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Cobra

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Made up two kitchen knives this year for one of the kids.
One 8 inch chef's knife and one 7 inch Santuku.

First done was the chef's knife with Zebrawood handle and brass corby bolts.

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Next day was the Sanduku, again with Zebrawood.
The handle scales were attached with 1/4 inch corby bolts and West System epoxy.

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Sanded to 400 grit and then finished with fine and superfine steel wool using Tung oil.

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I've never made a knife. Never thought about it.
However, this has got me thinking....
I may need to chase a thread or more and consider what goes into the effort and process.
These are really nice!!

Daryl
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Nice looking, I also have not made any knifes may have to give it a try one day.
 

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I've never made a knife. Never thought about it.
However, this has got me thinking....
I may need to chase a thread or more and consider what goes into the effort and process.
These are really nice!!

Daryl
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For a good glimpse of the technology - check out the "Forged in Fire" episodes on the History channel. They load it up with commercials, but they do a good job on the content.
 

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Yes, I've seen a few of the forged in fire.
Interesting entertainment.
However, I've doubted it's "how to" value.
Perhaps it really is that simple. Well, simple if you aren't on a stop watch and can think through the problem set...

Daryl
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Nice work..
 

Blackjackjacques

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Yes, I've seen a few of the forged in fire.
Interesting entertainment.
However, I've doubted it's "how to" value.
Perhaps it really is that simple. Well, simple if you aren't on a stop watch and can think through the problem set...

Daryl
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agree on the "how to" value -- its made for TV non-technical and can only gloss over the technical. There is much going on that they don't say - but some of those guys are pretty good.
 
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Very nice work.
 

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its made for TV non-technical and can only gloss over the technical. There is much going on that they don't say - but some of those guys are pretty good.
The learning curve is what the general viewer is totally unaware of. Some ot these guys have many years of experience and that is quickly passed over in their brief introduction.
Seems a lot like hobby-machinists.
How bout a series "Made in Shop".?
How bout members at random from this forum competing against one another producing an object chosen by a panel of experts who judge it according to form,function , appearance?
Dave
 

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The learning curve is what the general viewer is totally unaware of. Some ot these guys have many years of experience and that is quickly passed over in their brief introduction.
Seems a lot like hobby-machinists.
How bout a series "Made in Shop".?
How bout members at random from this forum competing against one another producing an object chosen by a panel of experts who judge it according to form,function , appearance?
Dave
I'd watch that in a heartbeat - sort of like an American Idol for Hobby-Machinists. That would be so cool for this forum.
 

Blackjackjacques

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Made up two kitchen knives this year for one of the kids.
One 8 inch chef's knife and one 7 inch Santuku.

First done was the chef's knife with Zebrawood handle and brass corby bolts.

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Next day was the Sanduku, again with Zebrawood.
The handle scales were attached with 1/4 inch corby bolts and West System epoxy.

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Sanded to 400 grit and then finished with fine and superfine steel wool using Tung oil.

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They are beautiful knives-- they make you want to pick em up and feel the balance -- what do they call that: Wabi-Sabi
 

ELHEAD

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Cobra I apologize for not commenting on your knives. I am truly impressed with the design and finish on them.
I have dome a few knives myself and know the time it takes to do even a plain knife, and your knives show that you spent more than a little time on them. No doubt the recipient of them will be proud.
Dave
 

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I'd watch that in a heartbeat - sort of like an American Idol for Hobby-Machinists. That would be so cool for this forum.
You might want to check Craftsman’s Legacy—it dives a little deeper into the background and technology. Not sure if there’s a knife making episode, but there are a lot of interesting artisans and techniques covered.
http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com

Edit: here’s a link to knife making. There’s also a sword maker in the last season.
http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com/episodes/season_1/Episode-10
 
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