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W.I.P hunting knife T.Todorov

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by tedkoe38, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. tedkoe38

    tedkoe38

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    From a long time ago ive wanted to make a thread like this, to help the new guys thats are trying to make their first knives.I guess me and many other start their first steps by reading on the internet.In this thread i will show how i make a full-tang knife from a plate to a knife with leather sheath.I dont pretend that the right way, but it works good for me.

    Thanks for reading, T.Todorov


    Everything starts from here.

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    The sketch of the knife, we are making

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    We are taking a 3.8mm 1.2379 steel and trace out the pattern

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    Cut with the angle grinder
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    Safety first!

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    Ready

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    Grind the excess material with an old 36 grit belt

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    Using the small wheel attachment for hard to reach spots

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    Using the center punch to mark the holes

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    Drilling

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    4mm holes for pins and 8mm for lightweight and balance

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    Art.

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    Tracing out the bevels with the caliper(we are making saber grind)

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    Tracing the center with caliper

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    Keep everything straight

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    Using jig to help us making straight bevels

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    80 grit finish

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    on the other side

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    Picture with the left hand :D , we get very even bevels resulting to very straight tip.

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    Hand filing to make sharpening choil

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    Ready to be hardened.

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    Heat treating next.
     
  2. REVDH

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    Apr 27, 2015
    Looks very nice, looking forward to the end product
     
  3. tedkoe38

    tedkoe38

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    Jan 14, 2015
    We continue with the handle

    Preparing the knife for heat treat with stainless foil, we left the cutting edge 0.3mm thick

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    Thats how it looks after heat treating. Hardness ~59-60 HRC

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    Removing the heat treating scales.

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    For the handle we are going to use stabilized turkish walnut root.

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    Cuting the pins from 303 stainless steel

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    Drilling holes for pins and tube

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    Removing the excess material on the bandsaw

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    Cutting in two peaces

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    Shaping the handle scales near the ricasso

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    Keep everything flat, no gaps!

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    Beveling the front side of the scales

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    Hand sand to 1000 grit

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    Polish on the buffing wheel

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    Using acetone to remove any oil on the blade and handle scales

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    Wrap the blade to avoid any damage from sand papers and epoxy

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    Gluing and let it dry for 24 hours

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    On the next day

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    Removing the excess material and start shaping the handle


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    That is how it looks like after rough shaping on the grinder, hand sanding is the next part

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    Start with 120 grit sand paper

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    240 grit next

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    400,600,1000 and finish with 1500 grit

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    Applying oil, so bad i couldnt focus the knife :D

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    Let it dry for a while, then wipe the excess oil and polish on the buffer

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    Making the cutting edge on the grinder, while being very careful, so we didnt screw everything


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    Keep wharpening on the water stone

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    The result - it can cut paper, shave hair and maybe cut some nails :D

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    Etching the logo, using the electrolysis process

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    Ready. On the next part i am going to show the sheath making
    Purple spots on the handles are from the stabilizing process

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  4. Ashenforge

    Ashenforge KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    The final product is a beast ! :thumbup:
     
  5. noseoil

    noseoil

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    Apr 24, 2013
    Nice tutorial on making this blade. You make it look so easy!
     
  6. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

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    nice wip
     
  7. tedkoe38

    tedkoe38

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    Jan 14, 2015
    Continuing with the sheath making, were gonna use 4mm thickness leather

    Making the template

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    Tracing out

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    Wet forming a bit

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    Cuting another peace for the belt loop

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    Bevel both sides and gluing

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    Wet foaming the sheath

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    The finished product

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    Thanks for your time! Best regards.
     
  8. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives

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    Aug 24, 2014
    Nice!!
     
  9. stephen5

    stephen5

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    Nov 11, 2007
    Well done
     
  10. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Very nice knife and sheath, and thanks for all the extra work on the WIP.
     

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