new knife building in progress

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by fujita yuji, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    https://picasaweb.google.com/100590047900759209960/WorkInProgress?authuser=0&feat=directlink
    Hi, buddies. Haven't seen you for a long time, sorry about that.
    I'm building new knives, this time two blades at once.
    The steel is cpm-m4, back from hardening process yesterday.

    I'll add new shots to the photo bucket listed above with progress.

    wish you love them.

    thanks for reading and watching.

    p.s. the forum is splitted into two some time ago, looks like one for equipments and other for the skills, practice and execution for me. so that I posted this thread to here. if there's something wrong, please forgive me.
     
  2. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Looks good. I've always wanted one of your knives. When are you going to start selling? They are great!
     
  3. KYenglish

    KYenglish

    Nov 26, 2010
    I enjoy seeing the pictures of things being made, thanks for sharing them, they look good :)
     
  4. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    thanks guys for your kind words.
    Rockywolf, I dont't think they are that great as you say but if you are really interested in my blades, I'll send you the one now I'm using after I've finished these.
    I mean this one.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Your design and work have a unique look. Very recognizable and esthetically appealing. I look forward to seeing more.--KV
     
  6. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
  7. baldtaco-II

    baldtaco-II

    Feb 28, 2006
    I recall your last build well. What's the motivation behind this one, just because you can or because it will do something different?

    I see you have gone for a maroon colour micarta. I think that's the nicest of all the micarta. Why the brass this time? Is it because it is easier to work, or because it looks more earthy with the micarta, or something else?
     
  8. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    Thanks, baldtaco-II, you know everything quite well.
    The motivation behind this work is, to be honest, an order from a friend of mine, whose boss retires from a job and he (my friend) wanted to congratulate it with some nice gift. I don't know the boss in person but I've heard he's a practioner of Iai-do and a Japanese sword collector.

    Bolster material change comes from exactly what you said, partly from the easiness of work, partly because it looks better with maroon colour.

    But above all, the largest change is the steel, I think. I was always using M2 HSS from Japanese manufacture for my blades but this time I moved to CPM-M4, which looks quite nice so far. it doesn't suffer rust as easily as M2. Also, this is the first time I use American steel. Really nice and no problem so far. Although I've cut nothing, but the steel can be felt while I'm working with it.
     
  9. CapitalizedLiving

    CapitalizedLiving Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Beautiful! I want one. Actually I want your original knife you made, I love that design! Please email me if you are interested in selling any of your work.
     
  10. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    I'm humbled by that. I accept. Did you make the sheath too?
     
  11. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    Rockywolf, pm (or email? not sure, sorry.) sent .
     
  12. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    Today I've shaped the handles. It's a hard long job. Knife making is a job way too hard for me. handle shaping not finished yet.[​IMG]
    As you can see, the handle is shaped with multiple "facets".
    When I come to this idea, I thought "wow this looks great! looks like a sculpture but at the same time also useful!!".
    Then I realized how much complicated this shape is.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2014
  13. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    Thanks CapitalizedLiving.
    I really appreciate your words but as an anonymous novice maker I can not price my work to meet the cost.
    I'll tell you if things have changed. Thanks again.
     
  14. Shotgun

    Shotgun

    Feb 3, 2006
    Glad you're sticking with the same general design. I'm a fan too. :D Nice, clean and functional. Good work.
     
  15. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Looks great!
     
  16. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    Thanks, Shotgun. glad to hear you like my works.

    Today's progress.

    [​IMG]
    roughly finished both blades now.
    The wooden handle one goes to my client.
    Tomorrow I will make their sheaths.
     
  17. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
  18. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    That's too bad. Still a nice looking knife and sheath too. I sent you a visitor message.
     
  19. fujita yuji

    fujita yuji

    Jul 12, 2008
    [video=youtube;IynW4Y-jxeM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IynW4Y-jxeM[/video]
    its done now. the one for my personal use.
     
  20. lightleak

    lightleak

    291
    Jun 11, 2009
    I agree with the others: Your knife design is very unique, elegant and just by looking at it I can see how useful they will be.
     

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