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Need knife steel
does anyone know where I can get some steel?

Started Jun 17th, 2017 at 6:56pm by rogueleprechaun
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By: SteveO
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The Safari Knife
This is a thread on a knife that has been designed after extensive testing of a great number of production and semi production knives for the safari hunter. It will not be used to skin lots of animals...

Started yesterday at 8:23am by Von Gruff
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By: Von Gruff
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A lot more knives
On a hunting forum the guys had seen a couple of my knife projects and it was sugested that a group buy might be in order so this is the result with them  all profiled with coarse belt today.
Nin...

Started May 10th, 2017 at 5:13pm by Von Gruff
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33 2005 Last Post Jun 16th, 2017 at 5:49pm
By: Von Gruff
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A few new knives
These blades still have to have their final cleanup and sharpen but thought to show some of them at this stage as generally when they are finished they are out the door. Not extra fancy, but good work...

Started Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:34pm by Von Gruff
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16 1248 Last Post May 4th, 2017 at 4:07pm
By: 7mm08Roks
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Three new ones for me
These three are quite special for me for the people they remind me of.
The boner with 4 3/4 in 15N20 blade has scales from a walnut tree I felled on my late fathers yard in the early 80's.
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The li...

Started Apr 25th, 2017 at 10:35am by Von Gruff
6 514 Last Post Apr 26th, 2017 at 9:28pm
By: Micky Duck
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Biv/Hut LED Lights
Made a few sets of these,you can screw the whole container with battery inside to the roof,the LEDs have small holes to take a screw and also double sided tape if required.
12v battery,the one on...

Started Sep 17th, 2016 at 2:28pm by Sikakila
13 2227 Last Post Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:05pm
By: scottrods
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A gas fired knifemaking forge
I got another batch of knives heat treated today and it reinforced the notion that I needed a better way to do it than in the kitchen fire. I had been looking at gas forges for a couple of weeks and d...

Started Mar 14th, 2017 at 5:35pm by Von Gruff
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17 1372 Last Post Apr 10th, 2017 at 10:36pm
By: Von Gruff
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Knife steel
Hi guys, I've been inspired by some of the guys on here (Ludwig, Ripi John, von gruff) and am keen to get into knife making. I know you can use old tool steel, but for the sake of knowing what I'm wor...

Started Jan 6th, 2017 at 11:08am by mitch270
7 1147 Last Post Mar 30th, 2017 at 4:04pm
By: Slayer
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A simple trigger weight check
On the British Militaria forum a friend was trying to work on his Martini and had a very heavy trigger pull so I showed him a trick to lighten the pull without changing the originality of the rifle. I...

Started Mar 11th, 2017 at 8:44pm by Von Gruff
2 559 Last Post Mar 12th, 2017 at 11:36am
By: Rugerman
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Sharpening knives (my way)
I did a short video on how I sharpen knives. I had made a batch of pig stickers and with them all finished to a 600grt hand sand with a .015 edge it was time to put the sharp to the blade.
https:...

Started Mar 9th, 2017 at 8:59pm by Von Gruff
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15 1185 Last Post Mar 11th, 2017 at 7:12pm
By: Rugerman
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Her's
As the missus wanted a new hunting knife, I made a drawing and was pondering about the question, which material to use. I ended up with powder steel (RWL)
and deer antler for the handle. Bolsters...

Started Nov 25th, 2016 at 7:01am by littlemorepork
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19 2793 Last Post Mar 9th, 2017 at 11:45am
By: SF90
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SVORD peasant knife tart up #2
So Felixx Junior is old enough for a knife (6)
I began with the trusty svord peasant:
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And a bit of Antler
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Stuck them together with a walnut pommel (?)
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sanded it down, hit the antler with some danish oil and the blade with some Hoppes ...

Started Aug 10th, 2016 at 7:40am by felixx
13 1837 Last Post Mar 8th, 2017 at 8:26pm
By: MassiveAttack
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Restoring antler handles
Hi guys.
When I was a kid I found an antler handled knife under the water when snorkeling for paua. 
Fast forward 25 years and dad gave it back to me as he was going to bin it.
Anywa...

Started Feb 26th, 2017 at 5:57pm by felixx
6 642 Last Post Mar 5th, 2017 at 6:01pm
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Small skinner
Hi Guys!
As some of you liked the knife I made for "her", I thought I show a skinner, that I made a few months back.
Blade is 690 steel (1.4528). Bolsters are stainless and scales are from e...

Started Jan 15th, 2017 at 8:18pm by littlemorepork
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19 2228 Last Post Feb 27th, 2017 at 10:18pm
By: felixx
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Leather glue
Hi everyone  ,What is the best glue to use on a leather sheath prior to stitching it together ?cheers .

Started Jan 6th, 2017 at 6:12pm by SteveO
3 631 Last Post Jan 15th, 2017 at 6:20pm
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