templehound

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  1. Thanks DASwulf! Actually there is no finish on the handle in the common sense. I ground to grit 240 with no handsanding on the leather, just on the fittings I handsanded with grit 320 a little bit, getting the tiny facettes out. I had the result that, the finer I handsanded the leather, the less homogeneous it looked. then impregnated it with several coatings of hot bees wax. I squeezed and massaged the handle until the knife cooled down, wiped off the wax from the fittings, and it looked good. Ground color of the leather was dark gray. Thank You very much gmbobnick!
  2. When I was a little boy puukkos were my favourite, most important knives. My first self cut deep flesh wounds came from Puukko blades. They were always sharp. I loved them. .....This small puukko has a blade with rhombic cross section and is made of 1.2552(80WCrV8) tool steel. There is copper for the fittings and a stacked leather handle.with the tang riveted on the butt. overall length measures180 mm. Cheers
  3. Very impressive, epic work ....beautiful !
  4. The edge tells mostly a lot. The blade is a real convex beauty.....mostly Chefs know what cuts real good. (....telling the color by eye needs years of experience.....maybe a few bucks invested in a thermometer?....those non alloyed cold work tool steels do not have a big tolerance in heat treating....not a critique, just a recommendation to be on the safe side according to heat treatment) For the first complete knife You did an awesome job! Looking forward to Your further creations. Cheers
  5. Yes, You are right. It was not my intension to do this. Please accept my apologies Mr. gote.
  6. .... I respect everyone passed anything. It seems it is a linguistic difference between talking the "saying" and correct metallurgical terminology........the clearly longitudinal stirations are not the grain.....If I rely on German specific, correct terminology it is incorrect....and what is more worth remembering the "saying" or the science? Right, in "modern" steels You cant see the grain with bare eyes, as You confirmed......and how old has material or steel to be to be called antique? take the tool steel 1.2442 (115W8) this alloy is at least 120 years old , it is still in use today... if we have a piece of it from that time, lets say it is antique....if we have a recent made piece of it lets say it is modern? same alloy, same steel, different times....grain is grain....dosent matter what age and time. steel is steel as wrought iron is wrought iron. Only aspect is, wrought iron is today not made anymore(as far as I know) but it is not about how steel is made, it ius about grain. But it is of course possible to make wrought iron today, this should look like the antique one. so the recent(modern)made wrought iron will show no grain structure to the bare eye but longitudinal stirations which are than refering to the saying, are visible grain structure. this makes no sense to me, Sir. Thanks for Your opinion, I appreciate honesty. I thought we are talking about steel or iron, a conversation that needs some accuracy.....as You wish, lets talk about corn, wood and wheat and maybe we learn something about steel today. sincerly Yours Textbook warrior
  7. Well,.... but what has this to do with the grain? That is a chemical reaction and interpreted view on the matrix what You point out. If You have steel/iron and it has a good surface,maybe with bare eyes You are able to see the matrix and groups and bunches(!) of carbides , but You cant see the grain. Size and form of the grain is something about micro(!) structure of steel/iron which needs metallographic amount of depiction and view. With all due respect, but I "guess" You must have absolutely no basic knowledge about steel/iron if You say looking at the grain on wrought iron is far from microscopic...... X-rays?(LOL) There are countless sources in the internet where You can educate yourself.Having an impression of something is not the same a having knowledge of something, If you like, you can take a look here and go to the chapter "Measuring grain size" it is explained there pretty good http://www.metallography.com/dist.htm .....No offence, Sir, just my honest thoughts and opinion.....
  8. Really?...You must have some X-Men like microscopic sight.
  9. If we make a knife it should have the goal to cut, feeling comfortable to the hand, made stable and solid and have some beauty in the eye of the beholder. Your knife has no real scandi grind because it is hollow ground.Hollow ground knives are for short cuts, like for surgery or shaving. In Scandinavia wood whittling is a part of the culture and so are knives with a low bevel flat grind.Those grinds are not meant to cut deep into the object, which is not possible with woods. If You see hollow grinds on such knives, then they are auto-ground mass ware, or the result of misunderstood cutting geometry. Second critique I have on the size/wideness of the bevel...it is too narrow, You should dare grinding higher, giving it more ability to cut. but If You think: " it cuts pretty good!".... than its fine Third is the unequal positions of the tube pins holding the scales, getting an uniform distance is no big deal. Well, the "prototype thing"....definitely nothing that fits a "first try" especially on design. Finishing a knife(thats what You did) is always something You can be proud of and that deserves all respect. getting better is something that keeps Your pride alive and growing. You asked for thoughts and I gave them. stay keen and all the best Cheers
  10. Thanks a lot, Quint
  11. Nice work!
  12. Thanks You very much, lanternnate!
  13. Once in a while there are sheaths with more effort than usual.Two of them I think they are worth posting. The first one for the knife I posted already here https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/48962-ramco-07/ It is made from water buffalo hide with some embellishment, Something we Germans call a "Stocknagel"https://www.google.co.th/search?q=Stocknagel+images&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi_0vK60MnTAhVLLY8KHZhqBm8QsAQIIw&biw=1093&bih=510...... It is made from copper and a small silver nugget that I once found. It is riveted from the inside with small bronce washers and then lined with caddle leather. And here is the second knife, which I posted herehttps://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/47254-the-beauty-of-filth/#comment-492231 Made from semi-tanned caddle leather with a raw hide core and another "Horn Mohawk" to enhance stiffness and to protect the edge of the sheath. Cheers
  14. Köszönöm, Gergely!
  15. Thanks a lot, fellows!