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"Grunter Hunter" with hamon!

Discussion in 'Knife Maker's Gallery' started by BM(406), Jul 11, 2012.

  1. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 28, 2011
    A grunter is a Razor Back....these guys hunt them (and reduce the over whelming population) with dogs and use just a knife. The term "pig sticker"....any way, Adam contacted me and wanted a double edge non-dagger with a hamon for use in this sport. I did a lil research, watched a couple you tube videos on it and shared a dozen emails with him and this is what we came up with.

    The knives turned out great, nice and comfortable, sharp as heck and the hamon looks great too!

    I make my own mycarta and made these sheaths....they are tactical style. The sheaths passed the dog test (let the dog play with them in the back yard for 45 mins while I helplessly chase him) but I did have to kinda re-sand them. I did not polish the mycarta as grip was important and wet mycarta is the best (plus blood stains will mark it every time)

    Aldo's 1084
    14.5"ish OAL (I forge so they are about 1/4" different from each other)
    In house heat treat
    I was about 3 weeks late completing these....lots of bugs to work out since it was my first time making mycarta sheaths. I learned a lot tho and think I will keep doing this!

    K...here are some pics....lemme know what you think and thanks for looking!

    #1 with clay before heat treat
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    #2 with clay before heat treat
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    I used a cell phone charger to free hand etch this
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    This is #1
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    this is #2
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    Here they are in the sheath
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    and out
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    Thanks everyone....time for a beer!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  2. P.K.Hansen

    P.K.Hansen

    402
    Aug 8, 1999
    Amazing hamons :thumbup:
    Is that tiny amount of clay really all you put on?
     
  3. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 28, 2011
    Thanks, and yes with 1075-1084 it doesn't take much. I find with 1095 I use more clay (but not by much)and take it to a little bit higher of a temperature with a longer soak time to get the hamon to turn out.
     
  4. issues

    issues

    207
    May 9, 2012
    Beautiful pieces!!!
     
  5. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 28, 2011
    Sweet, thanks! I learned enough that I think on my next one like this, I'm gonna do some cool jigging on the handle and continue it on through the sheath. If I get my tolerances a lil better I could make it like one big piece. Imagine that on a katana!
     
  6. emeraldstone4891

    emeraldstone4891

    16
    Jul 30, 2012
    holy shit! i reckon that they could survive being run over by a tank!
     
  7. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I would love to see one with a rounded choil, or no choil. Keep the square stress risers to a minimum.

    Looks like you got a great hamon action with just that little bit of clay.
     
  8. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 28, 2011
    I heat it to just above crit....soak for maybe 2 mins and dunk in warm water for a 3 count and pull them out and hang them up for 15 mins then temper.

    As far as no choil....
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  9. Veesix

    Veesix

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    Mar 21, 2008
    I love your handle scales&I dig your knives along with that big ass zombie sword:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  10. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 28, 2011
    Sweet, thanks! Kind words are greatly appreciated!
     
  11. NovelsRus

    NovelsRus

    6
    Dec 26, 2009
    How much would it cost to have one custom-made? Say, about the size of a whopping good Bowie, maybe 16-17 inches overall, with a 12-inch blade made like that one?
     
  12. BM(406)

    BM(406) KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 28, 2011
    Email sent!
     
  13. CaneC808

    CaneC808

    177
    Jan 16, 2012
    Send me one on what those average please very cool
     
  14. indigoss

    indigoss

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    Aug 28, 2012
    Email sent.
     

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