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Old 01-12-2020, 5:49 PM
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Default Anyone make their own knives?

I recently made a damascus Bowie-ish knife and was wondering if anyone here is into smithing knives. Iíve got some 1084 and 15n20 waiting to be forged out I just need duck season to end so I have some free time to get started. Iíd post pics but Iím brain dead and canít figure it out
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:27 AM
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I bought everything to start and never got around to it. There are several very talented knife makers on the forum though.
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Old 01-13-2020, 6:19 PM
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Old 01-13-2020, 6:25 PM
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I've made a few. Dig in, it's alot of fun.

52100 w/ stabilize walnut and elk antler


52100 with elk antler


Old Nicolson USA file with Russian olive


Nitro V with sabilized wood and polymer
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Old 01-13-2020, 6:33 PM
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Like what you did with that file...
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I've made a few. Dig in, it's alot of fun.

52100 w/ stabilize walnut and elk antler


52100 with elk antler


Old Nicolson USA file with Russian olive


Nitro V with sabilized wood and polymer
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:07 PM
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Like what you did with that file...
Thanks. Surprisingly, out of about 6 different knives, that file knife was the best performer on this year's elk carcass. It doesn't look like the right profile but it worked so well me and my buddy kept trying to steal it from each other during skinning and boning.

Going to try to duplicate it with some W2 and 52100 to see if it was the steel, the profile, or both.
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Old 01-14-2020, 9:54 AM
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I still need a forge. What are you using?
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Old 01-14-2020, 1:23 PM
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I still need a forge. What are you using?
Iíve got a couple NC tool forges and a small home made one. The NC knife maker gets plenty hot.
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Gimmejr makes great knives.
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Old 01-14-2020, 8:53 PM
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Im a knife maker. Never figured out pics on calguns, but my Instagram is @rmor_knives. Mostly work with w2, hamons and titanium folders.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:39 PM
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That file profile is perfect!!! Like a mora with a little more up sweep I’ve got one traced out just like that right now
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