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1  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: The unproven science of multiple quench on: May 29, 2015, 03:30:33 PM

I have tried double quenching knives. I have had some interesting results.

Maybe we should talk more about it on Tuesday/Wednesday night. I have been away for a while and don't remember when you all get together and chat.


ps: Ed, I hope all is well with you....!
2  KNIFE STOREFRONTS / Gear Store / w2 steel on: May 29, 2015, 03:25:45 PM
I have some w2 steel, if someone wants it. .125" X 1.5" X 48". 10 pieces.

$200.00 shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states..

3  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: How Many Makers Test? on: November 07, 2010, 06:35:35 PM
I test my knives to destruction and it's amazing , when I mention it to other makers, sometimes they get offended at just the suggestion of testing one of their knives. I wonder how many don't ever bend one of their finished blades and see what becomes of it. I think it's a shame when a maker doesn't put a knife thru it's limits.

One thing I have noticed if you mention it to someone who doesn't test their knives, they will quickly criticize your "test methods". I am starting to understand what is really going on in the knife communities.

4  KNIFE GALLERY / Show & Tell / Re: The knife I use on: November 03, 2010, 11:37:24 AM
That looks like a nice knife, congratulations.
Question: Why did you harden it in Water?
and naturally how does she cut?
Thanks for sharing!


 Why water ? I tried oil at first but, there were just to many variables for me. I couldn't quit get the right viscosity, temp, brand, type, etc. There is a lot of data out there and opinions and I just kept running around in circles. ( probably should have talked to you and got the low-down on oil, but I didn't know you back then, I was just a guy making knives in my shop, out behind my house.)

So, I turned to water. And it just worked for me. The quenching/cooling graphs in the Machinery's Handbook helped alot. I also have to give credit to Mr. Ochs, He gave me some simple advise that helped me get over a couple of problems.

How she cut ?, she cuts great !!!  I always put an edge on my knives that will shave your face. And I wanted a tough long lasting knife. So the edge is thick with a wedge shape, a very tough, durable knife, the kind of knife that will get me thru whatever comes my way.

I wish you the best Mr. Fowler.!


5  KNIFE GALLERY / Show & Tell / Re: The knife I use on: November 02, 2010, 11:26:09 AM
52100 steel, brass guard, Water Buffalo horn handle, aluminum thong hole.
OAL: 8 3/4", blade edge: 4", 1/4" thick, hand forged from 3/4 round bar, differentially hardened in H2O.

6  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Bob Loveless is greatly missed on: November 01, 2010, 09:43:16 AM
I never actually talked with Mr. Loveless. But I have read several articles about how he got started in knife making , one being "the gun digest book of knifemaking, by Jack Lewis and Roger Combs.

I enjoyed how he got started and it was an inspiration to me.

I hope he is in a better place.

7  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: fillet knife ? on: September 16, 2010, 05:12:21 AM
I think I will make one from D2, 52100, L6 and S30V and see how each come out. I'll get back with you on the results.

thanks for the input Ed.

8  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / fillet knife ? on: September 09, 2010, 08:36:25 PM
Has anyone ever tried making a fillet knife out of 52100 steel  ?

9  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Texaco Type equivalent available. on: August 04, 2010, 06:21:40 AM
Try using water, it's super cheap and the viscosity never changes...good luck...!
10  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Shop Tips on: February 28, 2010, 07:34:54 AM
if you suffer from a skin burn, put egg white on it....the egg white is mostly protein, protein is what burn centers use to heal their patients....I have tried this it works great....repeat applying, you get instint pain relief and the scarring will almost be none existant....

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