A couple of home made blades

Discussion in 'Blades' started by sticks65, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Here are a couple of home made blades.

    The first one is a nessmuk and the other is a bushcraft knife.

    both made from O1 tool steel.

    The handle of the nessie is spalted beech and the bushie is ruepela lace wood.

    Hope you like them.


  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Nice work. Welcome to the group sticks65
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    very nice;IMHO simple is "best".
  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Anyone familiar with 17-4 stainless? From an old DOD special order, for some aircraft parts, I got the leftovers...!
    So, I made a knife blade from it, was tough as ironwood too!
    That's what I'm using for the grips! Seemed appropriate!
    Had to make a knife, after seeing "croc Dundee's"...
    It's 18 inches, x 2 inches x 1/4 inch.
    Too heavy to carry and too big to put on a belt...
    But it sure is something!
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    17-4 is a martensitic stainless, I think it is now classed as a Type 630 material. Heat treatable. Stretching memory a long way, I think it age hardens, could be wrong about that part.
  6. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thanks for the replys and glad to be here.
  7. eeyore

    eeyore Monkey+++

    Hello Sticks nice work
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Haaa Haaa ello eeyore.[beer]
  9. hog

    hog Drinking Mampoer.

    Nice blades there Sticks Bru.
  10. 8PW

    8PW Silent but Deadly

    Hey there Sticks.
  11. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Nice to see some old friends here.[beer]
  12. WestPointMAG

    WestPointMAG Monkey++

    I cropped your photos to smaller size. If you wish you can replace the big ones with them.

    007.JPG 010.JPG
  13. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    I have no clue how to replace these photos but would very much like to have the cropped photos.:D
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Click on the photo to open in a window of it's own, and save it someplace on your computer. Then you can edit your post, delete the big ones and replace with the smaller ones.

    There is a rather neat and easy little photo editor called "Irfanview" which is way easier to work with than Photoshop or Paintshop (lots less capable, but --). Free download. Once you have your pix loaded into the computer, open them in Irf and play around until you get them oriented and cropped to suit. You can resize them as well to fit on the post page. I use trial and error for that, can never remember what size to make them before posting.
  15. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    oy sticks,when you post a picture, put something in the pic so's we can tell how big it is.you could use a haggis or anything handy that us yanks could recognize.
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Now, vegas, how many here would recognize a haggis if it leapt up and bit 'em?
  17. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Haggis? The [non] food?
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Better than some Xmas fruit cakes --
  19. 8PW

    8PW Silent but Deadly

    We all keep them on our keyrings.
    It's the ultimate survival food.
  20. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Neeps and tatties and dram... oh my. [batteye] I think it's best that I stop researching haggis. :lol:
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