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Gus Mundt
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« on: April 14, 2011, 03:11:43 AM »

  Well i hammered this blade out of 5160, annealed the blade 3 times, hardened the blade 3 times, and tempered the blade 3 times, I made this while i am waiting on some more 52100 that i ordered, i was running low on sheep horn so i had to try somthing else so i have a bunch of mule deer horns laying around so i figured i would use some, the handle feels good in the hand but if you where to flip the blade around in your had like you where going to rip up threw a rib cage then the handle is not the best, mostly just made this knife fore fun, i like to try to improve on every blade i make so i have to keep making blades even if they have no where to go, but in my room, i am trying to improve on my grind lines trying to get a nice even line, i have been messing around with the tension on my belt grinder trying to improve so i will keep posting pics to see if i am progressing.  Other then that the blade seams to take and hold a great edge, I have been taking it out with me every day to feed the cows and i cut strings from big round bails every day with it and shows no sign of needing a sharpening yet, i will try to do some testing with her when i get a chance other then round bails.    



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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 05:35:27 PM »

Wow Gus that looks great, nice work! Antlers are fun another type of challenge to get them to work and fit the way you want, well done.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 07:19:07 AM »

Looking good!!  Be sure to let us know how the testing goes.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 04:45:17 PM »

I like your honest temper line and transition zones, you are doing very well, stick with it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 05:10:36 PM »

That blade looks like it could be a picture from your first book Ed!
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 06:27:03 PM »

Thanks guys I sure like to hear encouragement coming from such great knife makers, It is somthing i love to do i make allot of knives fore my self but a person can never have enough knives to look back on and study and see what you have changed in your blades, I have seen a huge increase in performance when i went to forging my blades out, before i was just doing stock removal and i can honestly say i am hooked on forging all my blades from now on.  I have another knife going right now from some 52100 fore my self, and a few other blades from 5160 i will try to post some more pics.
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