Pocket Blades

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    A run of two to kick these off, one spoken for, the other available at a stupid price. Call Dibs in the thread.

    6.5" 52100
    NS hardware
    Synthetic scales (we gots options;))
    Slip Sheath

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  2. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Dang you is busy, I call dibs and me stupid!
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That was quick fast and in a hurry!

    Both Dibbed!
     
  4. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Dang.
     
  5. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Watching...
     
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  6. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator

    450
    May 14, 2010
    That's the perfect utility size fixed blade.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thermal cycled and ready to grind. 52100 is a bit of a drama queen but worth the effort.
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    One of these will be Green Canvas Micarta

    (Rupe hearing "Green Micarta" in the ether....)
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
  9. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks Dennis, an added bonus of etching at completion over stamping prior to HT is I can give it a light surface grind after heat treat and bring that plunge right where I want it, them etch the ricasso.

    These will be getting coated with anti scale and all set for HT.
     
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  11. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Comes out nice and clean for sure.
     
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  12. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I'll try to find the video but Neels Van den Berg has the best tip that helped me the most with my grinding bar none.

    Control ALL forward pressure into the platen with your knee... bare with me.

    With knife in hand and your arms locked tight to your body, try this stance.

    If the handle is in your right hand, plant your right foot forward like your taking a step.

    With the blade against the platen or wheel, whatever, apply grinding pressure forward by shifting weight to your knee and move it slightly forward. Be sure to your elbows and arms locked into your body.

    This let's your upper body control and lock the position and angle of the blade, and your lower body control the pressure.

    I can't find the video he did but honestly the moment I tried that technique I gained a ton of control.

    If that didn't make sense, let me know and I'll try to describe it better.
     
  14. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    It does make sense, that's sort of the same thing that my first woodturning instructor told me years ago. Control with your tool with your body instead of your arms and hands. If you can find the video that would be great. So simple but often forgotten. Thanks.
     
  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    A Serrano and a Corsair walk into a bar, 9 months later... ;)
     
  16. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Lol :D
     
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  17. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Looks great :cool:
    Full tang, not stick.
    Distal taper rocks :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Slow forum sites don't :thumbsdown:
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Hopefully they can get the lag fixed, it's not helping an already rapidly dying platform!

    Blades are hardened and in their first of two temper cycles.
     
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    Redmeadow Knives John Conner Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    @Dopic1 I've got maroon, green, black, and natural micarta, and black richlite at the moment. Any of those float your boat?
     
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