Woohoo - Stainless Knives a-comin'!

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Valkman, Dec 12, 2005.


  1. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    A while back I ground a bunch of blades in ATS-34 and sent them off to Paul Bos, the best there is at heat treating stainless. There was also TLynn's stainless Damascus knife - but who cares about that. [tng2] LOL

    There's 3 of a new Bird & Trout model, 9 of my popular Small Skinner and 3 of my big new Camp Knife - pics will be taken! :D

    Also have Bos stencils coming - it's such a big deal to have him HT knives that makers and buyers want to see that stencil on there.

    I have 4 knives to finish in O1 and then I'll start finishing these! If you want to see something let me know - as always I'm giving people here first chance.

    I still have to work out prices for these, but from now on Ironwood is $25 extra - I'm going broke buying this stuff!
     
  2. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    [drooling]
     
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Heh - that's how I am too!

    Here's the new Camp Knife - 6" blade, 11 1/2" overall:

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    Here's 9 of my small skinners to the right and three new Bird & Trout to the left:

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    Here's the new B&T's with a small Skinner on top for comparison. The B&T have a 3" blade and are about 8 1/2" overall.

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  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    And Ladies, that Camp knife is great for those pesky ex's who won't leave you alone! Of course the Bird & Trout is nice for the light torture work once you have 'em bound up. :D b::
     
  5. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    NOOOOOOO!!!!! Don't give them any ideas. That should be unethical marketing.
     
  6. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Um, yea, I meant once you have the bird or trout bound up. [beer]
     
  7. CRC

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

    I like the way you think...



    PM sent... ;) [ROFL]
     
  8. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    See, that has to be unethical marketing, CRC doesn't need any help.
    Glad none of them will cut ectoplasm. b::
     
  9. CRC

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


    Did I mention I am a practicing Wiccan??













    [ROFL]
     
  10. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    How many wicks can a wiccan can if a wiccan can can wicks?
     
  11. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yeah thats what Tina was mentioning before it was ever read about anyone elses ideas on them just based on the design. :shock: Aint she just so sweeeeeeeet! lol :p :D
     
  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    [rofllmao]

    I can't wait to see the finished product Valkman!
     
  13. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    What does it cost to have Bos heat treat a blade ??


    Very nice blades. btw !
     
  14. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    One blade is like $14, but 20 blades is $70 so knifemakers try to send at least 20 at a time. I sent 17 knives and it was $70 + $2.50 + $8 shipping. One knife would be like $24.50 total and that's rough btu he has to use the same power in the oven for one knife or 20.

    http://www.buckknives.com/downloads/Paul_Bos_Brochure.pdf
     
  15. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Is there something special in the heat treat process that makes it harder to do ?
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

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    I'll carve someone up if that's their thing. I'm open to testing my blades on anything...

    I have had offers for my Snakewood/Damascus for well over 2X what i paid for it. I should just sell and order another. Do it the AMerican way and be a Valkman middleman... [peep]
     
  17. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I knew I was too cheap... I mean I sold it too cheap! :oops:

    I'm tellin' ya, my stuff could be worth tens of dollars someday!

    I almost have a Bird & Trout ready with green canvas micarta handles - sweet. There's only 1 first knife and I'm trying to really make it nice.

    BigUglyOne, yes SS is different from carbon steel and really benefits from soaking at critical temp, and that requires a digital oven. Some guys have their own, but Bos can also cyro treat it after HT and that completes the cycle.

    I'll see if I can't ask and see who has an oven and if they'll do it for you. :D
     
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