Sunday, 24 July 2011

My first tapered tang

 This is the second knife made on my new grinder .
It is also my first tapered tang
 Overall length    225mm
  blade length      100mm
  Panga panga scales
  brass pins and tube
I left the blade with a belt finish . ground to 400 grit and then just cleaned up with a bit of autosol

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Steampunk neck knife

 This is the first complete knife since getting the new toy . I have tried a few new (to me) ideas and materials . The bevels were ground to 400 grit and then polished . The scale has been left on the flat parts of the blade

the handle scales are made up of some copper pipe and vulcanised fiber liners , glued together and then pinned with brass pins 

I might give it a soak in a cup of coffee to age it a bit and give the blade a bit of a patina 

A new toy

 I received my new grinder last weekend . It was built by 'Aly' (a British blades forum member)
It uses 1050 x 50 belts and has a 1.5 Hp motor

Here are the first 3 blades

this is just a picture of  the large blade with a 400 grit belt finish. I should be putting some handles on these this week