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Knife Steels

Started Jan 17 0 Replies

Hey Guys! so since i got so much great response in my last post asking what type of knives you would like to see when i put up my webpage (by the way i am a little behind schedual due to some un…Continue

Knives from a new maker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Grimm Jan 15. 48 Replies

Hey guys. So here is the deal I have been making knives for a couple years now. about 6 months ago I started learning how to make bearing flipper folders. I feel I have gotten pretty good at making…Continue

Hello what d you like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 21, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi everyone I am new to the forum. I have collected knives since I was a young kid. about 2 years ago I started making knives. All were fixed blades but very recently I started doing folders (still a…Continue

 

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Knife Steels

Hey Guys! so since i got so much great response in my last post asking what type of knives you would like to see when i put up my webpage (by the way i am a little behind schedual due to some un related situations but everything should be up by mid feb.!!!) Anyway so far with my folders i have been using 2 different steels 440c and cpm s35vn. Now performance wise s35vn wins hands down. I have also been using some damasteel and stainless Damascus made by a great Damascus maker mike noris. So its…See More
Jan 17
Luke Grimm replied to Dave S.'s discussion Knives from a new maker
"Gut reaction: build beautiful knives. All the tactical guys will want the cheep flippers and buy them at Lowes, but the collectors will pay for an exceptionally crafted (one off.) think Chris Reeves (no longer one offs.) I have 80 pocket knives from…"
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Michael D. Mitchell replied to Dave S.'s discussion Knives from a new maker
"Graeme,  A  Very Good Suggestion."
Dec 24, 2017
Graeme replied to Dave S.'s discussion Knives from a new maker
"From what I have seen of other makers, I would suggest that you continue making hard use stuff and get out to lots of shows and always have a couple of the higher end folders there.  Send a high end folder to a couple of the more highly viewed…"
Dec 24, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Ian's discussion Forge
"A heat treat oven is key it was for me and was a bday present for me as well when I started I tried to use one of those cheap 4x36 grinders with the disk on the side...lets say the knives I did on that were not the best and oh yeh my hands yeh…"
Dec 22, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Ian's discussion Forge
"something as small as a soup can yeh you could go with something like you described the bigger that gets the longer it will take to heat up...this is why kao wool or inswool is a better option...but it all depends what your trying to accomplish as…"
Dec 22, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Ian's discussion Forge
"I have found so many people think a forge build is so complicated and I have walked new knife makers through it and every single time they say OH THAT WAS EASY!!"
Dec 20, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Ian's discussion Forge
"I know this is old post and jan don't want to step on your toes but sand and plaster is not the best material for this...I have built a bunch of forges over the past couple years....first you need a metal shell it can be some 1/4 in thick stuff…"
Dec 20, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Steve Hanner's discussion Whats a good source for Knife Parts and Supplies?
"ok here is a list of the sites I…"
Dec 20, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Derek Wells's discussion Cleaning Knives - the dos and don'ts
"Ok just skimmed through this cause my lap top keeps closing out the window so if I repeat something sorry....So most of my knife making these days is with stainless however when I started making knives I delt with a lot of carbon steel (mainly cause…"
Dec 20, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Jan Carter's discussion 2017 Christmas Contest Give Away
"I did it! Happy holidays everyone!"
Dec 19, 2017
Bryan W replied to Dave S.'s discussion Knives from a new maker
"WOW.  I have some catch up reading to do!  Excellent discussion - nice work everyone!"
Dec 18, 2017

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Dave S. replied to Dave S.'s discussion Knives from a new maker
"OK thanks that makes sense...but honestly I think that a maker should have relation ships with the customers I have made that a point with ALL the local customers I have had to this point....we are not wall mart or home depot where people want to…"
Dec 16, 2017

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16- 20 years
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dagger
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Knife maker from NY

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Welcome to iKC Dave!

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Hey there, Dave! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

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