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Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2015, 09:13:55 PM »
Booksmart hit many of the high points although I would suggest sharpening after putting the handles on

Also, the forging steps are for the most part correct but each type of steel has a different formula for quenching and tempering. Each steel falls into a certain category; water hardening, air hardening, or oil hardening
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #26 on: December 08, 2015, 09:38:45 PM »
    *nods* Yup, the aforementioned details. :cool

    In the case of making from a tool like a wrench or a saw blade (Trollsky has a video for making a chopper that is right wicked), you're usually looking at oil quenching. Leaf springs, water or oil.  Air hardened isn't something you're likely to run into by accident, though.

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    I also learned a valuable lesson: Always have a clean shirt on hand when dumpster diving.

    The water heater still had some nasty water in it, and my shirt got splashed. Got some weird looks in traffic without a shirt on...

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #27 on: December 08, 2015, 09:48:34 PM »
    Booksmart hit many of the high points although I would suggest sharpening after putting the handles on

    Also, the forging steps are for the most part correct but each type of steel has a different formula for quenching and tempering. Each steel falls into a certain category; water hardening, air hardening, or oil hardening

    Wow! Thanks for the extras! At the risk of derailing the thread :hide, what is the most commonly used process?
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    « Reply #28 on: December 08, 2015, 10:15:09 PM »
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #29 on: December 08, 2015, 10:18:06 PM »
    The water heater still had some nasty water in it, and my shirt got splashed. Got some weird looks in traffic without a shirt on...
    In December, no less...



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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #30 on: December 08, 2015, 10:20:12 PM »
    Wow! Thanks for the extras! At the risk of derailing the thread :hide, what is the most commonly used process?

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #31 on: December 08, 2015, 10:20:30 PM »
    Wow! Thanks for the extras! At the risk of derailing the thread :hide, what is the most commonly used process?

    I used 1075 for my little carver. It was heat to a little past non-magnetic, dip it in canola oil until no more smoky, and slap it in the oven for 2 hours at 400. It seemed pretty idiot-proof. Which is what I asked for from the local smith.
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #32 on: December 08, 2015, 11:12:30 PM »
    Mods, maybe move the building discussion to another thread? Maybe mine regarding the coffee can forge?

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    « Reply #33 on: December 09, 2015, 12:10:10 AM »
    A beautiful piece from Lucky 13 Custom Knives

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    « Reply #34 on: December 09, 2015, 01:39:37 AM »
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    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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    « Reply #35 on: December 09, 2015, 02:28:23 AM »
    A very awesome knife from Malicious Knife-Works with size comparison
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    « Reply #36 on: December 09, 2015, 02:31:24 AM »
    This beauty is from Calvin Richardson Knives

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    « Reply #37 on: December 09, 2015, 02:52:48 AM »
    This beauty is from Calvin Richardson Knives

    Fantastic!
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    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.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #38 on: December 09, 2015, 05:54:56 PM »
    From Airborne Knives with description

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    « Reply #39 on: December 09, 2015, 07:16:53 PM »
    Malicious knife-works custom Mega Bulwark.
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    « Reply #40 on: December 09, 2015, 07:19:02 PM »
    Ambrosia maple handle with brass tube from Josh Schooler
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    « Reply #41 on: December 09, 2015, 09:20:48 PM »
     The knife measures 14 " overall the blade and guard are made from 1095 high-carbon, the spacers are made from Mango and wild cherry with two mild steel spacers as well. It is capped off with a stabilized and dyed whitetail crown. It also comes with a hand stitched sheath.

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    « Reply #42 on: December 09, 2015, 10:36:59 PM »
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    « Reply #43 on: December 09, 2015, 11:05:47 PM »
    That's me, getting ready to carve the bird this past Thanksgiving.


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    « Reply #44 on: December 10, 2015, 01:32:08 AM »
    Sgian Dubh  made by Richard Van Djik w/ description

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    « Reply #45 on: December 10, 2015, 01:37:37 AM »
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    « Reply #46 on: December 10, 2015, 11:23:38 AM »
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    « Reply #47 on: December 11, 2015, 01:30:16 AM »
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #49 on: December 11, 2015, 11:16:41 PM »
    Wow! Thanks for the extras! At the risk of derailing the thread :hide, what is the most commonly used process?

    In very general terms, your current stainless steels (ats34, cpm3v, s30v, cpm154, xhp, etc) are air hardening.

    Most of the high carbon (non stainless) steels such as 1095 and O-1 are oil hardening

    Very few steels that I'm aware of are water hardening, the only one I have personal experience with is W-2
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