Jason Fry

Forged 1084 and walnut hunter

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Here's a knife I forged from some of Aldo's original 1084 that was reportedly from the Schrade factory liquidation sale.  The handle is walnut.  The blade is a bit more than 3/16 thick at the guard, with distal taper.  600 grit hand  finish.  

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That's a nice looking knife Jason. Pin looks a little "off" in the second picture but it looks well done. 

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It's just the angle of the shot.  Pin's in the right spot.  I have been having a hard time finding a photo spot.  My last two houses had places where the light was "just right."  Haven't found it yet since my latest move. 

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Looks great.  Nice clean plunges and sanding.  Love the walnut too.  How are you getting such an even hand sand finish? 

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 11:17 PM, bobasaurus said:

 How are you getting such an even hand sand finish? 

Lots of practice, mostly.  Several keys.  One, it all starts with a clean grind off the belt grinder.  I usually stop at 220 grit off the grinder.  Two, make sure each grit is sanded all the way before progressing.  I usually start at 400 first.  I'll run it parallel to the blade if I'm going to stop at 400, or run it at an angle if I'm going to 600.  Three, finishing strokes with dry paper and a leather padded sanding stick.

Nick Wheeler's Hand Sanding 101 youtube video is well recommended. 

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