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Second knife

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by O.L.C., May 14, 2018.

  1. O.L.C.

    O.L.C. Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 14, 2018
    [​IMG] first time posting pictures, hope this works.

    Made of tooling steel. Stock removal only. This is only my second knife, so constructive criticism welcome.
     
  2. O.L.C.

    O.L.C. Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 14, 2018
    Never mind . Picture didn't load
     
  3. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
  4. O.L.C.

    O.L.C. Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 14, 2018
    [​IMG] [​IMG]thanks for all your help. I will hey the hang of this yet
     
  5. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    The bevels look a bit small. What machine are you using to make the bevels? Or are you using files?
     
  6. O.L.C.

    O.L.C. Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 14, 2018
    By hand. I believe it is only 1/8" stock and I sharpened it to 20 degrees per side. What would you suggest?
     
  7. The_Iron_Joe

    The_Iron_Joe Knifemaker, Jeweller Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    756
    May 3, 2012
    Nice looking little user!

    I'm not sure what is standard for zero-ground blades like yours, where the primary bevels make the edge apex directly, as opposed to having edge bevels after primary grinds. This is what Mora likes to do. You can see that, like your knife, the edge IS the primary bevel.
    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure exactly what a Mora is sharpened to, but it's far less than the 20° angle you've got for sure. For reference, the Mora's blade stock in the photo is 3/32" thick, and the bevel barely comes up 1/4th the width of the blade. But as your knife looks quite small, I wouldn't worry about going too thin on the next iteration!
     
  8. O.L.C.

    O.L.C. Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 14, 2018
    Thank you for the tip. That is a clean simple look

    Yeah that was just a tiny skinner. The was I have my file jig now I can't do too low of an angle, 12is it. But getting a grinder set up soon and going to redesign the jig.
     
  9. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Have a look here, lots of inspiration and good info

    https://bladeforums.com/forums/shop-talk-bladesmith-questions-and-answers.741/
     
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