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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WillSwift, Oct 8, 2013.
Thank you very much! It was my first time working with elforyn, and I like it a lot.
some devin thomas raindrop and amboyna.
also an ironwood handle coming along.
Now its time to wrap this one up next couple of weeks...
Some great knives on the last couple of pages guys.all well done
Finally got back to this one, I had posted pics previously when I was welding the bolsters on. I like this material for family, but would not use it for a knife to sell until I see how it holds up with use n abuse.
Long way to go.
@Willie71 Z wear Pm pettys
Thought I'd like the contrast more, but the guy I made it for likes it.
I guess it's just a little plain. Maybe next time I'll make the black insert more offset or diagonal.
Those are just amazing! Whoever gets those will have the highest performing kitchen knife they could ever own.
Diagonal for sure.
Looking Real Good...I used to feel the same way about "Mother of Pearl" on slippies, but the more I built the more people wanted MOP. The people buying them were aware of the care and handling, but they were not abusing those particular knives more of a Sunday go to Meetin' Gentleman's pocket knife.
z wear pettys
pretty Petty. (sorry ... could not resist... ). What are the bolsters made of?
wenge, then white G10, then lacewood
Do you hand sand the z wear?
I lengthwise grind what I can. Then I hand sand. But I don’t remove all the opposite scratches. And the customers know this up front. It’s too much work. It’s too difficult and you can’t recover your time.
I Hand sand what I can and then I stop.
I see z-wear is becoming a staple in your shop. Once you use it, it is very hard to give up that performance. You won’t get the super fine polished edge of hitachi white, but it’s so close, and holds that edge so much longer.
I am up front too. Most get scotch brite. At least with kitchen knives, you can grind lengthwise. I have some VSM ceramic belts in up to 400 grit. I’m going to try the norax ceramics up to their equivalent of 700 grit to see how they work. People don’t buy this steel for it’s prettiness. Making a z-wear knife takes as much work as a damascus knife.
Well mostly because it’s efficient to work in batches of the same steel etc.
so I heat treated them all at the same time and might as well get into the grinding mindset all at once