The official Challenge knife thread!Makers please confirm your entry

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by KFU, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Ah don't worry. I woundnt think you'd be in any danger or getting poked in the eye with anything.
     
  2. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Matt
    You are very welcome my friend!
    Balding
     
  3. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    Classic!
     
  4. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    going on 20 pages guys, keep the b.s. up lmao!! pic's please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:
     
  5. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    The brass rod test is a good test.
     
  6. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    On the other hand.......If Moose were willing to let a nekid Kate Upton stand in for him, I could bring myself to do some "on body" taloring. And if SHE poked me in the eye with something, I would be smiling all the while and die a happy man.
    Balding
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2013
  7. Mudbug007

    Mudbug007

    Nov 29, 2010
    Yes it is. I rod tested both of my 52100 blades. That's why I'm a little puzzled. The alternate obviously looked better on the brass, but my entry didn't chip and returned beautifully. Now I'm asking myself "Did I test the entire length" and I'm not sure that I did. I'll know more when I get it back.

    @ James T. I ground these blades after HT since they were so thin to begin with. Took care not to overheat them while grinding also. Still not sure what I'll do with it when I get it back, but I'll have more fun testing it further.

    The funny thing is, I nearly made my entry out of some .080 52100 that I was saving for some Chef knives...glad I didn't now! :)
     
  8. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    Good morning.
     
  9. Big Chris

    Big Chris SAHD/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 1, 2010
    Crazy how this thread was going, and then died at 9:30 last night.
     
  10. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    It's start. But it can be misleading, too. You can totally fudge brass rod results on a poorly-HTed blade just by messing with the edge geometry and thickness. The only way to really test a blade is to just start cutting and chopping the stuff it was designed for :)
     
  11. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    Thats Right :D a little hack and whack always helps
     
  12. Mudbug007

    Mudbug007

    Nov 29, 2010
    I agree. I had the wrong blade for the wrong job. I nearly filled a garbage bag full of cardboard strips with the original edge on this knife. Now why couldn't they've built a cardboard building? ;)

    But the one burning question I have is....where in the world did they come up with that kind and quantity of bamboo in TN?!?!!
     
  13. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    Hahahah! :D :)
     
  14. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    Those cats are thugs, not bums, they dont build cardboard houses,it was raining the cardboard would fell in on them :eek:
     
  15. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    Moonshine runoff in the soil probably.
     
  16. Mudbug007

    Mudbug007

    Nov 29, 2010
    Judging by that nearly empty bottle of Knob Creek in the first photo, I don't think they would have minded... :D
     
  17. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    LMAO, From what i hear that was just the begining ;)
     
  18. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    Any pics? Or you waiting till tommorow for that too? Thanks
     
  19. BaldingEagle

    BaldingEagle

    810
    Feb 16, 2010
    Any teaser pics? Like Matt cutting a John Deere engine block in two during his torture test.
     
  20. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    Does midnight count for tommorw? Wednesday? lol
     

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