration I settled on one I like. I might modify it still a bit, but it's pretty close to what I want.
    I think I want more of a taper toward the tip to match the knife shape.
    This way is kind of big, but it does protect the blade very well. It's a toss up, looks vs function.

    So now I am on to making a new one for this very patient customer.



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