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Ask, and Ye Shall Receive

Discussion in 'Ban Tang's "Stupid Sharp Knives"' started by gomle, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. gomle

    gomle

    804
    May 28, 2010
    This is a thread where you can ask Ban about knife and knife-related stuff.

    So here we go:






    I'm wondering about liners and their purpose. :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  2. awc

    awc

    526
    Jan 13, 2011
    As far as I know they are only there for looks. but if they serve another purpose please correct me.
     
  3. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
    They make the handle wider.
     
  4. snwbrdr202

    snwbrdr202 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Any further rust protection with liners?
     
  5. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    659
    Jul 28, 2010
    BAN DO YOU USE GLUE ON YOUR HANDLES ?:thumbup:
     
  6. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    Gomle,

    I think you should add something in your title that tells people this is the thread to ask Ban questions. And maybe clarify it in your OP? That way people other than those who follow the deathchat know what's going on :thumbup:
     
  7. gomle

    gomle

    804
    May 28, 2010
    My OP? :eek: ? thats why I changed the topic from Master Ban answers questions to ask and ye shall receive, because all other than Ban had an opinion. :D
     
  8. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    As others have mentioned, liners are typically used to add to the look of the knife. Other times they are used to add to the thickness of the handles.

    I do use rubber toughened CA (superglue) to glue the handles. But I rely on the stainless rivets with lots of pressure to hold everything securely in place.

    Not that I am aware of... As a matter of fact the vulcanized paper liners tend to seal the tang less that a perfectly flat smooth micarta or G10 surface. Vulcanized paper are typically not very flat and also have a very rough and uneven surface.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
  9. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    There ya go, the extra note was all that was needed :):thumbup:
     
  10. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    Since this is somewhat of a Q&A thread I am sure the sharpening question is going to come up.

    My sharpening process is documented here in this thread for those interested.
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=802304

    I will do a little writeup on edge maintenance soon.
     
  11. Hogwash

    Hogwash

    Jun 17, 2006
    A thermos keeps coffee hot and ice water cold.

    How do it know?
     
  12. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    I'm going to start the FAQ thread, I'll talk with you about it via PM :thumbup: Ban, you should sticky this one (and the FAQ).
     
  13. gomle

    gomle

    804
    May 28, 2010
    I would like a video of Ban doing the different stages of stropping. :thumbup:
     
  14. gomle

    gomle

    804
    May 28, 2010
    When is the " ultimate sharpening guide" out? Different grinds and how to sharpen them.... I will pay top dollar for that dvd. Hopefully in colaboration with a company that can deliver all sorts of sharpening systems that you use during the making. :)
     
  15. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    I am planning on doing a sharpening video when I have the time one of these days. I sharpen free hand with a belt grinder and various belts. There are no special sharpening contraptions to speak of. The basic instructions are on the sharpening thread. That info will be incorporated into the FAQ.
     
  16. Gress

    Gress

    Feb 8, 2009
    Ban,
    Great job you doing!
    Are you interested in a regrind work? I am looking for some help here.
    Thanks
     
  17. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    Hi Gress,

    Thanks for stopping by. I am no longer doing any sort of regrinds and mod work because I am trying to focus my limited time on making knives.
     
  18. Gress

    Gress

    Feb 8, 2009
    Ban,
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  19. psychophipps

    psychophipps

    757
    Aug 25, 2009
    I'm curious about that 3v Shiv in your pics thread. What are the dimensions (length, width, thickness, etc.) and costs of a knife like that?
     
  20. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    That 3V Shiv is 3/32 thick and roughly 6 1/2" OAL with a 2 1/2-2 3/4" Blade.
     

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