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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:27 am

hey everyone

just thought i would show you what i have done so far on my knife that iv started making out of a file

not going to go into much detail just yet, if you have any questions/tips i would love to hear them, anyways here are some pictures of it so far

Edit: or going by the order of the photos, this is how i made a file out of a knife -_-
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:33 am

looks bloody great man, what did you use to use to grind the blade?

the file pattern make it look like carbon fibre.

edit: lol kinda contradictory of your sig.
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Re: file knife (in the making)

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:35 am

ilovefire wrote:just thought i would show you what i have done so far on my knife that iv started making out of a file


That looks *really* good!

I hope you leave the original file markings, it's a brilliant effect!

or going by the order of the photos, this is how i made a file out of a knife -_-


lolol

always upload in order that you want them to appear.

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Re: file knife (in the making)

Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:07 am

Crna Legija wrote:looks bloody great man, what did you use to use to grind the blade?


cheers, so far iv just been using an angle grinder, but theres still a lot to go and am thinking i might try a belt sander to get it nice and even

Crna Legija wrote:edit: lol kinda contradictory of your sig.


ha ha funny you picked that up because i was thinking the exact same thing just before i posted this

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:That looks *really* good!

I hope you leave the original file markings, it's a brilliant effect!


thanks, and yes, i will be leaving the markings, and have even got some of them on the back of the blade


jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:always upload in order that you want them to appear.


ill keep that in mind for next time :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:26 am

Looking good so far :) Hoidling did it take to do that much?
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:30 pm

Survival knife by accident.

Wonderful!

Haha!!

You could still launch it you know....
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:33 am

Gun Freak wrote: how long did it take to do that much?


not exactly sure how long that took must have taken a couple hours or so, then add a few more to that to get it to where it is now

Brian the brain wrote:You could still launch it you know....


good idea :o ........... wait!, no, terrible idea :lol:



i have pretty much got it ready for heat treating now, just have to drill some holes inn the handle for the rivets that will hold the grips on.

dosent really look much different but i still got a couple more photos for you's
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:07 am

that look awesome really top notch work.

drilling holes in its gonna be hard if it still hardened have you Annealing it yet?
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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:24 am

Crna Legija wrote:that look awesome really top notch work.

drilling holes in its gonna be hard if it still hardened have you Annealing it yet?


thanks, yea i did that before i started the knife otherwise i would have given up a long time ago.
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:13 am

nice!

yes, files have very high carbon content (around 1.5% :shock: ) so withouth annealing it would be pain to work with.

i hope you are planning to do differential heat treatment :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:13 pm

jakethebeast wrote:i hope you are planning to do differential heat treatment :wink:


yea of cause...... just ah, what is differential heat treatment? :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:47 pm

Basically manipulating the quenching/tempering process so that various parts of the blade have different hardness.
If your cutting edge is hard the back portion can be considerably softer so the blade is a bit more resilient overall.
The simplest way for a one step process is to heat the blade red hot and then quench the beveled edge and tip and then take it out of the water and allow the residual heat in the upper portion to draw the temper of the cutting edge so that it isn't glass hard.
It's as much art as science. If you don't overheat the blade you can get a couple of tries without burning the carbon out of the steel.
When you think you have it right you can test the edges with a file and hone and see just where you ended up
Lots of info online about the process but a basic approach can give you a very adequate blade..
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:49 pm

ilovefire wrote:
jakethebeast wrote:i hope you are planning to do differential heat treatment :wink:


yea of cause...... just ah, what is differential heat treatment? :shock:


Think katana...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:32 am

Shame you're going to add a handle, I really like the "file" look. Guess that makes me a fileophile :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Hawkeye » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:50 am

Better than a honeophobe.
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