05 Nov

San Mai Upswept Hunter in progress

This is one of this weeks knife projects. 1084 & 15N20 san mai upswept hunter. Here’s some pictures of the blade through different stages of development. This is not a commission, just a blade I felt like making, when finished this blade will be available here in the store unless someone lays a claim to it before I finish it. 🙂 UPDATED 11/16 with a new post. Update 11/24/15, the finished blade is up and ready for sale.

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This is the beginning of the billet, tacked and ready to weld under the press.

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After my forging, this is the blade once it’s been profiled and rough ground.

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After heat treating, the blade is taken to a higher polish.

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A close up of the blade prior to acid etching.

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Several baths in acid with 1200 grit sanding in between.

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The bright portion of the blade is the nickel steel alloy, while the dark steel is 1084.

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A close up of the final etched blade. Tomorrow I’ll work on the handle and ferrul.

02 Nov

New knives now listed!

I just finished updating our online catalog. Today’s update includes 15 new knives in total, 5 new cable knives, 2 blacksmith knives and the rest are all knife and sheath sets! I’ll be adding some more knives as I finish them, so be sure to subscribe and get updates right in your email box!

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