Making my first knife

Discussion in 'Blades' started by NirvanaFan, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Robin

    Robin .338 Win Mag

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    Yes MS, but did it end up with the characteristics needed for a good blade?
    Robin
     
  2. NirvanaFan

    NirvanaFan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I have no way to tell exactly how hard it is. It was plenty hard before tempering, and I did a pretty standard temper for the steel. I'm guessing it is somewhere around 60-62 RC, but that's just a guess. I messed around and cut some cardboard even though it wasn't totally sharp yet. It easily cut it and I didn't notice any dulling of the blade. I'll try to put it through some testing once I'm done with it.
     
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  3. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer .308 Win

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    Maybe I'm reading more into this than I should?
     
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  4. ArmedCorgi

    ArmedCorgi .308 Win

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  5. Podmonkey

    Podmonkey .338 Win Mag U.S. Military

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    Well the Scandi grind is good for all that and bushcraft usage in general but @NirvanaFan says he don't like that grind.
     
  6. minderasr

    minderasr .44 mag

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    Time for a log chop to test strength, followed by a fish slice to test edge retention/sharpness.

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