About Me

I am a 15 year old guy who is drawn to knives and other pointy objects. In this blog, I hope to cover basics of knife ownership and eventually DIY knives. Nothing is for sale (yet) as I haven't made anything yet...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Update

I've got a new knife design to work on, as well as a pattern to be etched into my bracer via acid etching.



Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Open forge last weekend

I made a few things at the forge last weekend. First things first. Here are 4 of 6 anvils we have at the forge. The one farthest to the right is absolutely massive.


Here's a quick video of a bracer being forged.

video

Thing basically turned into a small flamethrower.

Right so I also got a commission for a knife. So here are some progress pictures. Grinding is needed still.



Here is a bracer/vambrace I made too.


Progress pictures here of the bracer, knife, and another knife.




Saturday, May 26, 2012

So I made a knife

I couldn't find a fixed blade that I liked with a blade under 4 inches (Nim Cub II is nice but expensive) so I made my own. Specs: High carbon steel (leaf spring), 8" length, 4" blade, 5/16" thick.

Still need to temper it, add rosewood handle scales, and sharpen it.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Open Forge

Open forges start again next month and I'll be able to use the plasma cutter there to make a hole in some sheet metal for the firepot to fit into...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

So my real forge is coming together. I have a lot of the required parts.
As you can see, I've got an anvil here; it's a little one, but it's certainly better than a rock.

I also have a hammer. It's a 1000g (about 2 lbs) Peddinghaus cross peen hammer. I really like it.

Here is the fire pot and pipe to the pot. Obviously the rest needs to be fabricated, but this is probably one of the most crucial parts of the forge other than the blower.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I found some really nice old knives in the basement. Among these is a 1897 Krag bayonet! A friend told me (He knows knives) that it could be worth $80-$800. That is pretty awesome, but I'm not selling it. Anyway, this is a picture of the best knives in my collection. From left to right, top to bottom: Ka-Bar USMC fighting knife, railroad spike knife, two unidentified knives, bayonet, decorative San Francisco knife with fake etched ivory inlays, Buck Lancer, Boy Scout knife, two more unidentified knives, Gerber Remix, another older Boy Scout knife.