magikk Posted January 23, 2017 Share Posted January 23, 2017 Hi Guys first of all I'd like to thank everyone who posts on IFI for the great wealth of knowledge. My name is mike I'm from central PA. I've always been interested in blacksmithing since I was kid and I've always liked knives so now that I'm older 49 I have the opportunity to pursue this new hobby. I've been reading the site since last summer and I have learned a lot and have a lot more to learn. I started making wall hooks and s hooks and some tools.This is my first attempt at a knife.It turned out pretty rough but it cut well.I used it to skin a deer and it held it edge and it was satisfying to know that I had made it. I used a car coil spring for the blade and some scrap wood for the handles and brazing rod for the pins. I had a hard time getting the bevels even but I'm sure with enough practice I'll get better. I heated to non magnetic and quenched in vegetable oil.To temper I set a fire brick on the fire in my coal forge to get hot and set the blade on the brick over night while the fire burned out.Maybe not the best but I had oven.Thanks Mike Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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