W-2, Wrought iron, and osic.....

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This is the first knife from my new shop. The shop isn't 100% but this knife is. This is actually a first for me to post a picture that has a sheath along with the knife. My goal is to make a knife and then the sheath. So far I've done one this way. At least now I can't use the excuss I don't have the room to do both. The blade on this knife is 5 1/2" and 11" overall.
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fitzo

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Way nice package, Ray! A fine christening for the new digs!
 
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LOOKIN GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD RAY, all that room, it will be hard to keep track of everything now. :confused: :D

Bill
 
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Real nice Ray. I love it. How about a closeup on the WI and how do you form your rings. Are they welded or just pinched shut?
 
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I like it!

I am with Peter....I would like a closeup of the WI, and I would like to see more detail on the handle as well. Can you post some more pics?

Doc
 
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I'll try and get somemore pictures if I remember. The rings are really pretty simple to make. I just use a round rod. Drill a hole in the rod and then just twist what ever it is your making the rings out of around it. I normally use welding rod and I like 5/32 the best. I used to heat it as I twisted it around but I found out it works just fine cold. I'll make several turns and end up having maybe a dozen on the rod. I then use a cut off wheel on the drill press and make a slit threw them all. They are welded shut. I'll just close them up tight and use my gas welder with a small tip. Heat the joint up untill it sparks and thats usually it.

I got the W-2 from the "Drops Guy". He sells off of ebay but I believe Wayne and I cleaned him out of the W-2.
 
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Looks good. I agree...more pics.
What an original idea.....Make a sheath for the knife as you finish it.
I'll have to try that.
 
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Thanks! The detail shots are great, and the work looks excellent....

The hard part of being here is not having the funds ot buy everyone elses work!

Doc
 
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Thanks Ray, I remember the Drop Guy. At the time I wasn't interested in breaking down odd sized pieces of steel by hand. I wish I had bought some now though!
 
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Guy, A friend of mine has sent me some of the odd size W-2 but later I ordered some 1 3/4" X 3/16" that he had. I had tried in vane a couple of years ago on some W-2 I had heard about. Makes me wonder now if the "Drops Guy" had got there before I did...
 
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