Drilling 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”
The knife is custom even if it is made with the CNC or only if it is made with the sander?
Now it’s clearly a pun to quote Shakespeare’s Hamlet but this question is part of one of the many controversies/debates/other kind of mental saws that are made on the net on social media between makers.
Apart from the aesthetic filework with geometric patterns more or less complex performed with limes that embellish and embellish the blade there is a type of file work that is done mainly for the thumb to increase the grip.
This type of processing increases the grip when you use your thumb in the thrust position and that makes this type of processing functional to the use of the knife as well as giving a technical aesthetic reason to the blade. Continue reading “Filework on the back for the chicken”
Tapering or tapered tang is a very elegant way to balance the knife and to give it a leaner and more well-groomed aesthetic while maintaining the robustness of the knife given the scalability of its section.
Compared to knife lightening/balancing holes, it’s a more professional way used by more experienced knifemakers.
Tracing the knife you want to build for a knife maker is a key task.
The tracing of the knife in its various stages and construction operations makes the work simpler, repeatable and precise.
Whether it’s the resetting, the centeror or the handle fastening holes, tracing is useful.
Tracciare il coltello
When you have to make a knife you have to have clear ideas about the shape to be executed, on the bisellation, how to fix the guard, how to fix the handle, whether in a hidden cod, or a tapered cod, etc.
I remember the first few times I made a knife that I made very improvised silhouettes and all in all they were fine, but having a detailed knife design already is crucial, in fact, I’ll tell you more, the more detailed it is,excuse the pun (this is a suggestion of a CIC master). Continue reading “Draw the fixed-blade knife”
One of the first things to do when you decide to build a knife you have designed is to prepare the bar to start the discounting of the knife.
It is important to remove all the excess metal to the figure of the knife that you want to make and thus get a “clean bar” and work with the tape or the file (if you do not have a sander) to reach the desired contour.