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    Username Post: Younger sister making first knife        (Topic#866609)
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-11-09 04:11.26 - Post#2002498    

        In response to AFkitchenkniveguy

    Thanks everybody! Here's some more pictures.

    Surface grinding the blade on the Blanchard grinder:

    Profiling the blade:

    Drilling of holes in the tang:

    And my favorite part, heat treating!


    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-11-09 04:59.23 - Post#2002531    

        In response to Larrin

    Do you want a brother for few weeks. I would love to go through this experience with someone of your dad's reputation.
    Crazy Cutter
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-11-09 05:00.32 - Post#2002533    

        In response to Larrin

    That looks awsome, we never got to do projects like that at school.

    Looking forward to seeing how it turns out

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-11-09 05:29.55 - Post#2002548    

        In response to Crazy Cutter

    larrin's...what about the looks like it is being heat treated withoutbeing ground at all?.....all the bevel work is done after heat treating?....any reasons for that imparticular.....ryan
    Ryan The Robotic Pig

    • jaybett Said:
    this post couldn't be more retarded, even if you put a helmet on it.


    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-11-09 06:18.37 - Post#2002577    

        In response to sudsy9977

    • sudsy9977 Said:
    larrin's...what about the looks like it is being heat treated withoutbeing ground at all?.....all the bevel work is done after heat treating?....any reasons for that imparticular.....ryan

    Some makers choose to grind to a certain bevel thickness before heat treating because the grinding becomes more difficult after its heat treated. This is especially important with high alloy steels like S30V and 10V. It's also possible to overheat the blade after it has been tempered and ruin or modify the temper. However, heat treating is somewhat easier before grinding to help prevent warping and also it gives very flat surfaces if plate quenching.

    My guess is this is either AEB-L or 19C27 damascus which is pretty easy to grind after heat treating. Overheating is not much of an issue if proper precautions are taken when grinding. It's mostly a personal preference, and here it appears that my father felt it would be easier to do it this way with Calista.
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-12-09 05:42.28 - Post#2003350    

        In response to Larrin

    The distal taper and tapered tang were produced with the surface grinder:

    A grinding jig was used for the starting flat grind:

    The freehand grinding is for the final convex grind:

    The knife so far:


    12-12-09 06:00.47 - Post#2003368    

        In response to Larrin

    WOW, great looking knife. Once again jealousy does not even begin to describe how I feel. Can't wait to see how it turns out with a handle and everything.

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-12-09 06:39.34 - Post#2003381    

        In response to Larrin

    I just spoke to Calista on the phone I guess she's in the shop today. I should have asked if she wanted to make me a knife That one is looking great especially for a first try!
    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-12-09 12:06.07 - Post#2003582    

        In response to Larrin

    Lucky girl right there!

    Master Member KnifeNut!
    12-12-09 14:57.31 - Post#2003679    

        In response to Dave_Martell

    funny her first go at it will be better then the majority of knife makers who try to dabble in kitchen knives.

    really cool project imo

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