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R.S.P.

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2006 18:40
by Fab
Raw Spear Point :

Pantograph contact strip steel, differential quench, tempered to dark yellow.

OAL 226 mm, 31x7mm at forte, even taper :

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Fab

Not a knife, but....

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2006 18:52
by Fab
I made this for Sarah's birthday.

Started with a 10 mm diameter round mild steel bar. All of a single piece, except the leaf. Slight filework on the leaf edges, but the rest is all worked hot.

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Not for sale, obviously :)

Re: Not a knife, but....

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2006 19:54
by Paul
Fab wrote:I made this for Sarah's birthday.

Very very pretty. 8)

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2006 22:20
by the_last_alive
Fab that's totally awesome.

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2006 07:54
by Harry
dont forget to sprinkle this beauty :)

Carlo's pick

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2006 01:37
by Fab
As the first talks about this project have been made publicly, I chose to continue on with that - unless Carlo says otherwise - and show here the first (hastily made) drafts of the Stiletto.


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So, Carlo, which blade form would you fancy the more ?

Thickness is not indicated, but should be at least 6 mm at forte, ending in an almost square diamond point. Pommel, cross and spacers will be mild steel, and I think of oak wood (dark when oil treated) for the handle.

Cross style is not final - I can make it simpler (thus reducing time/cost).

Your thoughts ?

Fab

S.O.F.F.F

PostPosted: 29 Aug 2006 15:16
by Fab
Simple Old File Friction Folder :

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Old file, full quench, yellow temper, mirror(ish) finish, box wood handle in linseed oil, simple 2 mm nail as axis. OAL 193 mm unfolded.

Edit : now found a new owner :)

Fab

PostPosted: 29 Aug 2006 15:30
by admin
Sweet 8)
You should make a giant one of these, like a Navaja!

Scrap bits

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2006 18:50
by Fab
What to do with scrap bits of steel (1075 and mild, too small to make any blade with), some boxwood and some time waiting for things to load on your 'puter ?

Well, you just stack the steel bits together, then heat and weld them.

And then you take another scrap bit of file, and you weld it to the previous thing.

And then you find a way to use the wood : a nail, viciously sharpened into a cutting tool.

And then you find a way to spend some time.

And in the end you get this :

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18 cm unfolded. Cutting edge is C100/C130 steel. The weld between the back & edge is not perfect, but not utterly screwed up either - I've seen worse on hisorical pieces. The blade & handle have been 'antiqued' with a methof I'm experimenting at the moment.
Blade is 2 mm thick, full linseed oil quench, tempered to gold. And believe it or not, it cuts :)

The knife's for sale. It's up to you for an estimate now ;)

Fab

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2006 19:02
by Matclarke
I like.

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2006 19:13
by Paul
Well, you certainly put the time to good use.

Nice work! 8)

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2006 23:56
by the_last_alive
That's stunning.

I wish i had money.

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2006 19:15
by Fab
I'm in need of cash myself - that's why I'm offering the knife above at 80 € (plus S&H), payable through paypal.

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2006 20:43
by Cutlery Penguin
Fab, go register at http://www.britishblades.com/forums I sell most of my knives through their site. There is a forum especially for makers to sell their blades. It's helped out when things were tight...

Take Care

Oz

PostPosted: 07 Nov 2006 22:04
by Carlo
I discovered this sticky thread only now.
Stiletto looks nice. I'm pondering on the questions.

Cap

PostPosted: 14 Nov 2006 23:41
by Carlo
My dagger design, the stortetta, which I would opt for instead of the stiletto

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PostPosted: 15 Nov 2006 00:45
by Fab
Ok cool :)

Round tip, no sharp edges (for delivery) ?

PostPosted: 15 Nov 2006 11:02
by Carlo
No sharp edges, the point doesn't need to be round, I think, just not sharp.
Ciao
Cap

Little Dragon

PostPosted: 16 Nov 2006 14:23
by Fab
Scrap material, again - a deeply marked bit of boxwood, and a rest of 1075 forged in the last embers of the evening. Just to make wait until the big things are finished. The scratch on the wood and shape of the tang kinda helped determining the theme for that knife, and a bit of filework did the rest. OAL 152mm unfolded. Full quench, tempered to gold.

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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2006 15:02
by Dai D
Wow thats good.!



Cant wait for mine