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Old 08-26-2005, 01:12 PM
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number 4

This, my 4th knife completed, was a disaster!

I ground it too thin and warped it during HT. Then I snapped off the tip trying to fix it. I broke the handle in three places during clamping and ground a hair too much off the wood in the index-finger groove. Jeeze.

This was also my first attempt at FC etching and I just kinda guessed at it. I did a few dips to test times and temp. I wound up grinding back down to steel, finishing the handle with pins and epoxy and just dipping the whole thing in the FC. I nuetralized with Windex, but it still darkened a bit more than I wanted.

Other firsts were: tapered tang and use of exotic hardwood.

I reckon it'll make a good light duty pocket knife, or a gift for one of the ladies in the family.

1095 (Nicholson file)
416 SS pins and tube
stabilized Califiornia Buckeye burl
black liners
Comments welcome. I need the help!

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Old 08-27-2005, 12:29 AM
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Very Nice work!
I like the overall design, very graceful. Looks like it would be comfortable as well.

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:20 AM
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Other people might have scrapped the knife given the difficulties you encountered but you persevered and finished the knife....and that's a good thing! Nice knife! Pat McGroder
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:44 AM
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Good going Andy.
Keep at it, the more you do the easier it comes.
Besides the knife making withdraws are horrible.
I'm looking forward to seing #5


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Old 08-27-2005, 12:52 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I sure love this knifemaking stuff.

I'm kinda excited to see #5 myself. I wonder what it'll look like.

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awesome knife.....how tough is that finish will it scratch off?



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Old 09-04-2005, 01:43 AM
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The finish is a Ferric Chloride etch. It shouldn't scratch off at all.

Thanks for lookin'!


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