Alright so knife thread BUT ONLY handmade/small production knives.
Pic is mine, made by Two Bee in Indiana. 1095 tool steel and curly maple grips, prone to a little surface rust but holds an edge very well.
Shing Crafts Sodbuster. Entirely hand built in the UK.
Epic Weapon's Vorpal Blade. Limited quantities made.
This is a blade that I made right around Thanksgiving. O-1 tool steel, holds a good edge, handle is uhh, something... Don't remember what wood exactly.
first knife I've made. cut it out of an old rusty harbor freight machete.
It'll shave hairs, but that doesn't really take much. I'm also working on a tracker I cut from the same machete, but I want to get some better steel in the future. I'm also looking in to making a forge soon
Blade was made like that, the guy has a beat to shit hammer he uses on some blades after heating and before oil quenching. Other blades he does acid wash, some he leaves as-is.
Haven't put it through too much abuse yet but it's held up well
fuck I've gotten sloppy with my metal ID. 1095 carbon steel. Not tool steel.
>does wood matter at all
yes. different woods have different hardness, pore size, and a bunch of other shit.
>can i just use some of my firewood
probably. what kind of wood is your firewood?
fuck. I really want to make an obsidian knife with some kind of bone or stone scales. I searched briefly for some dinosaur fossils for scales, but they're all expensive as fuck for authentic fossils big enough.
burl is just wood with fucked up grain. I fucking suck at identifying wood still though, so I couldn't tell you what kind of wood that is.
burl is tree cancer! you're a burl
your moms a burl
your whole family is a burl
your ancestors were burl
you should repent
accept the ants, use them to your advantage
ride the ants into the sunset anon
Here's the first custom I own.
Designed to be used reverse grip, edge in.
Where's a good place to find pieces of copper/brass/bronze plates to use in handle bolsters? All I can find locally is bar steel for welding that are far too long for what I need
Just picked up this beauty from the Houston gun collectors association show this past weekend. Made by Sable custom knives. Made out of leaf spring steel. Walnut handle.