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1  KNIFE TALK / Ed's Thoughts / Re: Knives for Blade Show 2016 on: May 26, 2016, 01:12:55 AM
that's awesome - must feel good to have that many knives on the table.

One of these days i'll hope to at least be able to handle a "Fowler Blade" - have never even seen one in person yet !

good luck at Blade !
2  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: New Knife on: April 21, 2016, 02:06:58 PM
3  KNIFE TALK / High Endurance Knife Discussion / Re: some interesting information on: April 12, 2016, 09:01:07 AM
good report !

interesting - some years ago i bought a blade blank from an E-Bay supplier - he claimed the blank was made from a truck axle : a bit of research would leave me to believe the axle is 1045 or there abouts .

though i didn't do much testing with the blade and just finished it out - it turns out it does hold an edge pretty well. 

anyway -
4  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / New Metals on: April 07, 2016, 06:56:42 AM
5  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Blade Show 2016 on: April 07, 2016, 06:55:10 AM
Wishful thinking here.

have fun
6  KNIFE GALLERY / Show & Tell / Re: Walrus skinner......... on: April 01, 2016, 08:43:00 AM
that's a beaut !
7  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Calton-Rohde Collaboration Pictures! on: April 01, 2016, 08:37:20 AM
awesome !
8  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter on: March 28, 2016, 09:09:42 AM
Happy Easter ~
9  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Super Glue Finishing? on: March 15, 2016, 12:42:32 AM
i've heard of it -
i've also seen bamboo rod makers use it for coating the reel seats on their custom rods. However they chuck the wood reel seats up in a lathe and give the wood a final sanding with 1500 grit for example - then put a few drops of super glue on a rag on their finger tips and while spinning in the lathe rub the glue on and it sorta buffs itself up into a high gloss.

other than that , you're on your own.  i've done alot of finish work with variety of paints - such as cars - custom paint motorcycles etc etc - but putting superglue on the handle of knives might be tricky
10  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: google searching again on: March 15, 2016, 12:38:36 AM
thanks for the detailed answers.

sorry about the photos - it seems photo bucket pulled them off my photo bucket page - gone ! guess it's some violation - they were a couple photos off a Ed Fowler blades google search .

oh well
11  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: google searching again on: March 13, 2016, 08:53:48 PM
thinking again and - i'm not setup yet with a acetylene torch to just heat the edge of the blade for quenching - if i'm careful i use my forge burner to heat mostly just the edge to non mag and the spine doesn't reach non mag temps but surely the whole blade is coming up to some color - whereas - if i had an acetylene setup i have to wonder if the spine even turns red . Am suddenly wondering if in fact the spine doesn't even turn red with the acetylene setup then makes me think there's less chance of the blade cracking during quench - I'm often wrong but if i were to fully heat up the whole blade to non mag then edge quench - of course the edge hardens first and after a bit of time the spine will start to harden which puts that upward "CURVE" in a blade stressing the already hardened edge and "bingo" the TINK FAIRY pays a visit .

The short of it i'm just thinking only heating the edge more precisely would reduce the PING risk during quenching.

correct me if wrong

12  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / google searching again on: March 13, 2016, 07:37:30 PM
looking at Fowler knives again.

Ed - i know you have an explanation for why the ricasso is as long as it is and the edge starts about an inch away from the guard - mind explaining that one.

13  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: CHECK IT OUT !!! Ed Fowler on: March 05, 2016, 09:28:36 PM
Ok - should have done the google search first - seems this is a production knife from a Brazilian company. MATAO has been into steel work for a couple centuries-
14  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / CHECK IT OUT !!! Ed Fowler on: March 05, 2016, 05:25:39 PM
so i went to shoe a horse for a client this afternoon and he pulls out this blade asking if i'd make a new sheath for it. He said it was his father's father's knife. So i put that in the at least 100 year old range - my client is in his mid 70's . Bud Colby my client also bought the filet knife i made a couple months back from me ( as a side note )

anyway - my guess this knife isn't made from a file . It's a bit crudely ground ( hollow grind ) but the handle is sweet - mostly horn with a bit of dark wood at the back ( walnut maybe ).
it looks like there are some real thin spacers that got me thinking -

Anyway - the blade says MATAO on it - guessing it's a last name and wonder if Ed you have any knowledge of any makers with the name.

allright - i gota go

15  KNIFE TALK / General Discussion / Re: Forge Build WIP FINALLY!!(VERY picture heavy) on: March 05, 2016, 05:16:02 PM
Love it !

white handled knives always look so classy to me - good work
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