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Brass Tacks

I suspect that all Brass Tacks are made in ONE Factory. After 9 stores and over 2 DOZEN "brands" and seeing no difference in fit or finish I bought 2 12" sections of 1/16th brass rod and have begun cold forging my own.
They are for a new style of wood Scabbard for some of my miniatures, they incorporate a cold forged brass or copper belt/boot/pocket clip that can also double as a Bail for wearing as a neck knife.

Added by Chris Sievert on November 28, 2016 at 22:24 — 1 Comment

Minon #20

This tiny guy went so fast to his new owner, that I didn't even had time to make some pics.

The steel is 1.2379 (D2), hardened up to about 60 HRc, hammered copper guard, tiger wood and sapele wood handle. The sapele showed some very interesting flader, but it coudn't be photographed very well.

At first I named it "Red" - a name, showing my total lack of imagination. But after I sent it, I had a few conversations with the new owner, who sait it looks…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:53 — No Comments

Minion #19

And the fat brother. Same steel, same wood for the handle. But this one is etched with ferric chloride.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:51 — No Comments

Minion #18

Nothing new - 1.2379 (D2) steel, 60 HRc. The blade is the suomi style blade of The baby sister, The teacher's knife, The two dwarves, Minion #16 and Minion #17. But this time I decided to try and make it hollow grind. And it worked! It has some minor fails, but it cuts like hell!…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments

Hunting knife II version #11

A classical hunting knife. The handle is walnut and acacia. 1.2379 steel. Here I tried a new stitch for the sheath. It came out really interesting, but it gave me some hard time to make it.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:47 — No Comments

Minion #17

The next tiny, but aggressive member of the minions tribe with the code name #17.

The blade is the same like his brother's #16, but with higher grinded bevels. The handle is ash tree, impregnated and sealed with carnauba wax. Brass guard.

OAL - 165mm, blade - 75/20/3,8mm.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:44 — No Comments

Two knives with forged silversteel blades

End of May 2016 there was a plein air in Sopot. The theme was "The knife". Lots of really skilled bulgarian knifemakers took part and showed the different stages of knifemaking. There were also two of the best bulgarian blacksmiths - Nikolai Nikolov and Mihail Kochew. They both showd how to forge a blade from a round steel bar. I decided to give a try and under the supervision of them both I forged two silversteel blades.
As a matter of fact, Niki and Mihail made forging look…
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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on November 23, 2016 at 22:41 — 3 Comments

Knife Slips

I recently (Sun 16 Oct) posted a discussion (Deal of the Day) over in the Catalog Shopper group.

It concerned knife slips from…

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Added by D ale on October 30, 2016 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

Facing the aftermath

I apologize for being a little overwhelmed right now, it's only been about six weeks since my husband died unexpectedly and I'm just starting to understand what I'm facing here. Richard collected. Anything. Everything. He was the guy at the auction who bid a buck on a box full of junk just to get the auctioneer moving along. And he still had every one of those boxes of junk, somewhere. I have only been through the bedroom and 'his' room so far, but I think I've gathered the majority of the… Continue

Added by Linda K Kimbrel on October 18, 2016 at 10:05 — 5 Comments

I am back.... Long story about my former job and new job....

I'm back....    I was terminated by FedEx in last April. My boss believe I broke FedEx's policy. Not true..There is NO broke policy's. Nothing with the policy. Because My reason for being late was construction on Highway 287 in whole month. I would allow 1 hour to get to work because of the construction. I did doing a right thing, I did use my pager to send text message to my ex-boss about late. My boss does not know how to deal with a deaf person.  All he would do would yell at me.  Instead…

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Added by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle on October 1, 2016 at 18:30 — 9 Comments


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Added by steve @ colonial knife on September 23, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments

Razor sharpening .

A shortish blog on sharpening straight razors. It will be short because I know little enough , though I have learned enough to be able to get the job done . Maybe I can return to this in future when I have more information but for the present it will be brief .

1 . If you want to learn to shave using a straight razor the most effective way is to buy a new razor from a dealer who is known for sharpening their razors before sending them out . Buy a strop at the same time , not a…

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Added by John Bamford on September 14, 2016 at 6:09 — 74 Comments

A collection of straight razors , I guess !

I feel that I have to admit that I am becoming a collector , this may sound strange as I am writing this on i Knife Collector and this is ...well the place for collectors .

I have never really collected anything before , in the past I have always had a pocket knife and sometimes two or maybe three but never anymore than that.  I have had knives since I was eight or nine , something like that anyway and I can hardly remember a time when I didn't look in shop windows at knives . When I…

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Added by John Bamford on September 10, 2016 at 10:16 — 49 Comments

Minion #16

Another tiny one. The steel is 1.2379, hardened up to 60 HRc. OAL - 175mm, blade - ~70/20/3.8mm.

Brass guard. The handle is stacked birch bark and acacia burl.…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 31, 2016 at 22:40 — No Comments

Happy Knife Day

Howdy folks!  Happy Knife Day to all.

Added by Pete Walker on August 24, 2016 at 12:44 — No Comments

National Knife Day 2016

Happy Happy Happy National Knife Day !!!!!!!!!

Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knives that folk use on a daily basis. This day is a celebration of this marvelous tool that has been with humans since the dawn of time. 

I am not sure that most folks know about today...but we sure do.  So…

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Added by Jan Carter on August 24, 2016 at 6:59 — 27 Comments

25th. Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

When I'm not playing with sharp objects or madly dashing across the country to rescue a relative, I help operate a small non profit called the South Coast Community Land Trust based in Big Sur, CA. I'm a Board Director and Secretary of the SCCLT, and Entertainment/Volunteer Director of our one big fund raising event each year, the Big Sur Jade Festival. We raise money for several community organizations, but our main focus is helping the students of the local K-12 public…

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Added by Syd Carr on August 23, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

Interesting!!

http://www.wrcase.com/special_programs/rare_finds/RareFinds.pdf

Added by Granny on August 19, 2016 at 10:33 — No Comments

A sheath for a leuku

A friend asked me to make a sheath for his leuku, because he didn't like the old one. And there it is:…

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 15, 2016 at 22:56 — No Comments

Hunting knife II version #10

And one more hunting knife. This one will hunt in the Great plains of the dining-room and the Valley of the Kitchen.

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Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on August 10, 2016 at 12:31 — 2 Comments

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