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7 years 4 weeks ago, 2:45 PM

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Knife Making?

I have always loved a good knife, and recently have started thinking about making one myself. My Granddad made made knifes for a long time, sadly he passed before he could teach me anything. I was wondering if anyone here has tried it, and what was their end result like?

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7 years 4 weeks ago, 2:30 AM

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Hey Shakleford

I am interested in knifemaking as well,i have a bout 50 worn files that farriers used on horse hooves collected so far to use as knife blanks,which is supposed to be good steel for a knife.The files are about 2 & 1/2 inchs wide x 14 inchs long and almost 1/4 thick,should make a good fighting knife or smaller.
My winter project is to get grinding and see how it goes.Keep me informed as to how your doing on your end,i wouldn't mind sending you some files if you wanted to pay shipping.

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7 years 4 weeks ago, 4:29 PM

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Thanks for the offer, but I have a buddy that is a farrier. I'll get some from him. Great idea, I'll keep ya posted on results!

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7 years 2 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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knife making...

The problem with gringing a knife to shape is heat! The secret to a good knife is in the temper. Heat the steel and let it cool to slowly, it's to soft. Heat and cool to quickly it becomes brittle.heat it to hot and you burn all the carbon out and it's ruined. Shackleford, if your buddy does hot shoeing or has a forge, you can make some awesome knives with his forge. BTW old leaf springs are a high carbon steel with great possabilities.

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7 years 2 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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I agree with ronin

I have a Nepalese Kukri made from old leaf springs, as
opposed to old license plates like many places do, and
mine is very strong.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:23 AM

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I've been thinking about it a long time, and am currently looking for a project........so game on! I'am gonna start working on one next week!

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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LBC, did you ever grind some of those files? I'd be interested to see/hear how they turned out

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 11:22 AM

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no

i really ought to get that going,i did find a shop the would take the temper out for me and then retemper but thats as far as i went,dammit.Life just gets in the way.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 12:38 PM

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I hear you LBC, hence the reason I didn't even make it to the range the one week I finally had off of work!

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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Knifekits.com

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This would be a great place to look into much of the basic parts ( ie: pins, scales, books, tools, etc)

I've been kicking this thought around for a while also, though I started making Leather and Kydex Holsters first.

It's an odd thing, but, there are people out there willing to pay some serious money for someone else to make things for them instead of attempting it themselves. For various reasons no doubt, but thats a good thing because it leaves so much opportunity for those who do wish to get into it (whatever "it" might be)

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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