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Just finnished my 1st run of knives

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by Iansstud, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    a few knives I whipped up for gifts for my groomsmen....

    I used blanks, reshaped the blade, and the angles, cut out the Filework, then made the handles and ta-da...

    They are all damascus steel, and different types of wood were used for the scales. I named them after mountians in Wa.

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  2. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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  3. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    WOW Those are some truly impressive knives. Very nice work
     
  4. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    yeah those are amazing
     
  5. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Very nice craftsmanship and impressive work.
     
  6. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    Those are beautiful. They will be proud to have them
     
  7. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    Thanks, Im just getting started but they are getting easyer, and better as I go along... It is a very fun hobby to get in to!!!
     
  8. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Quite nice. Thanks for the pictures.
     
  9. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    VERY nice!

    How did you get into this? I have always wanted to try it. Where would you recommend a newb start?

    Any advice would be appreciated...
     
  10. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work. Here is a link to Blacktoe Knives.

    http://www.blacktoeknives.com/

    Jim is a guy that posts on TheHighRoad.org who started out making knives as a hobby and turned it into a full time business. He might be willing to share some tips with you as well.
     
  11. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    I was looking at wedding party gifts in a catolog and thought it was all tacky.... so I thought I would make them knives... I would recomend doing some google searches on making knives, theres a TON of info out there for those that look for it. I would start with blanks, and try makeing handles and attaching them... Its pretty easy, The next knives I make will be from Billet. PM me if you have any questions...
     
  12. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Nice work!!!! How do I sign up to be a "groomsman"?
     
  13. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    your about 6wks late....
     
  14. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Excellent work! Do you ever sell them?
     
  15. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    Thanks, Its in the works right now.... Im buying up Billet, Then haveing it laser/ waterjet cut to my shapes. My supplyer just screwed me on 3 blades, He sent me one of 3 and the one he sent was the wrong style... so from now on, I will be designing and cutting my own stuff from billet... Originally I wanted to work from billet, but had no way of cutting it cold (so you dont burn up the carbon in the steel (the Heat Effected Zone around a cut with a torch or plazma that looks gray)

    I will also be making the same knives/shapes out of 440c SS and in Polished and black oxide finnish (for that tacticool look.) I have over 100 drawings and blade designs in my drawing book... and a million more in my head... I am in the metal trades, a Journeyman PipeWelder/PipeFitter to be exact, and wanted to do something like this for about 8 years...

    Im working on buying billet, making a webpage, getting some stock built up... I will be sure to keep you posted...
     
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    Hey don't know how set you are on grips but got turned on to a company down here that makes really cool material. If interested PM me and I'll try to find her card- plus the girl was hot!! At least at the time I meet her ~1yr ago!!!
     
  17. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Wow those are beautiful blades!
     
  18. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Amazing work~great job!
     
  19. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Ever try forging your own damascus? Its hot... pun intended :)
     
  20. Iansstud

    Iansstud SW WA / PDX Member

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    I pm'd you

    I have not, I really dont have the stuff to do that... It would take a LOT of work and time to even get set up for that...