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    'Skallagrim' - Another Youtube blade expert.. or not?

    I really like Caffeine Junky, he's a member here, and does good testing, as well as general overviews on knives that I'm actually curious about. He's got an interest in performance oriented knives.
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    Where do you see knife making going in 2016?

    On the more minute side of things, I know that carbon fiber pins, and garolite/micarta pins, have become very popular. I wouldn't be surprised to see even more makers trying them out in 16. I think they look good, and will be interested to see how they hold up over the very long term in both...
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    Feedback, on a new semi-skinner

    The plunge comes very, very, close to the spine, but doesn't go into it, I've made that mistake before, :eek: it is very close though. I will try to keep it lower in the future, I agree it looks better when lower. Nathan, I do deer hunt, but am not as hardcore about it, as a lot of people...
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    Feedback, on a new semi-skinner

    I finished this knife this past week, it's A2 tool steel heat treated by Peter's, and fully flat ground, I haven't put an edge or sharpening notch on it yet, I ground the edge to 0.010 give or take, handles are linen micarta, and the rivets are loveless bolts, I wasn't aware they halo like the...
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    Good files

    I like my Pferd files, they are made in Germany.
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    Jephco Warwood, how do you finish it ?

    Thanks for the replies, I think I'll try some, and see for myself how it turns out. BTW i4Marc, that's a superb looking knife, very cool.
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    Jephco Warwood, how do you finish it ?

    I saw some of this handle material on the internet, and was curious, how makers finish it. I've heard it's akin to paper micarta, sort of. Anyhow, I think I want to try some, but am curious how you finish it, as in what grit, and compound, it looks good at or performs best at.
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    What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

    [/URL][/IMG] Been messing with some AEB-L, this blade has a Peter's HT, and Bocote scales. Made it for just carrying on my belt, nothing super particular. I like the steel a lot, it's .136 I purchased from Alpha. Takes an edge that reminds me of a carbon steel.
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    Questions regarding Fisher Knives tapered steel

    I really appreciate the response Stacy. I had the similar thought about making some inexpensive knives. I don't know if that's the right train of thought though, to sell for a particular price range, that's dominated by production, large scale production companies. It's hard to beat those 5...
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    Questions regarding Fisher Knives tapered steel

    Has anybody used this stuff ? How's it stack up, and what, if any knives have you made out of it ? It's pretty inexpensive, but the steel winds up being the least expensive part of the knife usually, and by most competent makers account, the most important. Probably not worth skipping, I have a...
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    What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

    I ground that particular knife on a 1'' 30'' Grizzly Belt Sander/disk sander, but actually purchased and received a KMG-PL with variable speed about 1.5 days ago, still haven't got it put together, and need to get a power cord, and some odds and ends. Don't have anywhere to put it, but like I...
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    What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

    ^^^ You're much older than I am I would have been a year old in 96 lol. Still, cutting out blanks, and profiling is the easy part, I bought a swag outdoors stand for my Dewalt Portaband, and it's one of those tools you look forward to using, makes life much easier, I cut out 2 or 3 blades with a...
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    What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

    I remember Rich Marchand (Really don't wan't to put words in his mouth), said something to the effect, to get started using whatever you had at the moment, I'm not broke (yet), and am not complaining I'm actually in the process of constructing a shop, life is superb right now. But this is my...
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    What's going on in your shop? Show us whats going on, and talk a bit about your work!

    Been lurking in the knifemaking section for 6 months or so, here's a 1084 skinner I'm trying to complete, I've been on bladeforums for years, but am a noob at making knives, but am totally going to pursue it. This is the 5th knife I'm working on completing. It's got some obvious flaws, but I'm...
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    Lockback folders similar specs to Buck 110?

    There was a small knife company called Rigid started, and run by ex-buck guys (later bought by United in the 80s/90s), one of the gentleman's name who initially started the company was Bill Duff, he still makes handmade knives in Poteau, Oklahoma. Anyhow, they made a couple of 110-esque...
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    Blade Show Booty - Traditional designs

    I've talked to Ray Kirk before, and admired some of his knives (Tulsa Gun Show), he does some slipjoints, from time to time, as well. I nearly bought one, he's a very impressive guy. That particular knife is a superb example of his work.
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    Help me get into traditionals!

    The Case SBJ, in Chesnut/CV is certainly, as others have stated a very good place to start, also don't overlook the Buck 300 series, the 309, 303, and 301, are certainly on the utilitarian side of things, but fine knives, even the current production (although the older flat ground ones suit me...
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    Unconventional sharpening

    I'll add to the resurgence, of this old thread by adding, that a friend of mine, who is a knife enthusiast, brought me a ceramic sodium light bulb, filament, and stated, that he felt it was serviceable as a sharpener. It's no longer than 5 inches in length, and really needed a handle to be...
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    Blades for whittling, carving and working with wood?

    Coincidently, I've found my favorite whittler to be my Victorinox Pocket Pal, as noted, some of these less coarse stainlesses can get very sharp, and I can maintain the edge on mine quite well with a Black Arkansas stone, and a strop loaded with flexcut gold. Still my skills as a whittler are...