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    Iron cheek

    Thanks Guys!
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    forge welded aluminum knife

    Thomas, there are so bad mass production qualities on the market, that I dare to suspect or guess that this aluminium blade could outperform some of them.....altough it must be very light weight I dont want to think of the aluminium abrasion, which is not very appetizing. .....
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    Iron cheek

    Translated their meaning directly from English to German, bolsters turn cheeks (Backen). While in English bolsters are word related to pillows, in German they are word related to the face...always interesting to see how the two languages work. This liner locked folder has a blade forged from TNT triple6, detachable steel bolsters, 6Al4V titanium liners, a high tempered clip and locking spring from high carbon spring steel(1.1274) and scales made from buffalo bone.The screws are hardened low carbon steel. Blade measures 83 mm and overall length is 190 mm. Cheers
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    Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades

    That's a wild street of blades ....distinctive in style and aggression....nice! the CNC-bevels look quite good.... how much is left on the edge?
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    Looking for more international knife magazines

    How can I relate and be encouraged as a young Asian woman when I look in the magazines/books you have and all I see is a bunch of old white dudes?..... I think she is wrong.... Theo, why dont You told her....best reason to be an Asian female maker is, that there are no or less other female Asian makers.....the reason making knives should be knives and not because others doing the same....the old Asian trick....being individual without being individual..... and of course in magazines there are only old white dudes.....in the internet there are lots of female makers to find, and finding Asian female makers might be difficult....but if the inspiring identification for her is only focused on being Asian.... than she better concentrate on pottery, or MMA, there are lots. Magazines never gave the variety and range that the internet has, as we all know..... looking for something so special only in expensive, always out-dated, limited content having magazines is like sending a message in a bottle instead sending an email..... just the frank thoughts of an old, white knife dude living in Asia....hope nobody minds
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    Black locus scales

    This black locust wood / tree looks to be a very close relative to acacia trees, as with "Robinia pseudoacacia" the name assumes. Also end grain looks very similar to robinia and acacia species. Godd stuff,....drying time 4 years....patience, time goes fast.
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    Treated steel too brittle

    As far as I know all carbon and-low alloy tool steels can be forged...and of course forging takes them to higher temperatures . all those steels have their own hot working temperature.....and some of them crack faster when forged too cold and some of them burn red brittle, or bright right away when forged too hot, and some of them both. afterwards you have to make up for everything of normal, negative side effects that naturally happen during the forging process in the final HT.
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    Treated steel too brittle

    Saw this a bit late. I worked with the steel for a couple of blades and it is called after the books a low alloy because of the Mg content, but it reacts like a "non alloyed" carbon tool steel with over 1% carbon. IMHO the several cycles heated to orange made it coarse grain, which results in chipping. This steel should only be soaked until it has reached its quenching Temperature. Not longer.1% carbon is in solution fast, after that grain growth starts immediately. The Mg is only in to slow down cooling rate which makes it more suitable for oil quenching in 810-820 degrees C It is tempered at least with 210 degrees C, two cycles each 50 min.quench in cold water between cycles to prevent tempering brittleness . dont temper above 230 degrees, gets brittle too. I think the most important feature of this steel is its purity.Sulfur content is like shirogami 1 and Phosphorus even 8 times lower. In fact this steel is to me more sensible than other comparable steels and only little differences in HT, including temperature of quenching oil, blade geometry and grinding temperature can have remarkable and different results on blade performance. It works very easy, it is not very edge holding but from good toughness that allows making bigger blades of it with corresponding adjustments in edge geometry. It also sharpens extremely easy....just pick a flat stone form the river shore (or a marble base at a museum)....thus one can assume that it makes good blades for the field and forest....and of course for the kitchen.
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    Folded to the bone

    Hi Willi, it is actually indeed only two steels. On the pictures it is very deceptive, but with the knife in real it is obvious to see that it is only two colored. Thanks Willi!....
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    Folded to the bone

    A pouch made from cow leather and lined with calf skin makes it complete. Cheers
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    The Diving Peregrino

    Eutrophicated1, KiltedWonder, Jspool, thanks a lot, guys! KiltedWonder, You live in Isaan....honestly, up there they make the most tasty food in whole Thailand...see You around! Jspool, yes I drilled the liners before sewing....I wanted the leather to be stitched not drilled....more beautiful IMHO
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    Last Christmas Damascus and other novelties

    There are a couple of things that are good and a few that are not so good. The Damascus knife came out very well, but why did You made that crude notch?....supposed to be a good hook?...or a false edge? The file work with the checkering file back ground is a nice, creative idea, but it should be done before hardening. Torturing the blade with a gas flame is always a subject of discussion but never good for the blade. And there are some heavy grooves in the belly of the grip.....they look that You have started doing them but then....? Even little details need some planning and preparation.....not limiting creativity but controlling the fire of passion. Remember, less can be more. Thats a bit of what I think.
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    The famous knife maker story

    ....Maybe You guys like to watch this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAgpu1QX_I Cheers
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    Folded to the bone

    Daswulf, Frosty thanks a lot, Guys!
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    Folded to the bone

    This folder with locking liners has a damascus blade with approximately 300 layers of O2 and 75Ni8. 6Al4V liners and the scales are buffalo bone .It has an additional titanium lock and the locking spring is made from high carbon spring steel 1.1274. Blade measures 93 mm and 212 mm overall length, etched in instant coffee. Again another semi industrial made damascus steel from my old friend and colleague Achim Wirtz http://www.lohmann-stahl.de/1/contact/ I expected that the pattern would look like rain drops but it looks more like wall bricks, mignon filets and dwarf heads...I like the pattern a lot. Cheers