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Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:06 pm

Just like a katana you could cover the parts you would like to be softer.
I'd say use a lump of clay or jbweld before you heat and quench.

You might even get a nice hada
Although in a katana that is mostly due to different carbon contents values of the composite steels...
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

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Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:20 pm

BTB, what is hada? I thyink you mean the Hamon :wink:
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Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:03 pm

Ah yes..that's the word I was looking for...
It's been while since I last built a katana ( like 22 years.)
Like it, my japanese is a bit rusty..

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Hada is "body"and I believe the hamon is the soul...so... :D

Funny mix up.
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Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:12 pm

jakethebeast wrote:Hubb, its necessary every time! cause hardened spine is very fragile, even though its thick, it will last you forever if you differential heat treat it RIGHT, you can always fail it hehe
I know a little bit about it. I just gave a VERY brief synopsis. The key word is doing it "right". The heat treatment, whether it is standard or differentially treated, (to me) is dependent on what I want the knife to do. A lot of times, though, the differential heat treat isn't necessary on a file knife because of the spine. And by that, I mean the ENTIRE knife is a bit softer, say 50RC. If it's a smaller knife though, I tend to make it harder.

Now, there are a host of other factors that come into play as well, and they can play just as important a roll as the heat treatment. For example, the smaller knives I've built usually have a flat or scandi grind whereas the larger ones will have a convex, and that convex edge works pretty well with a softer edged knife.

See, look what you done. You done got me ramblin' on about something else. :D
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Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:45 am

thanks for all the information guys

i cant really add much, still working on sharpening the blade, aslo the dimensions are, 16cm, 2.75cm wide blad and over all length it 29cm

Edit: also i have started on my next knife and will post some pics as soon as i can
why make it if it dosent shoot?
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Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:48 am

sorry for the double post but i have a picture of the next knife i have started for yous

still got a fair bit to do, blade is 11cm long, .5cm thick, 2.4cm wide and the whole knife is 22cm long

tell me what you think
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Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:17 am

"tell me what you think"

Not only can you stick/stab/cut something in self defense you can file them!

STOP! OR I'LL FILE YOU! LOL.

Looking pretty good, but how is it to hang onto?
Look if you must.
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Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:32 am

Usually the spud part gets all the attention.
Great job on focussing on the files side of this website.. :D

You make me wanna try this.
Don't!
I've got too many projects allready...

:P

Good job!
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

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Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:38 pm

you should give the handle a light coat of liquid electrical tape to make it a bit nicer to hold but not think enough to take the rough file marks out.
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Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:09 pm

Those knifes look really nice! Im thinking of doing something with my old files as well hehe :wink:


Cutted this piece of carbon steel today, its 4" wide, over 1/2" thick and around 10" long, let's see what i can come up with this

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Brian the brain wrote:Usually the spud part gets all the attention.
Great job on focussing on the files side of this website.. :D
Nice one ;)
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Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:47 am

Brian the brain wrote:Usually the spud part gets all the attention.
Great job on focussing on the files side of this website.. :D
Bu dum, tsssss :lol:

@ ilovefire: That rasp knife is simply beautiful. Looking forward to seeing that one finished.
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Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:49 pm

Not to hijack the thread or anything, but I think I speak for a few people when I say take pictures of your workshop Jake, I'm fairly interested in all the tools you have at your disposal. :P
Yeah, it's that important.
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Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:25 am

Heh, oukey, ill make new thread of it today evening :)
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Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:39 pm

hey, just thought i would post the outcome, could be sharper but its pretty good
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