Another big knife I made

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  1. Einar Purple Belt

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    Made this beast of a camp chopper for a friend of mine as thanks for helping me set up my workshop.

    OA: 21" (53cm), blade 15" (38cm) 1/4" spine (6.4mm) Nablo Spring steel, birch burl handle with steel pins. Treated with dark and light wood stain and linseed oil to bring out the patterns in the wood.

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  2. HulkonViagra Soldier of Sinister

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    Nice knife...wood use it to murder someone
     
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  3. OMGstreetfight I like money

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    Nice work. I remember in high school auto shop we had a whole month just learning how to sharpen lawnmower blades. It was such a massive pain in the ass. I can't imagine the craftsmanship it takes to produce a knife like that from scratch.
     
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  4. Renard Brown Belt

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    So you're a snackbar blacksmith
     
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    nice man,and your friend is Billy Sole from "Predator"?
     
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    No but seriously, that's an awesome knife
     
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  8. HunterIII Brown Belt

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    Good stuff. My dad is a blacksmith. Made me a knife out of a piece of antler as the handle from the first deer I ever tagged.
     
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  9. LuchaBear The Last Son Of Harpy

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    I'm gonna need an expert opinion here.

    @Gutter Chris, is this a good knife?
     
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  10. Sonny Titanium Belt

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    Really nice TS!

    What kind of steel do you use on your blades?
     
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  12. Einar Purple Belt

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    Thank you.

    Its Nablo spring steel. Similar to american 1060, but with a bit more silicone, which makes it a little tougher. Not an ideal steel for, say, kitchen knives, but for big blades that need to be able to take a beating, its really good.
     
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  13. Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    You're getting better. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Nice knife, if it performs as good as it it looks very good work.
     
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    Nice.

    How does carbon steel patina compared to something like D2?
     
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    I love it!

    When are you going to be on "Forged in Fire?" I love that show.
     
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    The handle looks awesome! I would have thought it was kirinite or something because of how well it came out.
     
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  18. Einar Purple Belt

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    I've never used D2. It one of those really good steels that is very demanding with regards to correct temperature and soak times. I wouldnt be able to heat treat it properly with the equipment I have. It has a fair bit of chromium in it, which should make it stain resistant at least, while plain carbon steel like I use, rusts and patinas quite quickly. I havent played around with forced patinas like vinegar, beer or mustard soaks yet, but I plan to.
     
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  19. El_Dyablo619 Head of C.I.A.

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    Did you just grind out the sreel, or did you forge it? What was your heat treat?
     
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  20. Einar Purple Belt

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    Lol, I love it too, but the challenges they get on that show are far beyond my skill level. Walter Sorrels was on there and had to make a knife out of a fistfull of loose ball bearings.
     
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