Trying my hand at knifemaking

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  1. Nanuk

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    I had some time on my hands, being semi retired. I like knives, but my wife does not think I need to buy anymore. Sooo, I made a forge which we can also use on horseshoes, picked up some coal and decided to make a knife from an old Nickelson file.

    Here is my first attempt and my forge.

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    Looks good, and trying your hand at knife making is much better than trying knifing your hand.:fred:
     
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    That turned out decent enough, how is the blade? Can it take and keep an edge? Sexy looking forge by the way.
     
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    Seems you have a good eye for symmetry and function...how'd she hold up?
     
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    Watch out... it can be addicting!

    Got hooked with KnifeKits.com myself. Then had to move and haven't had a workbench since!

    This is a *great* place to spend some time! Lots of top knife builders hang out there...
    http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/index.php

    Have fun, watch the "addiction"... LOL
     
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    Old files make a good blank. I made a 14" Arkansas Toothpick out of an old file back in the 80's. It holds a good edge but it will get dingy with oxidation fairly easy.
     
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    EEZOX FRIEND...EEZOX!
     
  8. Nanuk

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    I actually have not used that knife for anything. That was mainly done with material removal. I have started forging the knives and they are holding up real well. I have made a few for some guys and they love them. They are very sharp and have a durable edge. A couple of guys have been using them as chore knives.
     
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    Thanks, they seem to be holding up great.
     

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    How much?
     
  11. Nanuk

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    Would like $75 shipped conus for that one.,
     
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    AFAIK, May 3 coming your way, as agreed, sir! Looking forward to that!

    I got confused...sorry boss, now I see why I thought what I did.. No biggie...sell this yet?
     
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