Dogvet99

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About Dogvet99

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    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Biography
    Veterinarian, Formerly taught elementary school
  • Interests
    Hunting, Building longbows, Hiking, Budding Bladesmith
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    Veterinarian
  1. Dogvet99

    W1 & Walnut

    Beautiful knife, great job. Bret
  2. Is that a convex grind? Bret
  3. Yowser, them's purty. Love the blade style and handle materials. Bret
  4. Mark, I am in no way someone who should be giving advice on flat grinding. Only thing I can say is watch the Harvey Dean Video on flat grinding. I watched it 2-3 times and used my grizzly 2" grinder. The video is very instructive. Matt, you may be a savant, but flat grinding is not easy. Lots of trial, error and experience in getting good flat grinds. Good luck, bret
  5. Dogvet99

    knife04

    5160 steel, flat ground blade courtesy of "Harvey Dean's" video. Tapered tang and zebrawood scales with steel pins. Really like the way this one turned out.
  6. Dogvet99

    knife031

    5160 steel, flat ground blade courtesy of "Harvey Dean's" video. Tapered tang and zebrawood scales with steel pins. Really like the way this one turned out.
  7. Dogvet99

    knife022

    5160 steel, flat ground blade courtesy of "Harvey Dean's" video. Tapered tang and zebrawood scales with steel pins. Really like the way this one turned out.
  8. Dogvet99

    knife013

    5160 steel, flat ground blade courtesy of "Harvey Dean's" video. Tapered tang and zebrawood scales with steel pins. Really like the way this one turned out.
  9. 5160 steel, flat ground blade courtesy of "Harvey Dean's" video. Tapered tang and zebrawood scales with steel pins. Really like the way this one turned out. You flat grinding specialists feel free to critique me. Thanks, Bret
  10. Thanks guys, I am working on a larger bowie style and am attempting my first true flat grind. I post it when I am done. Bret
  11. Forged 5160 steel. Scales are bloodwood and pins are steel. My first attempt at a tapered tang. Bret
  12. I have been given a rear axel/trans-axel from a 60's model buick. It is in two pieces and is splined in the center to fit into the differential I am assuming. I am not real knowledgeable on car parts. It is approx. 1-1.25" thick at the center and tapers a bit wider where it attaches to the wheels. Any Idea what type of steel this is. I would like to try to make some knives out of it. Thanks, Bret
  13. Hammer forged, full tang, 5160. Slabs are zebrawood with steel pins. Blade is 5.5" in length. Man this is fun stuff. Bret
  14. Thanks guys, much too kind. Phil, the touchmark is a hardened steel stamp I had made. I stamp the steel when I am normalizing, before quenching. I was a bit angled on this one. Note that the letters are darker and deeper on one side. Hopefully my next one will be a bit better. I like it so far. Bret
  15. It has been awhile since I have finished a knife. This is # 5. Blade is 5160. Blade is forged and tang is stock removal. Scales are bloodwood. Blade is 6 1/2" and tang is 5 1/2". Spine has filework and ricasso has choil cutouts. Blade was triple quenched and tempered in oven. Spine and tang drawn back with torch. Also, my first use of my touchmark. Bret