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Making A Knife

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by swamp rat, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Am a bit of a critic:whistle::D and the only thing I would say is to take the finger groves out and make it all one grove for better comfort


    Did you heat treat the blade?
     
  2. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    thanks mark , yea I was going for something between a meat cleaver and a knife
    for cutting branches , fire wood , something you can give a good quake to split wood
     
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  3. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    yea that a good tip I might do that

    heat treated it the best I could , I heated it up and dip in old engine oil
    and put in the oven at 200 for 3 hours
     
  4. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds good to me....should be spot on.


    So do you have the bug now?lol
     
  5. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    yea it was good fun to make it, I don't think it will be the last one I do ,I think I could make a better one
    I think I will work from a well known design next time , an suggestions on a good all round type
     
  6. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    A neck knife....
     
  7. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    there seems to be loads of different types which one do you think is best
     
  8. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah there are a few on the market...just go with whatever one is most appealing to you.
     
  9. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    I took the easier design
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  10. swamp rat

    swamp rat Active Member

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    yea really nice work mark
    I think that might be next weeks project lol

    what thickness steel did you use
     
  11. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    5mm tool steel.
     
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  12. mark wilson

    mark wilson Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry about all the pictures and info:D a do get a tad excited:rofl: