A freshly ground one for all you dagger fans!

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Cousin Jack, Oct 23, 2005.


  1. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    I was grinding steel on Saturday, and the result is pictured below. After heat treating, I will probably put a Japanese silk cord wrap on the handle.
    47b5ce02b3127cce94947c4a8f5f00000016108abm2jzs2ytl_352.
     
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Coursin Jack, you're looking like a pro. Do you have your logo yet because I predict you'll be selling them soon just like Valkman
     
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    That's another beauty!!!!! You've got some natural talent there..... What kind of steel ?.... balance?.... I know you're not supposed to do this but that looks to be a good throwing knife... a bit thin at the tip for that.... How thick is it?....
     
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Nice blade! :p
     
  5. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You're doing some difficult grinds - I don't even try those!

    Nice stuff!
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I am honored to have the talent of 3(so far) up and coming knifemakers at SM...
    [bow] [bow] [winkthumb]
     
  7. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    Thanks!

    I used 1/4" O1 tool steel.
     
  8. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member


    Awwww.....you'd be awesome at dagger grinds! After all, you were the one that I personally learned the most from! [beer]
     
  9. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That is a sweet looking dagger!!!!
     
  10. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    I'm amazed how you could keep the spine ridge so straight. That's some good grinding.
     
  11. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    How are going to heat treat those? Got yo bad self a Ghetto Forge™? :p

    I'd volunteer to do 'em but I don't think those'll fit in mine! [yukface]

    Edit: I got to thinkin' about what I've learned about O1 in the time I've worked with it and posted a bunch of tips up in Knifemaking. Hope they help!
     
  12. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    I don't have a way to heat treat them myself yet. Maybe in the near future, but 'TIL then I have to send them out.

    Thanks for the tips!
     
  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yes Im amazed too at the straight spine. Looks great.
     
  14. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    It took quite some time to get it like that. I had to slow way down when the two opposing bevels started to come together in the middle.

    At first I thought about leaving a little space between the two, but I kept going....
     
  15. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    That is a seriously beautiful job !!!!
     
  16. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You've definitely been paying attention to everyone that's a knife maker...I'd say you're way good. :D
     
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