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  1. ilknives

    ilknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 19, 2017
    This blade is the first pattern-welded steel I made (well, apart from simple laminations). It has 768 theoretical layers, starting with 16 layers of 1080 and 15N20. Am hooked now. I made 3 patterns and this is the random one. I thought I might do something a bit different for this build: radiused bolster junctions and ceramic micro bearings running between 2x hardened steel washers and the blade. I made 2 jigs to get everything made as well, one for the bolsters' radii and one to hold titanium on the surface grinder.

    I made some laminate especially for this knife with Ebony and resin.

    It is a double detent folder. Titanium liners, - bolsters and - pins.

    Thanks to Geoff Hague for the tips on the small (bloody tiny!) screws and how to thread the titanium with a tap slightly thicker than horsehair:) Check out his work, phenomenal.

    OAL 154mm 6,06 inches
    Folded 93mm 3,66 inches
    Cutting edge 66mm 2,59 inches
    thickness 2,7mm 0,106 inch
    BESS 115g
    HRC 61-61
    Weight 50g 1,8 ounces

    Thanks for looking, Ig

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  2. seanj

    seanj Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2010
    Very nice! I really like the way you did the bolster
     
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  3. ilknives

    ilknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 19, 2017
    @seanj thanks! I went for a flat hand rubbed finish instead of the mercurial shine (which I do like as well). The shaping of the bolsters was labour intensive but I needed to see if I could do it.:thumbsup:
     
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  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    nice design, looks very cool when closed.
     
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  5. ilknives

    ilknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 19, 2017
    Thanks John, appreciate it! I’ll upload a pic of it showing the ‘waist line’, I think there is enough width so the spurs are not a practical issue, in the pocket I mean. 323427D2-3150-4FD0-8435-4F842CC45460.jpeg
     
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  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Neat like folder, great job...:cool:
     
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  7. ilknives

    ilknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 19, 2017
    Thank you, nice to hear from you, I
     
  8. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Unique design...Great looking work !!
     
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  9. ilknives

    ilknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 19, 2017
    Thanks v much, appreciate the comment. I do try my own thing, good or bad!
     
  10. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    I like it! The contoured handles are a nice touch, kind of an ABS look.
     
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  11. ilknives

    ilknives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 19, 2017
    Thank you v much. Halfway through those hours on them I thought: why am I doing this again? :)
     

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