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Discussion in 'Hanson Knives' started by Mack, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Here is the perfect place to share pics of your Hanson masterpieces.
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  2. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Thanks Mack, the two in the first photo are my best models, I get more comments on those two than all the others combined. I'll have some photos up a little later tonight of some of the new stuff I'm working on.
     
  3. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    It's easy to see why. They are classic, classy as heck and phenominally made. I need to take more pictures.
     
  4. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Here are six Scagel style knives that I still working on, I still have to do the final buffing on them the start the sheath making. I manage to make a couple Santoku chef knives for a change this time around, This batch of knives had quite a bit of experimental thinks going on along with some new materials that I have been working with. There will be more pics with details to follow tomorrow.
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  5. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Looking forward to it.

    I’ve either missed it or never asked but, what Steel(s) do you use? Same for the Santoku?
     
  6. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Beautiful. The one on the far right of the first pic and far left of the second are screaming at me.
     
  7. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    That's actually a very good question Chris, and that is part of the experimental portion of this batch of knives. The steel used in all of these knives this time around is AEB-L, ( heat treat with cryogenic quench to HRc-62 ), for a few different reasons. First is the Randall tribute knife, the largest in the group of six knives was made back in 1937, knife making was quite a bit different back then. A lot of knives made in this country at that time were forged from carbon steel files and rasps, and were either flat or saber ground, which lends it self to being able to make a stronger blade out of thinner material. I have studied many photos of the original first made Randall knife, and had come to the conclusion this blade was a little thinner than traditional hollow ground blades of the same length. The inherent nature of the first Randall knife, with it's long slender blade shape, needs to be made of a tough steel. AEB-L is as tough as a lot of carbon steels, which is about twice as tough as cpm154, and cpm154 is a pretty tough steel. AEB-L is probably going to be my go to steel for all my shop knives from now on as well due to being reasonably priced, tougher than nails, and easy to sharpen and maintaining a decent edge. A lot of top end chef knives are now being made of AEB-L, which is an area of knife making I am going to start exploring, and a good Santoku is one that I've wanted to try for quite some time now. The other Scagel style knives are made from AEB-L as well as I had come up with the idea of offering a standard field grade knife in the sub $300 price range. By using a a steel that is easier to work, creating attractive handle patterns without using expensive spacer materials like mammoth ivory or musk ox boss in addition to making an attractive but less labor intensive sheath, I can pass substantial saving on to my customers. These knives will have a starting price of about $200 for a 3" blade pocket style knife, a 3 1/2" dropped hunter will be around $225 and a 4" hunter as seen in this thread will be about $250 a piece. The standard grade knives will most likely be offered for sale in this forum only. I will continue to make premium field grade and presentation grade knives also, and the go to steel for them will still be cpm154, s35vn , and may the new s45vn steel, but they will be offered here in my sub-forum as well as elsewhere.

    I apologize a head of time for the wall of text, but I think an accurate description of my work is important to everyone.

    Thanks for asking Chris, Scott
     
  8. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    It's coming along Mack I just got to get around to making a wrong handed sheath for it.lol This is a knife Mack and I conjured up, A Scagel style drop point with a Randall #27 style spacer pattern, which is one of my favorite handle patterns from Randall knives. IMG_1953.jpeg IMG_1952.jpeg
     
  9. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    This next knife is AEB-L heat treated to HRc-62 with cryo treatment. It features a new handle material that I bought from AKS knife supply. It's Black/Cherry Red G10. I didn't like this material at first due to the difficulty polishing the edge grain and due to the fact that it turns out a little more subdued looking. I think the combination of black and cherry G10 in thin layers like this gives it a more of a slight burnt orange tint to it. But this is really starting to grow on me now and I think it has some potential for future builds.

    What do you all think about this new G10?

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  10. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Heres another knife same as the above knife but has both red paper micarta and black/cherry red G10. The red paper micarta and the black/cherry red G10 seem to be a pretty close color match, but the paper micarta seems to polish up a bit nicer.

    Oh, I forgot to mention the blades also have a new stamp of a Scagel style kris stamp that I made on the reverse side of the name side. I have since had a new kris stamp made by Buck eye engraving, much nicer than the one I made, that I will be using from now on most of my blades. When I get a chance I will see if eye can post some pics of the new stamp.

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  11. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I love it. I love contrasting colors and those look perfect to me.

    As to the one I'm waiting for? If anyone doesn't find this unbelievably cool, they aren't paying attention.
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  12. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    This knife is the same materials as the others but is a field grade version of the boat scraper knife, this is one of my favorite patterns also. It has straight cherry red G10 and black G10 spacers, you will notice the difference in brightness with the straight cherry red G10 vs black/cherry red G10.

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  13. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    This next knife is one of the most requested knives for my to build, it's the first Randall made tribute knife. I think this is one of the nicest looking knives I've built to date, Bo Randall sure had an eye for what looks good, that's for sure.

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  14. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    This next one is a pattern I've built before with primarily red paper micarta and some thin G10 spacers. The paper micarta is some really nice stuff to work with.

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  15. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    The last knife is one of two identical Santoku knives I've made, they feature Lignum Vitae handle scales ( Wow! Is that every some weird stuff to work with ). Anyhow I needed a good knife to chop my vegetables up with and I came up with this. So I made two, I'm going keep one and I'm gifting the other one out. I can't sell either of them because the blades twisted ever so slightly during heat treating, by the way they are also AEB-L heat treated to HRC-62 with cryo treatment. I couldn't stamp them so I tried having them diamond engraved at the trophy shop, the engraving came out really light and is really hard to see. But at any rate they should still work just fine as an all purpose chef knife.

    In a nut shell I'm probably going to have to grind these post heat treat and laser engrave them myself.

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  16. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    After our chats about lignum I'm excited to see those. While they aren't as fancy as the others they should be absolute workhorses in a kitchen.
     
  17. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Really liking this one! How long is the blade? Also, curious why the crown is facing to one side vs facing down like on the Randall tribute?
     
  18. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Get used to your alerts being full of "likes".

    I'm going to have to get used to wearing a bib. :D

    My favorite pattern so far. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  19. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    When I get the sheaths finished you're going to get to take a real good close look at Mack.
     
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  20. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    That's one of my favorites as well.
     
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