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My first few knives

Discussion in 'Knife & Gear Galleries' started by Rmaza, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. These are the first knives that I have made. My setup includes a double burner gas forge, 135lb Hay-Budden anvil, and a 1x30 grizzly belt grinder. I've set up shop in my dads wood shop and have access to plenty of tools. I'm 27 and been doing this just over a year. Problem is I rarely have time to travel 1.5hours to my fathers shop and when i do I'm always rushing to finish a knife!

    The knives were not planned out well at all, I just started hammering on some metal. I know there are a lot of problems with them but they are sharp and hardened fairly well. I'll list a few details about each.

    Thanks for any tips, compliments, or criticism(constructive or not I can handle it)!

    First knive ever!! Not sure what I was thinking about blade shape here, 1080, ~8in blade, forced patina, box elder burl
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    Second knive, 1080, a little better shape this time, forced patina, box elder burl
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    Most recent: Smaller knife, 1095 clay hardened. This is my first attempt at a hamon, gave up on some scratches, the notch just in front of the handle does not really flow and regret that part.
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  2. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Well your heads and tails above anything I could make, which puts you in the wizard catagory for me lol
  3. Appreciate that James. My next projects will be japanese style blades.
  4. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Looking forward for your next blades
  5. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  6. I'll start a work in progress thread when I do. Get some pointers on all the things im doing wrong.

    Where should I post a WIP thread?
  7. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

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