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Adding serrations to a non serrated fixed blade...?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by macman37, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. macman37

    macman37 Empty Pockets

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    Anyone done this? What do you use, a Dremel and a template?

    Just musing... I don't want to end up with a hack job. ;)
     
  2. chmsam

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    A Dremel is NOT recommended. Too hard to control to do a decent job and might generate too much heat. Excess heat can ruin the tempering and heat treat on a blade. Either have someone who makes knives do it, use files and take your time, or just sell it and buy a serrated blade.
     
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    I tried it with a dremel. The results work fine, but look like a hack job. Work with the drememl on the spine not the blade side.
    It was a cheap knife so the looks are not all that important.
     
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    What he said. Using a dremel will mess up the heat treat and ruin the edge holding abilities of the steel. I know there are at least a few custom knifemakers who will put serrations on, one would be Tom Veff.
     
  5. macman37

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    Thanks for the replies... I pretty much figured this would be the case.

    I don't want (or have :shrug:) the money to have someone else do it, I was just curious if anyone else had done it and what their results were like.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. Ratslash7

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    I have considered doing this as well. My plan is to use a fairly aggressive round diamond hone and some patience.

    Dave
     
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    Triple Point Serrations may be difficult to do.

    I'd try the Veff-style serrations or use alternating serrations like Chris Reeves does on his Inyoni.

    Go slow and BE CAREFUL!
     
  8. macman37

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    Oh yeah, I like that!
     
  9. chmsam

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    Since I suggested using files in my first reply, now I'll suggest getting lots of pictures and illustrations first, studying them, and maybe even talking to a knife maker (pretty easy to find one either here or on a knife forum) BEFORE you start. It isn't quite as simple as it looks, but everyone needs to start somewhere. Good luck.