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Discussion in 'Knives' started by K1CKtheCHICKEN, May 23, 2013.
Thanks keyman, its hard to leave it at home... The scales make a great carry even better...
Next life of a shoemaker's knife made of bandsaw steel that was around 30 yrs old and never held an edge.
After annealing and tempering it well does, so the steel is good after all.
It's the 2nd tool to make, this one was "ordered" by a workmate. But I guess I have to make a 3rd one as my wife wants to have one, too...
This was the first try with an example of the "organ donor":
Here the new version which I like much more by the way:
That looks really superb! Great package opener. I would think a slight hawkbill/recurve would work a little better in that regard though. Maybe worth a try in the next incarnation, if you ever get the inclination. Regardless, keep up the good work!
Thanks for the input. I'm just not sure if I get it right. You mean to grind the blade with a recurve? Good idea but I have no idea how to do that if not with a needle file. Hmm, I'll keep it in mind though, actually another knife-crazy workmate showed me a 2 m long piece of bandsaw steel lying around in the company. Very tempting...
(btw, the tube for the lanyard was from a biro )
Yeah, that's what I meant. Like the tip of a Spydie cricket or dodo. I'm not sure how you'd do it either though. Maybe a diamond file with a round profile. Could be tricky, and would probably be easier to do a chisel grind, and wouldn't affect the performance too much.
On the next one I'll try that. I can grind it when it's annealed and buff it after hardening.
Just have to think about the design then. With a recurve blade I need a more aggressive edgie style instead of these round forms for female hands
Souvenier from a Japan trip, Olfa Craft Knife-L. Had a clip from a China cheapo to put it on.
Looking a bit weird so much bent to one side, but the tip of the clip would block the screw head in it's movement.
But hey, it's a workhorse, not an Arabian
Progress on the Rat 2 customisation. Still have to sand the sides down to 800 grit and the flat sides to 12'000.
Also have to sink the screws a bit more but I'm happy that it's working already.
Funny though that I wanted to have screw holes only at the side where I use the clip, tip up right hand carry, but drill for lefties.
And also found out that the screws are too short for the thickness of my cf, so have to mill the place of the clip.
Maybe this weekend...
Sides will be like the left side, flat area like the right one.
Nice material. May I as what you use to sink the screws? A drill bit slightly bigger as the screws head or a milling cutter? Or maybe I should invest in step drill bits? I think I've seen that in a online knivemaking shop...
If I can get the right sizes.
Or Pilot hole, then a drill bit the same size as the screw head, then the thru hole.
isn't it easier to order new longer screws for the clip
@rista: Easier indeed, but not so interesting
I had to mill the area for the liner lock already, so that's no big deal
@keyman: I will try this and that, thanks for the input. Hmm, many things to consider, but now it's Saturday morning, time for
@keyman where do you by your step bits??
Thank you, I cant find anything similar locally so I make them
That is an absolutely beautiful Tenacious. Where did you get those scales?
That looks great. If you ever decide to get rid of that pretty little knife, I would love to buy it off of you!