Monday, 29 August 2011

Two I am busy with

I started these two a few weeks ago but then got sidetracked .They are both 250mm long and 4mm thick

 The tangs have both been tapered down to 2mm .
this is a picture of the flat ground blade showing the distal taper

Just a picture of the 'bushy' with a scandi grind . I do put a micro bevel on after heat treatment

Both survived heat treatment , now lots of hand rubbing

This is where I got sidetracked ...........

I moulded some hessian 'micarta ' around the tang today , but I think they might be a bit on the thin side . I might add a few more layers to thicken them up

Saturday, 6 August 2011

My second tapered tang

 This is my second tapered tang and
also the biggest knife I have made so far.
 4mm 01 with wenge scales and brass pins and tube,
the wood the scales comes from Isca Woodcrafts .

total length is 270mm ,140mm blade .
the blade has a full flat grind and is hand rubbed to 400 grit