New blade

Discussion in 'Blades' started by BigUglyOne, Jan 8, 2006.


  1. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Finally got some steel in !!!

    I modified a suggestion by Brokor for a blade. Mine is a little more Bowie-ish and a little longer (bout 8.5 inches), the balance is perfect.
    100_0985__medium__943. 100_1017cropped__medium__221.
     
  2. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    What do you think ????
     
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    THAT...

    IS ABSOLUTELY....


    AWESOME!!! [beer]


    Can I buy one from ya? huh, huh? Can I??? 'course I will have to make a dep. in my bank again before I close the acct...oh hell. I might as well send you a money order. Let me know via PM. :D And it's not too heavy, is it? If it is you could always lighten her up with some holes in the handle...I am a light framed guy. I will trust your judgement, though.

    Man, that's beautiful!
     
  4. Bear

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

    Very Nice!.....
    You probably already answered this somewhere else.... but what kind of grinder are you grinding these on?..... it looks terrific!
     
  5. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Brokor, it's made from 3/16 steel so it's not very heavy, the balance point is right at the front of the forefinger cutout. Punching the handle full of holes will change the balance radically but I can do it if you want it that way :)
     
  6. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Bear, I'm using a tiny little 1 X 30 inch belt grinder with a 1/3 horse motor b::

    I can't afford anything better just yet
    1_inch_belt_grinder_119.
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    That is Great! Might make a good entry in the SM survival knife idea
     
  8. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'd take the grind higher but you're doing very well, especially on a 1x30. That must be hell grinding on that - and take forever!

    Fine job!
     
  9. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sweet looking knife!
     
  10. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Actually, it is higher, now ... in that pic there was about 1/8 steel left at the edge
     
  11. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks for all the nice comments. Other than the height of the grind would anyone change anything else ?
     
  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, it's missing one of those boxes to go in that they normally ship in when being delivered to Brokor. :D
     
  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    No change orders here.
     
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    :D
     
  15. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Done

    The knife is wrapped with two layers of cord, the inner one is a waxed nylon trotline, the outer one is a thin 550 type cord (commercial) from Wally World. The real 550 cord I have is to big around.
    100_1089__medium__106. 100_1094__medium__546. 100_1101__medium__457. 100_1100.cropped__medium__158.
     
  16. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Impressive work, and nice finish too. [winkthumb]
     
  17. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    VERY nice work! Beautiful piece !!!

    [winkthumb]
     
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