Knife stuff.......

by Gunner ⌂ @, St Louis, Monday, September 07, 2020, 18:24 (22 days ago)

Haven't done much in the knife shop for the past 3 months, got to be more work than fun and considering how little I make off of it I needed to step aside for a bit. But lately new ideas and blade designs have pushed me back into the shop, aka wife's side of the garage ;-)

Frustration can be solved several ways, one is shootin' big bores, that will clean out the cob webs, another is knife forging.....good ole hammer beatin' on a piece of hot metal on a anvil. One of the things I have wanted to do is get better at forging but also to forge an integral bolster knife, I have tried it a few times, really hard, so many things to remember and do while swinging a 3 lbs hammer hard to hit a small area at the right angle, did manage to make a decent one the other forged-


and after a little clean up on the belt grinder....


In between heats on it I ran some normalizing cycles on some fresh blanks I had ground out...


And a couple new designs, a 6" camp knife and something I call the Dragon.....


And yes, running a 2x72" 60 grit ceramic belt as fast as the grinder runs is a little scary and if you blink while operating it, they WILL bite you.....


This was only a glancing hit for a 10th of a second, but they will open you up quickly.


41 Mags rule, Baers rock!

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