Osprey Knife & Tool Behind the Scenes & Preview Thread.

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  1. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Its been awhile since I posted a preview of what I have been working on, Here is a little sneak peak of what I have been doing the last few days.

    First video is a Bowie in W2 with a nice Hamon, it is polished to 800 grit.
    I am not completley satisfied with the polish and etch so I will polish it somemore and etch again.


    Second video is another Blade in W2 this one is a Raptor variant, but rather large (Bowie Large)]
    This one is polished to 400 grit, and I did a test etch to see what it is I am working with.
    Time to take it on up to a higher grit and do somemore etching!

    More to come in the next few days!






     
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  2. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Another one for the evening!
    Chef/Butcher knife in 1095
    This one is at a rough 400 grit and I did a test etch to see what I am looking at, tomorrow I will take this one and the others to a higher grit and re-etch the blade.
    This one has really nice thin blade geometry!

    More to come in a few days...

     
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  3. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Profiled out 49 knives on Sunday various thicknesses ranging from 1/16'' to 5/32"


    First picture here is all 3/32" CPM154



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    Here we have 1/8" CPM154, also to the right we have a new model in the mix!



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    And here we have 5/32" CPM154



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    Last but not least 1/16" CPM154


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    The whole Lot of them including the 12 Guardless Warthogs from the pre-order




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    Preparing to Surface grind



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    I put my TW90 Surface grinding attachment through its paces tonight. I surface ground all 49 blades. It performed really nicely!

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    Glued up some knives last night as well, I will be posting these for sale soon, minus the EDU.




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    Saturday Paul Brach came over to use my TW90 to grind a fuller, he was nice enough to bring his forge since I do not have one yet so I had something to do while he was grinding.

    Here is what I forged out, it had been a few years since I had done any serious forging, but if any of you remember this is how I started making knives before I started doing stock removal for the most part, It reminded me of why I started making knives in the first place and I really enjoyed myself, not to bad for a few year hiatus on forging. I plan on doing more forging soon once I can get a forge.

    Here are a few pictures..


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    Here is the Forged piece at this point everything has been done with a hammer and fire.
    it has a taper hammered into the tang and also has a distal taper to the blade

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    Here is a few pictures after cleaning it up on the grinder.

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    In this picture I did a quick etch so you could see the layers in the steel, the steel is 16 layer laminated Hitachi Blue Paper steel. The Blade is 10" long and has an overall length of 14 1/2"


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  4. mjbine

    mjbine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 12, 2011
    Sweet
     
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  5. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Chris,
    That's a great set of pictures and info. Thanks for sharing! Loved the surface grinder video on IG too.

    I think my favorite picture is the stack of knives, stacked vertically.

    Thanks
    Jerry
     
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  6. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    Looks like Santa is keeping himself busy. Seeing the end results from using your new surface grinding attachments had to be very satisfying. It certainly put a big smile on my face. Anyone for a game of Blade Steel Jenga ?

    Thanks for sharing Chris !

    Peter
     
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  7. SA Condor

    SA Condor

    Mar 10, 2014
    Holy sweet day! Is that MY K2 Raptor in 1/16”? :eek:
     
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  8. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    I was just wondering what ol' Chris has been up too :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  9. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    It has been a busy few days, not only making knives but getting some things built and organized in the shop!
    The surface grinding attachement is an amazing piece of equipment, and with shop space limited it allows me to use one machine for multiple purposes, if any of you are aware a surface grinder is not a small peice of equipment and this aatacment takes up no space is easy to use and is pretty damn precise. It took me a few minute to get aquainted with it.

    No I have you slotted for a 3/32" per our discussion, there may be the possiblity this one doesnt survive the final grinding process. But we will see I wont know until I get a handle on it and almost complete with the knife.

    Working hard! Hows everything on the Northern Front, my buddy in Jamestown sent me a picture the other day showing he already had a dusting of snow on the ground!
     
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  10. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Part 1





    Its been awhile....



    Here is a glimpse of what I have been up to the last few weeks besides the sales threads...




    I have been so pre-occupied with making knives I failed to mention this on the forums but I did post it on Instagram.

    My first small feature in a major magazine promoting my Warthog for the Prepper Magazine Survival Guide Magazine (Knive Buyers Guide) I found mine in the local grocery store, so I imagine it would not be to hard for any of you to find if you want one. I bought 3 the last one left..


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    I have a feeling you will see the Warthog and other knives in other Magazines in the near future.... ;):D






    Here I was admiring or comtemplating how odd my grinder looks with a 14'' contact wheel but I like having and using it!

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    Sometimes work feels like this!


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    So then sometimes I watch this, Lol...
    I find it more entertaining the anything but has done the trick a few times to get me motivated and I have used it on other people as well. I hope you enjoy the video..


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    This one one too!
    (FYI) Little known fact the Warthog I make has a dual meaning of the Animal and the A10 Warthog.







    Okay, back to the serious stuff..



    So the last week or so, when I need a break from the usual grind, Instead of sitting down and chilling, I have decided to keep the creative juices flowing by working on some designs.


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    Here I took the pictures a few days apart to show the evoulution. I will alot of times draw out a design, walk away from it and come back to it with fresh eyes. I will repeat this precess over and over until I am satisfied. I will also take a pictur of the design and look at it later. I have noticed sometimes things will stand out in poictures that do not in person.

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    I also like to step oustide the box an make something different every now and then.

    First few picture are Hearts of Koa and Ruby Red G10 I made for the Boss for Valintines day.


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    To be continued.....
     
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  11. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Part 2



    Here is the other thingy I made this last week, I had some scrap copper laying around so I decided to cold forge a fork out of it. I later looked up that copper does not make a suitable eating utinsel so this one will be just for looks.



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    Major at 9 months old and 50lbs round about, he has filled in nicely. And is quite the character, he is good company..



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    Practicing my grinds on thinner stock and larger profiles. Go0d to go!





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    Here is a glimpse of what will be coming down the pipeline over the next few months, I have around 150 knives in the works in various stages of completion..







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  12. Tutone

    Tutone Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 9, 2017
    Lots of awesome eye candy going on there!! Major Mitts steals the show though, he looks like such a good Boy!
     
  13. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Looks like there’s some more bolster work in the wings. Nice!
     
  14. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I like the blade shape on that top drawing. Blade design favors my Wenger Ligaw but without the guard. Great for cutting board food prep.
     
  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Oh btw. Next time I’m down in Atlanta remind me to stop by and reset you dial calipers for you.
     
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  16. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Thank you! He is a good boy most of the time. He has lots of character which I like!

    There are, I am going to try to keep bolsters in the mix more often now that I have my bolster jig up and running.

    Thanks Bob (Big Deal)! BTW Major says he thinks he is a bigger deal than you! ;)
    I was not aware of that design and vaugley familiar with the maker, I will have to check it out.

    Thanks I will take you up on that, These are El Cheapos so once they go bust I just buy new ones.
     
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  17. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
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  18. TLA

    TLA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 25, 2002
    Wow, there are a lot of great looking blades in these pictures and I see a few that I'm going to try and snatch up when they become available. Awesome job Chris.
     
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  19. M4Super90

    M4Super90 Biochemical Superfreak Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Is that cocobolo or Pau Ferro (Bolivian rosewood) on the Apache? Not huge wood fan, but I'm oddly attracted to that knife...:thumbsup: Must be the CF bolster :D
     
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  20. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    That one is Cocobolo and a Hunter
     
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