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    Design contest knife WIP **Complete


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    Decided to do a little WIP for the design contest knife. I'm not going to go into to much detail, but this should at least give everyone a basic understanding of how the knives are made.

    Here is the winning design. Have you thought about any names for it yet Christian?


    First step is to profile the blade


    Filing in the sharpening notch



    Scribing the edge


    This is about how thin I want to go before heat treat


    Starting up the grinder


    Bevels have been rough ground and then cleaned up to 120 before heat treat (hard to tell)




    Next I mark where I want to drill my holes


    Holes have been marked and punched


    Holes are drilled and then chamfered



    Marked where I wanted the jimping


    I decided to go with a finer jimping pattern than the drawing. It still serves it's purpose and I can be much more precise with a checkering file




    Decided to make 2! Blades are dipped in turco before heat treat


    Into the evenheat they go


    Oven coming up to temp


    After the blades have soaked in the oven at temp it is time to quench between the aluminum plates.
    The blades go from 1900+ degrees to being able to handle them in a matter of seconds


    Here they are after hardening


    After quenching the blades go into my secondary oven for 2 tempering cycles


    That's all for now.
    Last edited by Jarrett Fleming; 10-30-2016 at 10:16 AM.
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    After tempering the blades I tapered the tangs. I prefer to taper tangs using my surface grinder




    Then I clean up the flats on the scotchbrite wheel



    The bevels are taken to the final finish


    Time to cut out the liners and handles






    The liners and handles are flattened and surfaced prepped for glue up





    Scales and pins are cut out



    Holes are drilled and handles fitted


    The front of the scales are finished


    All glued up and cleaned up



    This is the drawing Christian sent me showing the handle shape


    Handles are rough shaped and finished as far as I can go on the machine




    Time for hand sanding



    After a few more finishing details, sharpening, and marking the knife is complete




    The second knife was finished up as well. I decided to try something new with this one and added some finger pinches.


    Last edited by Jarrett Fleming; 10-30-2016 at 10:24 AM.
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    Thank you for posting this WIP. It is always a pleasure to see knifemakers' processes. Someday I'd like to make some knives myself, and it is helpful to see how people approach their knives.
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    Thank you for the WIP, it's a good start .

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett Fleming View Post
    Here is the winning design. Have you thought about any names for it yet Christian?
    No, I have no name to suggest for the knife .

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    Good looking knife and WIP.


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    I would have had this post finished up sooner but I left for Trackrock before I had the chance. I had a great time up there with some old friends and also made some new ones. Looking forward to seeing all of you again in the Spring!
    Andy snagged the second knife at Trackrock so it will not be available.
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    I really like the finger pinches on the second one. that is a handsome looking knife.
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    Yup. That definitely is a winner. Really like the pinch grip on the second...hunter.
    Still.no name?
    Crystal Ball Hunter as a suggestion. In hand it will let you know how good it will be during its.next use.

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    Awesome thread! Great work Jarrett and such a nice design Christobal! So cool to see the WIP. Can't wait to see more of these.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedog View Post
    Awesome thread! Great work Jarrett and such a nice design Christobal! So cool to see the WIP. Can't wait to see more of these.
    That's definately one of the most beautiful knifes I have seen!

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    Thanks Jarrett .

    Some pics .













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    You're welcome my friend. Neat pics thank you for sharing them.
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    Great pictures of a very nice knife!!! Wish we had that snow here in Colorado...


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