Wheels for abrasive pasta

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Wheels for abrasive pastaThe abrasive dough wheels are cotton wheels on which the abrasive pastes are applied to perform on the knife and handle an abrasion until you reach a polish.

This is the operation that usually final when the knife is now finished or on the guard before mounting, etc. depends on what you are doing.

Wheels, cotton discs, sisal and felt are together with solid abrasive pastes for polishing metals but also handles. Continue reading “Wheels for abrasive pasta”

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Drilling the already hardened steel

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Drilling the already hardened steelDrilling the already hardened steel you should not do but it can happen!

It can happen and it should not happen but if you notice that the knife that you have hardened or has returned from the temper lacks a hole, or you have to move it, or you want to add the pierced pin for paracord, widen a hole to insert mosaic pins, etc. what should you do? Continue reading “Drilling the already hardened steel”

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Steel N690 Co

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N690

N690CO stainless steel, is a steel used a lot in the knives both industrial and by many makers for the high hardness and resistance to wear, good resistance to corrosion.

This is not the first steel to use to make knives but over time it is definitely a steel that you have to put in your set of materials.

N690 is a steel produced by Bohler-Uddeholm and is a chromium and cobalt martensitic steel, molybdeno and vanadium. Continue reading “Steel N690 Co”

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The Knife Collector

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The collector of knives, to hear it so this title seems a title of a book but it is in fact a similar passion although less widespread to the collection of paintings, works of art, typewriters, pens, etc.

Knife collecting is a form of collecting aimed at the world of knives.

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JP bolt or connector

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JP bolt or connector knife makerThe handle fastening system with JP bolts or screw connectors is a very interesting system in the world of knife makers but not only.

It is a threaded pin that is used to screw two screws often technical or aesthetic that allow the mechanical fastening of the cheeks that should not be glued to allow the dismantling of the handle.

The screws can be brugola or to Torx or with a flat cut that can easily be unscrewed with simple tools or makeshift tools.

Often the screws are lowered or aesthetic screws, so with specific figures that are “drowned” in a cylindrical or flared bottom (depends on the screw) created on the handle or leaning on the handle plate in the simplest case.

If you go on the internet you find many aesthetic figures but that also require specific inserts to screw them and tighten the screw. Continue reading “JP bolt or connector”

DIY for hot burnishing of metals

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DIY for hot burnishing of metals

The black or opaque effect on the metal in addition to the increase in surface resistance to corrosion is also an aesthetic value that is often used on knife blades.

It is a personal taste but in recent years many makers have tried to darken their blades both at the artisanal and industrial level. Continue reading “DIY for hot burnishing of metals”

Ms-TT Tempering Oven by Prederi

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Ms-TT Tempering Oven by Prederi Ms-TT tempering oven from Prederi for knives.

Today the post is about this additional possibility for those who decide to do the thermal treatments of their own home made blades.

Prederi Vittorio & Sons is a company that was founded in Milan in 1960.

Prederi Vittorio & Sons is a leading international company for the design and production of electrical and industrial furnaces, applied to the thermal treatment sectors, scientific laboratories and research, goldsmith sector. Continue reading “Ms-TT Tempering Oven by Prederi”

5 Things You Don’t Have to Do While You Want to Sharpen Your Knife

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5 Things You Don't Have to Do While You Want to Sharpen Your Knife5 things you don’t have to do while you want to sharpen your knife and the ancient art of roasting.

Once upon a time it was easy to find itinerant characters or along the markets that sharpened the knives, the famous roast.

Today, often when knives do not cut they are abandoned in the drawer and only the most experienced or those who have valuable knives leads them to re-sharpen giving life to the blade.

Actually in your city many knife-wielding people have a sharpening service and not just knives at prices ranging from knife to knife. Continue reading “5 Things You Don’t Have to Do While You Want to Sharpen Your Knife”

Paracord Knife Handle Wraps

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Paracord Knife Handle Wraps

Paracord Knife Handle Wraps: The Complete Guide from Tactical to Asian Styles (solo in lingua Inglese)

Knife handles coated with Paracord handles are very popular on some types of knife, particularly with regard to survival knives and tactical knives.

They are comfortable grips in the hand, they are non-slip, they are impervious to humidity and temperature changes. Continue reading “Paracord Knife Handle Wraps”