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Offline kbaknife

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It's been awhile!
« on: August 25, 2020, 10:50:21 AM »
I hope you don't mind if I poke my head and and post up a few pictures.
There's some San-Mai, some hamons, some Damascus, some Parkerizing, etc.
I hope you are all safe and well.















When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 11:26:54 AM »
Beautiful work.  glad to see you back here. :clapper:
love my Anderson Forge knife.  It's on my belt whenever I'm in the woods!

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 05:07:12 PM »
Those are all just stunning pieces of art.
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 07:26:54 PM »
 Very, very nice :thumbsup:
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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 08:02:05 PM »
I like all these knives a lot.
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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2020, 11:28:19 AM »
Those are all beautiful! Did you make that sheath too?  Very nice!

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2020, 11:53:23 AM »
Those are all beautiful! Did you make that sheath too?  Very nice!

Yes - I did. Thank you.
When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 04:38:24 PM »
Beautiful work. Functional art. What is the figured wood in the fifth one down?
What would be an average wait time if you don’t mind me asking?
Dave.
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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 06:14:51 PM »
Beautiful work. Functional art. What is the figured wood in the fifth one down?
What would be an average wait time if you don’t mind me asking?
Dave.

Oddly enough - that's desert ironwood. I have a bunch of what I call "utility grade" ironwood. Ya' just never know what you'll get.
My wait time is about a year.
When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2020, 06:17:32 PM »
all beauties. This board does need some more pics, thanks Karl.
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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2020, 10:12:24 PM »
Beauties!!!! The spalted handles are my favorites, excellent craftsmanship.

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2020, 03:04:54 AM »
I missed seeing knives from Andersen Forge. While that didn't give me my fix, it sure helped ease the pain. Fantastic work as usual. :clapper: :thumbsup:
Bob

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2020, 11:43:17 AM »
your work is always so clean

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2020, 12:37:35 PM »
When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2020, 06:52:01 AM »
For sure you are been missed Karl
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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2021, 11:26:19 AM »
Karl,

Huge amount of respect for you and your work - always impressive!  I've read through a bunch of your posts on other forums and was hoping for your opinion on something.

Tried a blade of 416 stainless and 80crv2 for a stainless san mai project.  Followed all the suggestions as best I could, and ended up with a solid blade that made it through heat treat with no cracks and looked good.  After cleanup, acid etch I ended up with the pattern shown below.  I'm happy with it, but don't see much for a carbon migration line.  The welds were solid, everything forge welded well. 

Longer soak time before pressing?  Other steels work better?  Different grind?  Other?

Thanks - appreciate your thoughts.



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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2021, 02:28:13 PM »
Karl,
Longer soak time before pressing?  Other steels work better?  Different grind?  Other?

Carbon migration is a matter of temperature and time - combined. The hotter - the longer - the more migration.
It's for these reasons I begin with a 3/8" core and 1/4" jackets sides. This requires me to be in the forge and under the hammer/press for extended lengths of time.
I also reduce only about .0625"/heat. (1/16")
I would be quite pleased with what you have there.

I just finished my first 80CrV core San-Mai: (That inlay is a guy's extra rib bone!)


When the last deer disappears into the morning mist,
When the last elk vanishes from the hills,
When the last buffalo falls on the plains,
I will hunt mice for I am a hunter and I must have my freedom.
Chief Joseph

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Re: It's been awhile!
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 11:08:18 AM »
Thank you sir!

Appreciate the insight.  Happy with my results so far, just hoping to improve.  :)

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