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Joe Calton
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« on: July 11, 2012, 01:11:25 AM »



We were on the chat tonight, and I got a nudge to learn how!

These were 2 orders from last month. Both out of 52100 from 1 x 1/4" barstock. with the 3 anneals, 3 quenches, and 3 draws over 9 days.

the top one has a stained tiger maple handle with a stainless guard

the bottom one has some "bog Oak" that was supplied by the customer and he said it was carbon dated at 2480 years old, with a copper guard.

both were left with a dark etch, that is kind of a matte finish.    

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 06:28:43 PM »

Very nice looking knives, Joe!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 07:29:11 PM »

Very nice Joe.

I just can't figure out which one I like best!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 04:58:01 AM »

Joe,

Very beautiful knives, BD -  I like them both best.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 05:30:36 PM »



is this how to do it phill?
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 05:34:28 PM »

yep, that it, thanks Phill!

Thanks guys for the compliments!

That last one was in desert ironwood. as I was giving it a last inspection before I shipped it, I almost didnt want to let it go, was almost perfect overall, and it just cool how perfect the handle felt. And of course since I had tested her before I put the finish and the guard and handle on, I knew she was a good blade!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 04:19:53 AM »

Joe,

Very beautiful knives. They look like hidden tang handles, I see they are pinned. Could you give us pics of the pommel and all sides. And a quick description of how you attach the handles.

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 09:15:32 AM »

Harold,  all of thoses are gone already, so i dont have them available to takes pics of. I should be finishing another one today and i can take pics of it for you.

Almost all of my knives have hidden tangs and guards. I take a block of material and drill a couple holes in the end as long as the tang, open them into a slot, then using the tang as a pattern i drill the holes for the pins. Then do the glue up with 30 min epoxy.

After its all set, i grind the block into a comfortable shape and finish out the wood with a finishing oil.

The handles that ive destroyed to find weaknesses have shown to be pretty tough. About the only way to get them off is to grind them away or a 4 pound hammer works pretty good after awhile on the anvil. I suppose you could burn one off also.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 07:02:26 AM »

here you go Harold, this is a handle I finihsed up yesterday, with the same sttachment as the others





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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 03:37:49 PM »

Joe,

Thanks, for my hidden tangs from a solid wood handle I have been cutting them in half and using wood carving tools to get the tang hole set drill pin holes and epoxy the handles and pins together. Very, Very great job.

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 04:48:29 PM »

Harold,

I used to do that, only i used a router bit in a drill press to cut out the handle halves.

Still do when im using sheet micarta. But i never did like the seam. This way is nicer looking and much faster.

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 09:36:47 AM »

Hey Joe nice knives!!  I had a question how do you sell your knives by that I mean do you have online cite or word of mouth or what?
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 05:00:31 PM »

Looking good, I really like the bottom one with the bog oak and copper.
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