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  • jocat54

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    I thought I would try making a few knives. I really have a lot of respect for those that can make a nice knife. Trying to get all the scratches out of the metal is a really time consuming job and I envy those that can do it. I'm still trying.

    Anyhow here is a couple that I have made out of 1084 steel and O1 steel. They heat treat and temper very easily.

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    I also can't take pictures worth a darn.:D
     

    jrbfishn

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    Nice work but i cant remember, are they carbon or stainless. Used to be able to green river knife blanks in carbon steel. A little easier to work with to start out.


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    jocat54

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    Do you hear treat them yourself or send them out?


    from a non-recovering coffeeholic

    I just heat them with a torch until they are non-magnetic and try to hold them there for a few minutes and then quench them in old oil. Then put them in the oven at 495 degrees for about an hour to temper them.
     
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    I always wanted to make my own knife, even though it probably wouldn't come out right. Anyway you should be proud of your work. They look very nice!
     
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