2013/06/24

Just some things sitting on my desk

2013-06-19 21.21.55

Not really a collection just a few knives I keep out to flip and flick when sitting in the office bored.

2013-06-20 23.37.12

A closer look at some of the knives I leave on my desk to play with when I’m bored. I really loving the action on the Ripple. I de-assisted my 0350s there a lot funner to flip without it. Having the pivots of my folders pre water jetted allows me to focus more on practicing my grind and shaping handles. Still not perfect though I need to learn to do some pattern also I need more hardware. Never knew knife hardware was so expensive.

2013/06/07

My Onion Tale

2013-06-02 14.48.50

Funny story I was at the work sharp both getting my 0350 sharpen and low and behold Ken Onion was sitting in the both. Really nice guy by the way he even recommended the proper angle for sharping the knife so it ended up getting reprofiled per suggestion of the designer. I even got to shake his hand, I’m a bit of a Onion fanboi. I have more Ken Onion designed knives then any other designer.

Also that new work sharp thing might give the wicked edge a run for its money they were putting on mirror edges in 5 mins flat. I takes about 30 mins with a wicked edge. The new work sharp has variable speeds so you can slow it down to a more comfortable level. It also has a wider belt then the previous model.

2013/06/06

Today's Work Log

2013-06-05 20.47.00

So I almost gave up on knife making but after selling all 5 of my friction folders at Blade Show in less then an hour and with my recent layoff  I said what the hell. Plus I got a package in Monday from NJ Water Jet. I decided to only get the pivot water jetted as that leaves me a lot of room to play around with blade shapes, but for the moment I'm sticking to my modified tanto/sheep's foot/warn cliff design. As suspected water jetting allowed me to shrink down the pivot area reducing the overall size but keeping the same blade/cutting edge length of [newer water jetted blade on the right]. The steel has been water jetted, flat ground, and heat treated so all I have to do is cut a piece off, profile, then grind.

Also I need some feedback I'm thinking of going to a less expensive blade steel I was thinking either AEB-L or 154-CM. I need more quantity, apparently there's a market for custom friction folder.