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First knife build
« on: October 16, 2016, 11:33:27 PM »
Hey all,
I'm trying to make a knife for the first time using a combination of light forging(mostly to flatten my material) and stock removal.

I started out with a lawn mower blade. Currently I'm to the point where I am doing a pre heat treat polish.


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    Re: First knife build
    « Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 11:36:59 PM »
    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: First knife build
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 12:01:45 AM »
    I dig it.


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    Re: First knife build
    « Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 01:06:12 AM »
    Hand forged is a respectable way to go.   :thumbup1
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