Knife making continues.

Sandbagger

Sr Member
I've been working on this one for the last week. Finished this afternoon. Japanese Nakiri knife. High carbon steel blade, hammered finish. Eucalyptus burl handle scales.

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
I just finished this Damascus Chef's knife today, after weeks of fussing over the blade design. My thanks to a handful of talented knifemakers who gave me advice and guidance on this one, Including all the team at Tharwa Valley Forge, as well as some experienced guild members. Practice makes perfect! I'm very happy with it. The Damascus steel is a billet I forged some weeks ago - a sixteen layer twist pattern.
Baz.

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
My first friction folder. A first-time success, but already there are things I would do different. All that is left to do on this one is clean up the cutting edge profile and sharpen, plus work the mechanism a bit to loosen it. It's a little tight - I suppose it's new so that's only natural. It looks good and feels good in the hand, with no worried feeling that it's going to slip during use, nor worry of it opening in your pocket.

I'm pretty happy with it, so now to practice and perfect it, then I'll start changing up the designs.

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Baz, please go on forged in fire!
I don't have a competitive bone in my body mate. :D
 

xXDashIVXx

Sr Member
looks like a chili pepper.....
That's the first thing that came to kind and then I went to comment, scrolled down, and saw this! Darn you!

Looks great. Love the handle. What wood is it?

If your feeling adventurous, I highly recommend a resin pinecone handle. I know you got pine trees down under, but does that mean you have pinecones readily accessible?
 

Sandbagger

Sr Member
^^^ Thanks Dash. UGH!! That PURPLE!! I have seen many resin stabilised woods, some nice, some disgusting. With knives, often less is more. If you make your handle too leary, it takes away from the blade. Especially a Damascus blade. You must go easy on bling.

Update:

Just finished. Friction folder evolution. My own design, using the same angles in my makers stamp, translated to all parts of the knife. This one is a prototype. There are a couple of angles I am going to change ever so slightly to the order of perfection, plus I am going to taper the thickness of the thumb lever for a perfect fit. That being said, I love this knife and I am seriously thinking of keeping it instead of selling it.

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xXDashIVXx

Sr Member
^^^ Thanks Dash. UGH!! That PURPLE!! I have seen many resin stabilised woods, some nice, some disgusting. With knives, often less is more. If you make your handle too leary, it takes away from the blade. Especially a Damascus blade. You must go easy on bling.

Update:

Just finished. Friction folder evolution. My own design, using the same angles in my makers stamp, translated to all parts of the knife. This one is a prototype. There are a couple of angles I am going to change ever so slightly to the order of perfection, plus I am going to taper the thickness of the thumb lever for a perfect fit. That being said, I love this knife and I am seriously thinking of keeping it instead of selling it.

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That is very clean and beutiful! One question though, if you throw it will it come back to you? Xb
 

Sandbagger

Sr Member
While showing a quick video of how my latest knife works, I thought I'd have a quick play around with a free video editor and chuck in the intro clip. I need to learn all the tricks of a full version video editor, but that's a way off yet.

Whaddya reckon?

Baz.

 

Sandbagger

Sr Member
There's a few things about my new design that I'm not quite satisfied with. So, I've broken it apart to make changes, as well as use it to make a template for more. I'm pretty excited about this one. When you hold it in your hand or slip it in your pocket, you just know it's going to become a well used tool.

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