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#5479853 - 12/15/14 08:52 PM In The Beginning (knife pics start to finish)
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Thought some of the knife guys might like to see something like this. Blade was cut from the billet on the metal cutting band saw and then profiled on one of my 2"X 72" belt grinders with a 36 grit belt. If I remember I'll take a pic of the blade after grinding and hand sanding before it's heat treated.



Edited by MikeC (12/16/14 12:41 PM)
Edit Reason: added to title
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#5479876 - 12/15/14 08:58 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Beautiful pattern
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#5479894 - 12/15/14 09:03 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: SapperTitan]
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Beautiful pattern
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#5479912 - 12/15/14 09:09 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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That's the wave pattern, but like finger prints no two billets are the same.
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#5479983 - 12/15/14 09:34 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Pretty neat looking. . I look forward to seeing the finished product

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#5480109 - 12/15/14 10:18 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Looking good.
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#5480583 - 12/16/14 08:46 AM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Cool to show the process Mike. Love that wave pattern. up
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#5481166 - 12/16/14 12:41 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Ready for heat treat.




After heat treat. Ugly at this point!


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#5481169 - 12/16/14 12:43 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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It's in the first temper cycle now.
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#5481416 - 12/16/14 03:03 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Awesome!
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#5482477 - 12/16/14 09:42 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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After the second temper. I'll check the hardness tomorrow and if it's between 58 and 60 on the Rockwell C scale I'll start hand sanding it down to get it ready for etching. If it's over 60 I'll temper it a third time.

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#5482734 - 12/17/14 05:43 AM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Very interesting Mike. Is the etching process what brings the pattern back in the Damascus?
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#5483235 - 12/17/14 10:00 AM Re: In The Beginning [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Very interesting Mike. Is the etching process what brings the pattern back in the Damascus?


Yes sir it is. Checked the hardness this morning and after the second temper it checked 59 HRC. Exactly where I wanted it.

Here it is all sanded down and ready for etching.

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#5486949 - 12/18/14 10:55 PM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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Blade etched and scales epoxied.

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#5487060 - 12/19/14 06:29 AM Re: In The Beginning [Re: MikeC]
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It's looking good up what scales are those?
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