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Round Knife Design

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by JTknives, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com

    Jun 11, 2006
    Here is the round knife design I have sketched up. I took inspiration from form members Paul Long and Dave Ferry. Paul Long showed 2 of his favorite designs and said if they were merged it would be about perfect; So that is what i tried to do Figured I would toss it up here and see if there was any thoughts before I get it programed in. These will be cut from .040 AEBL and ran HARD.

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  2. timos-

    timos- KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 22, 2012
    only thing id change is go a couple thou over on the pins.
     
  3. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com

    Jun 11, 2006
    thy get drilled after plasma cutting.
     
  4. timos-

    timos- KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 22, 2012
    looks awesome, id take 4 of those
     
  5. Taqtaq

    Taqtaq

    70
    Jun 10, 2018
    The ladies around here doing skins prefer to have the blade a little flatter and narrower at the edge of the tang, otherwise it looks good.
     
  6. Colt Hammerless

    Colt Hammerless

    2
    Sep 19, 2019
    Just emailed you with a couple drawings of head knives I'd like to have you cut out and heat treat for me. I wasn't sure if my drawings were good enough for you, so wanted to send them before uploading onto your site.

    Paul
     
  7. steve in sc

    steve in sc

    20
    Feb 14, 2014
    I love the offset handle! The design will make for a lot more cutting force on a thick slice of old dead cow hide when you lean into it and roll forward and give more delicate control when rolling backwards. My only question was the width moving towards the butt end of the handle. I at first thought it would be too wide. Went and looked at some of my leather tools and measured them. My carving mallet has virtually the same measurements and feels great when I use it, very little fatigue and quite comfortable. That bad boy should be a beast with some nice scales on it!

    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  8. steve in sc

    steve in sc

    20
    Feb 14, 2014
    Oh, BTW... I don't have a head knife in my leatherwork tool chest and I would buy and build this design.

    Cheers!
    Steve.
     
  9. bjansen

    bjansen

    174
    Feb 4, 2013
    Great design JT. I would be in on some. Are you just going to post them up on your site once they are ready?
     
  10. I would straighten out one of the sides a little bit. It would make it more versatile that way IMO.

    If I was you, I’d search here for some of Horsewright’s threads/posts. He has a website, but I’m not sure what it is. I think googling Horsewright knives might get you there. The ones he makes are similar in design and look awesome.

    I need to make one also. So I’ll be watching this thread.

    How do you plan to grind the bevels? Also, what kind of grind?
     
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  11. Ken H>

    Ken H>

    Dec 31, 2011

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