First knife....ready for HT

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Cousin Jack, Oct 17, 2005.


  1. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    Pictured below is my first attemp at knifemaking....

    This is a small hollow ground utility knife with a 3-1/2" blade. I finally got to a point today where it is ready to be heat treated. After heat treating, I will add some Tulip wood or perhaps Purpleheart (wood) scales on the handle.

    What do you think?
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I like it CJ!
    I have a small Razor Utility knife that has a similar 'swell' towards the rear of the hilt and it feels really good in my hand. When you're finished, I'd love to feelit. (Promise I won't beat it up), I just really like the Handle shape
     
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That looks like pretty good grinding! I like it, but in the future you'll probably want to use thinner steel or taper that handle so it won't be so handle heavy. Alot of these materials we use for handles is already pretty heavy.

    Good job!

    BTW, that 100x better than my first one! [beer]
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I like thick knives... hehehehe
     
  5. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You know, I thought everyone in the world would like them thinned down but it's not so - my neighbor wants his left "weighty". To me they are faster and feel better when they're not so handle heavy. But CJ has lots of time to experiment! :)
     
  6. Bear

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

    That's a really nice knife !!!!!! and grinding job..... [beer]
     
  7. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    1/4" steel. 8)
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Old, mean, and nasty Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. Machete grade. :eek:
     
  9. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Heck of a good start!
     
  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    How's this one coming along? I'd be interested in purchasing your first, Unless you are planning on keeping it.
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    You will have to change your nick from melbo to Ginsu soon, if you keep buying knives. [melbo]
     
  12. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    I had three people wanting this one, but after my wife saw it, she claimed it for herself...when the wife is happy, everyone is happy. ;)
     
  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    ok, cool.
    keep me posted when you have something
     
  14. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Mine did that once, then after a couple of weeks lost interest and I sold it. Give her time, or make something she likes better. :)
     
  15. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You know Valkman, I guess it depends upon the application. I like heavy kitchen knives. But if I am going to carry it, then I like it lighter. I like a light knife for gutting, skinning, and carrying, but a good heavy one when I am cutting meat or something else at the camp or in the kitchen. To each his own though.
     
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