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    Recommendation? looking at grinders.. newbie...help

    I thought KMG was one of the original knife grinder companies with reliability. And I haven’t heard anything bad about OBM (Origin Blade Maker, formerly Oregon Blade Maker). All reviews I’ve seen on this site and others shows that they make very high quality grinders and accessories. They...
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    Differences in grinding technique - sword vs knife fabrication

    Interesting. I’ve seen the Burr King. It’s a damn nice grinder, but too rich for my blood. I like the simplicity of the 2-wheel grinder though. There’s a lot of plan out there for more common multiple wheel grinders in a 2x72 format. I could possibly fabricate a 2 wheel grinder similar to...
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    Differences in grinding technique - sword vs knife fabrication

    Got dang! It’s been a catastrophically bad week. I’m just getting back online after no electricity and heat for days. I’m in TX and our dumb government powers that be decided that all us Texans should be on an old curmudgeon electrical grid system that completely is prone to failure when...
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    Differences in grinding technique - sword vs knife fabrication

    Wait a minute. Joshua, you heat treat before you start grinding? I get your rationale of it being easier to straighten warps on a long section, but would you then heat treat after finishing also? I don’t have a way to heat treat economically so I’d have to outsource that after I’m done. Lot...
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    Differences in grinding technique - sword vs knife fabrication

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    Differences in grinding technique - sword vs knife fabrication

    What about a wider work rest? I’m a little bit concerned about making the bevel nice and straight especially with a longer blade. With small knives it’s easier to hold. Anyone have any pics? What’s the easiest sword, or maybe least c9mplicated, to start out trying to make?
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    Differences in grinding technique - sword vs knife fabrication

    I’m a little bit new to sword making, and really knife making also. I’ve gotten hooked and doing some small knives on a 2x72 belt grinder. My real interest is in making swords and really looking forward to starting that also. I was interested to know if there are any differences in technique...
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    Making my first sword!

    Any update? How’s it look with the handle on? And how’s been your experience been regarding the differences in grinding and basically fabricating smaller knives in comparison to a much larger form in the sword you are making.
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    What survival knife was this? *Now solved

    Dayum! Impressive identification! You guys really are good. We have some keen eyes here!
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    What survival knife was this? *Now solved

    Wow! That knife looks almost identical to the knife used in the "Get to the Chopper" scene of Predator. Not sure if any of you are old enough to remember this Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. This guy Billy decides that his knife was a better weapon than a gun to fight the Predator... Poor...
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    Making my first sword!

    Wow! I’m also interested in getting started in swordmaking. What you have going on with this project is fantastic! Good job!
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    School me on pocket torches

    Is there something available over the counter at a sporting goods store (ex: REI, Academy, Dick’s, Cabella, etc) that is a small form factor that can be held in the hand such as a pen light or maybe a little bigger? I’m looking for that form factor, but something totally super bright like...
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