Thoughts on pattern steel...(revisited)
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#51 (permalink)      2/24/2022 10:35:59 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yeah, they are show blades, for sure. Wouldn't be a choice for me. I can't find it right now, but there is a Ukrainian making modern Wootz knives with excellent design down to the compact edge metal as discussed in the video I just posted. Sadly, unavailable.
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I don't think it's specifically "for show" only. Otherwise it's be a waste of time and material including a 1095 core.




Edit: I actually got ahold of the guy by email and asked if he could create a custom blade for one of my OTFs.... He said his service isn't for sale, but if I want I can send him an OTF and he'll make a video... I just won't get it back lmao. I tried at least.

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Only dothraki blood can quench the strongest blade according to The 100.

Now My fight about best blade is over.
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#54 (permalink)      2/28/2022 7:17:13 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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It came today. It was just a little shorter than expected. It came with a nice looking undersized sheath(not pictured). A good look with the magnifier, the center core is different than the rest of the in-between layers unlike my otf and tomato knife.






Really funny.... First knife I have ever bought without a point...








Edit:: I'm no expert obviously, but a realllllllly good look and feel, this knife sat in the acid bath extra long before the pulled and polished it. The ridges between layers is pretty deep compared to majority of layered steel blades I've handled.

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I am tempted....




If I play it right, one bar could create 2 replacement blades for my mini OTFs, or I can just make a fixed blade...



Edit: if I can somehow use vinegar to re-etch the pattern after grinding, I'd be 100% on buying one of the blanks. I do not want to buy a bottle of acid for a "1 time use". Especially with this being a gamble... I may destroy the blank being too careless, using improper tools, etc.





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I "think" you should be able to restore the pattern with vinegar as long as you polish it down to maybe 800 grit.

Even better.....got an old battery?



You can do this with proper files, wet and dry sand paper, and basic tools. Just take your time, and you'll have some treasure. If you do, please keep me posted, I would like to see your process.
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#57 (permalink)      4/14/2022 12:14:27 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Don't care about patterns; my D2 Feldspar suits me perfectly. I don't like the flick action though so I had to tighten the pivot to make it a little harder to open.

Bought the jade G10 handle one thinking I'd Rit dye it to another funky color, but the jade grew on me so I kept it as it is.


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"But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days." (Leviticus 12:5)
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Great choice for a user. D2 at this price point is a bargain. I really like the Jade G10.

This is my "if only I had the $$" knife....

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vape8ion wrote:

Great choice for a user. D2 at this price point is a bargain. I really like the Jade G10.

This is my "if only I had the $$" knife....




Wow that looks very nice!

"But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days." (Leviticus 12:5)
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i like Skeet's "MK Scorpion" Kunai - please tell me that sometimes you tie a rope to the eyelet and run around screaming "GET OVER HERE"!

I know I would.
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My boot knife is kinda uncomfortable. Any recs on good push knives?
"But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days." (Leviticus 12:5)