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Old 12-22-2010, 03:15 PM
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Default Oh.....Emmm....Geeee....!!!

Let me tell you, I have a newfound respect for blade makers and machinists.

I started this Day Wear Scottish Dirk project some time ago but I didn't like the "end result" so I decided to "make it right"......

I started out with a 2" x 24" hunk of 1/4" bar stock and shaped it down but didn't like the point. I even handled it with wood but again...I don't like the handle.

So I decided to change it. I put a longer edge on the blade [old edge was too "short"], made a "false edge" that didn't previously exist but could still use some work and now have a large enough piece of antler for the handle.

...and by the way, all this was done with a common FILE :shock: .....






1/4" thickness, false edge at the furthest end from you:



Full edge. It looks dark, almost like a "false edge' but trust me...she's sharp:



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The antler I got for the handle:






Can I tell you how stiff and sore my right arm is??? However, I'm much happier with how this is turning out than what it looked like before.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Oh.....Emmm....Geeee....!!!

That was done with a file?!?!?!? What is wrong with you? haha, It looks rough but effective enough. You going to do serrations on the other side?
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Oh.....Emmm....Geeee....!!!

Yep...a freaking file -.-

This is going to be a Day wear Scottish Dirk. There are no 'serrations' as is commonly known.

If you are thinking of "Jimping" then no. That's the design you see on the spine of a Sgian Dubh [black knife] in the sock.

This blade is 13" long from tip to hilt....and heavy. MORE than able to take on........uh.........."utilitarian" needs..........
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:05 PM
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Dude, a belt sander would be so much better & easier. I know this after forging a knife out of a railroad spike.




Ninja edit: Oh ya, it looks good & cant wait to see a finished picture.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:06 PM
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Thanks. Now...tell me how to "home temper" it..or at least...the edge of it.
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From what I remember, heat it up & drop it off in oil or water.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:16 PM
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Also, try google
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:00 PM
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bleh. Google is overrated.
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thats impressive that you used a file. it looks good too
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:31 AM
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Yahoo search?
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