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Old 12-02-2018, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Knife.....practice run

Hi all,
I recently showed my home made 2 x 72 Belt grinder that I made to have a go at making a knife or two.

Well, I've heard a rumour that Mrs Santa is bringing me some Damascus steel for Christmas... So I had to have a practice run. This is the result. The belt grinder worked like a charm and as it was my very first knife, I decided to use the last chunk of my all time favourite resin ( Alchemy/Burnt Copper by PR Princess ) for the scales

The metal is 1/4 thick stainless ( the type that can't be hardened ) So this is mostly for show. Probably wouldn't cut soft butter, but I do have several cuts....
Decided to go for a shiny finish. It could do with some more polishing, but.....

I ultimately want to make folding knives. UK legal friction folders. Locking knives are not legal.

Pretty pleased with how it came out, though it certainly isn't flawless by a long way. Hope you like it too
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking pretty sharp from over here! Looking forward to the Damascus.

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Old 12-02-2018, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Superb! It may be "mostly for show," but its a sweet blade as is.

Future Damascus will be a treat to see with what you come up with.
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is a great looking knife.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can't wait to see the "real" thing. Beautiful knife!
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Wow! Very nice.

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What a leap, pens to hunting knives. Looks pretty Don't hurt yourself.
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Had to do a double take. Thought is was a cocobolo burl
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, I like it too. Your practice run looks awesome to me.
Looking for ward to the Damascus. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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