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Making a knife: TAKE 2!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Phyxiator, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Racer

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    That looks awesome; good work. So, wouldn't a knife of that style be called a "razel" ? Whatever it is, it looks indestructible.
     
  2. Phyxiator

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    Thank you!
    I don't think it should be called a razel. All the razels I have seen have an angle equal to or less than 90° (measured on the steel) between the primary and secondary edge. My knife has one larger than 90°, for instance.
     
  3. shmook

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    I love how functional it looks, as though it was built to hack wagons in half!

    Nice work :)
     
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  4. bendbig
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    Nice job. Looks great.
     
  5. Ogre

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    wow, im jealous. i certain when i finally get around to trying my first knife it will look much more like a steaming dung heap than a functional blade!

    good job.
     
  6. SAKplumber
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    Nice job!! And you can really use it since you know what has to be done if it needs fixing/sharpened up. A true user!! Nicely done.
     
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  7. Valerian

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    Well done! Are you already planning a second one? ;)
     
  8. Phyxiator

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    It's not going to be my last knife, let's put it this way ;)
     
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    Nice one. Very great work. One question: how is the chisel grind working during cutting tasks? Never handled a knife with such a blade shape. Looks very interesting.
     
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  10. sungame

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    The blade shape and grind are not my favorites, but I have to say GREAT JOB!

    If that is your first knife, it is just incredibly impressive! At least to a noob like yours truly...
     
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  11. Invictus

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    Don't call it butt-ugly, it looks awesome! great job!
     
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    Wow! Really impressed! I'm not sure I'd ever undertake making my own knife, I'm just not that familiar with working with steel, but that looks great!
     
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    Nice looking result. There is a lot of work in making a knife.
     
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  14. Phyxiator

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    A one sided grind tends to gravitate to one side while cutting. For a righty like me, the grind on the right hand side of the blade is fine, a lefty might have their problems (just like a righty would with a left hand side grind). Let me put it this way: A right sided grind is going to cut more towards the left and vice versa. I have adapted to this quickly.
    The advantage of a chisel grind are firstly its ruggedness and the fact that it is really, really easy to sharpen. You only touch up the bevelled side and give the other side a few passes with the finest stone you have in order to remove the bur and boom, you're at shaving sharp.

    Thank you! It really is my first knife. I personally like tanto blades for certain tasks and I think this knife was screaming tanto ;) The chisel grind has always been something I had been very prone to trying (I only had left hand side chisel grinds before).

    Working with steel is just like working with wood, just harder :D I personally had absolutely zero experience regarding working with steel (except for sharpening which doesn't count here ;) ) and didn't face any major problems.



    Furthermore, thank you ALL for the positive feedback, I really appreciate it.
     
  15. Supper Slash

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    I love it.
    Keep up the gre a t work.
    It looks like a working knife, I am tired of seeing knifes
    that look great, but u feel would break if u had to use it
    out on a camping trip. Urs looks usefull. And looks good
    to boot.
    I have been thinking about the sheath, how was that to
    make. Maby ill try making afew sheaths too.
     
  16. Phyxiator

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    While this particular knife isn't one I would take to camp as a primary knife (simply due to its blade shape and grind), you are totally right about the working knife part. As it is built like a tank and has scratches from my inexperienced tool handling, I don't have any scruples which would keep me from really using this knife.

    The sheath was very easy to make. I got the print right on my very first attempt (kydex heated in the oven until I decided it was soft enough, folded over and then pressed in the vise). I struggled to get the retention right, though. After riveting the sheath, I could not pull the knife out of the sheath (not even pulling with all my force). Adjusting the sheath's retention to your personal preference takes a little time, don't lose your patience over it. Just do as you feel might fit.
     
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  18. Phyxiator

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    Shape's finished, now it's about filing the primary bevel. I'll probably start on Saturday.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. warchild
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    NICE! Very nice. you have made progress for sure. That will be a very useful design. Just take your time.
     
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  20. sungame

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    Looking great!

    Is that the 4mm stock? If so, this is gonna be a tank of a knife!
     
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