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    This one is a farrier's rasp forged thin with almost none of the rasp marks left. It's a collab done with Carl Rechsteiner.rxrl3resized.jpg

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    I'm noticing a pattern here.. almost all of the knives being displayed are forged from files... as opposed to a stock removal process.

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    raspupsweptbuffalo.jpgStock removal. Other is Sawblade.
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    Nothing compared t you guys, but I just started learning

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    Very, very cool! I love stuff that has family historical value to it. That turned out really nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl B. Andersen View Post
    This was a Family Heirloom set, made from remnants of the ol' "Home Place".
    A file from the floor of Grandpa's shop in the barn, handle made from a stabilized piece of an oak beam, and the guard from a splitting wedge.
    All to remember times on the farm when they were kids.



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    My first which is still a WIP was stock removal, from a fully hard file, roughly 8 hours went into grinding it out, trying to maintain the high hardness. Knowing then what I "know" now... I'd have at least tried to temper it down some first, lol. Still need to handle it, propane or Mapp torch might be on the list for tomorrow, so's I can drill the tang... might be able to finish it before Christmas this year.

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    Nice stuff!

    This one came from a file. In the second pic you can see a few of the teeth left near the habaki.






    These are from a while back but all came from files.




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    This one is an old file, it was one of my first razors.

    Charlie


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddogg774 View Post
    Did you coat the Bois D' Arc handle with anything?
    Yep, just regular old polyurethane.

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    Mr. (and Mrs) Kentucky, you make awesome stuff. I'm a huge fan of your 'hawks....

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    Thanks you We appreciate it..Im a big fan of your stuff as well..

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    Beautfiul work, just awsome!
    Quote Originally Posted by SBranson View Post
    Nice stuff!

    This one came from a file. In the second pic you can see a few of the teeth left near the habaki.






    These are from a while back but all came from files.




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    How about one of Lisa's hawks from a file..

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    This is the little itsy bitsy knife that started me down the path to knife making

    Untitled by rlibson, on Flickr

    Untitled by rlibson, on Flickr

    Still trying to track down a scrap of kydex so I can make a keychain sheath for it.

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    Sweet, sweet and double sweet!

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    Here's another "Wild Goo" collaboration.




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    A couple of Fire starters and Kiridashi's all from files..You are right Tie, SWEET THREAD
    and that last "Wild Goo" is my favorite one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by church&son View Post
    A couple of Fire starters and Kiridashi's all from files..You are right Tie, SWEET THREAD
    and that last "Wild Goo" is my favorite one..

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    I have a couple worn out files lying around. One is drawn up to be a razor, but I may have to borrow your firestarter idea. That is cool. Did you heat treat afterwards, or leave them soft?

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    Survival tin knife

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    Did you heat treat afterwards, or leave them soft?
    I leave the thicker ones softer than blades, seem to get more sparks and they don't shatter when you drop them...But if they are too soft you just "dig in" and do not get any sparks... Traditionally they were 1/16"-1/8" and hardened ...Secret is simply your flint has to be harder than the iron...When you strike a glancing blow, with the face of the fire steel, across the sharp edge of the flint, you get sparks... What you are doing is cutting or scraping little bits of the steel off with the sharp edge of the flint. ..It's just like when you push a piece of steel into a bench grinder and get sparks. ...It takes a little practice, and you have to be careful that you don't hit your knuckles on the sharp flint...

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