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    these are ready for heattreating



    from L to R
    mosaic damascus one piece gonna be really nice
    ss damasteel folder blade
    440c all rounder
    oddity knife N690 4mm
    similar in 7mm 440c
    custom order N690 4mm
    bottom corner oddity N690 4mm
    up to damascus recurve oddball
    finally 440c small folder blade

    been busy
    gonna be more busy when these get back









    thanks for looking
    please feel free to comment
    I don't get much traffic here on cpf compared to knife forums
    but I know there are always some flashaholics (like me )
    who appreciate some real hand made knives
    cheers Jason

    Actually it would be nice if everyone would leave a comment
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    damascus is so nice as material. i just cant stop lookin at it. (wouldnt dare to use one i think.. but i think i soo will need to have one to admire.)

    so i definatly like that switch blade.. the bottom curve of the blade tip looks good to me.

    the all rounder blade looks very useful too.. for me maybe a bit too wide blade? but its full flat grind that is a nice feeature on "slicer" blade.. it can make it truly an allrounder that can actually double as kitchen knife.

    the oddity blade.. with those "holes" i like that hole idea.. the handle looks un-usable but i think its really not meant to be a a use knife, more like a showpiece.. and the holes demand to look at it. spacing of them is nice and i like them. just dont like the rest of the knife that much.

    Edits: oh i thought that those holes were not thru .. only detents, as those would be cooler in my mind. (saw picture of the same knife in your other thread..)

    i think that "hole" look on hilt and tail part of a handle might look interesting..

    or make a another knife with scales that have that kind of "grip" area.. knurlings and grippyness via different sized holes like that.. i think i would like that. i just can feel it in my hand digging in. yeah.. smaller holes and bigger holes side by side.. big ones for palm and smaller aimed for finger area.. if i make any sense.

    all in all.. they look great.
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    Default Re: been busy (Knife pics)

    Amazing! Might need to think about a nice small pocket folder from you next month. Non- locker (UK laws). Just picked up a Wee Da to go with the skull you sent. Love your work

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    NonSenCe... thanks for your feedback
    I value peoples opinion very much

    on damascus and usage ... nothing is more rewarding than using a good knife properly for its intended use
    I would recommend a good stainless damascus knife for just about any application apart from heavy chopping (or batoning/chopping up tinder)

    they make great kitchen knives and edc pocket knives

    the allrounder is a little fat but I wanted something fairly compact, it will be on a nice slim small handle like stag or giraffe bone

    the oddity knife is pretty and quite different,so not for everyone
    that is why I made it, but it is totally useable and actually very easy to hold in many different ways
    I did spend quite a bit of time making it as friendly as I could for fingers by rounding everything out up to 1500 grit.


    Paa100

    cheers
    about knife laws etc ...
    I can make nice fixed blade pocket carry knives for reasonable prices if you are allowed them (up to 3" I think?)
    folders I make are liner lock style or friction folders
    I do not make slip joint folders though
    let me know what you have in mind

    cheers Jason

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    Default Re: been busy (Knife pics)

    nearly finished the folder blade and some others
    I will post pics soon
    cheers Jason

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    Wow this is just amazing! It looks like a snake that is in mid strike! I love this knife. Let me know if it's for sale.......


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    Hello LifterCatcher
    thanks for the comment on this knife
    I thought I showed it in my other thread but theres a similar one

    Im sure I had a recent pic...I spent a lot more time on it
    but I got distracted and it it sitting,waiting for a trip to the heat treatment company...they do sub-zero nitrigen quench for the best results


    here it is now









    as I said I spent a lot of time working it and it will need to be fully re-done after the heat treat and then polished
    and a sheath is needed
    not sure on price just yet
    cheers Jason

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    Default Re: been busy (Knife pics)

    Jason, I love the simplicity of the Damascus one piece knife (left in first pic). What are the blade and overall dimensions? Hardness?

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    Hi Rudi,thanks mate,this knife is quite special
    it is mosaic damascus and the pattern is very tight,I actually
    made a mistake when I was folding the billet and it got an extra
    set of folds and turns
    this resulted in a pattern I called optical illusion
    its so fine the layers make your eyes go blurry (in a good way)
    I've spent a bit of time looking at it under a magnifying glass

    so anyway after much deliberation I decided to make this knife
    a simple design as its all about the steel and its amazing pattern
    I recently heat treated it ( I guess its at 58 rockwell) now its up for some careful hand sanding to get the best out of the pattern
    pics will not show the real beauty of this but I would like to submit it in a knife show if possible
    I reckon it would win best damascus

    its 6 1/2" overall
    3" blade and 3 1/2"handle
    the lanyard hole is a star shape aswell
    I will post pics of it finished in the next month or so
    I have quite a few orders to complete first

    anyway thanks for the enquiry
    also your custom order is nearly finished
    I expect to post to you this week
    cheers Jason

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    Looking good.
    I need to do a bit more "looking" before I order one.
    I have already bought from Jason and it was a very smooth transactionand I am Very impressed with his workmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifterCatcher View Post
    Wow this is just amazing! It looks like a snake that is in mid strike! I love this knife. Let me know if it's for sale.......

    +1 on this one! Wonderful, original design!

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    cheers Launch Mini


    I am making ready with a few more blades for a trip to the heat treat company
    they do cryo sub-zero quench for outstanding results
    it costs a fair bit extra to send them 2000 miles in the mail but its definately worth it

    thanks derangboy

    keep an eye out in the next month or so
    I will post everything for sale here when finished

    there will be lots of sheaths and polishing to do after heat treatment


    anyone who wants to secure a blade for sale can do here and I have a for sale thread in custom knives at the marketplace

    cheers Jason

    .

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    WOW! Beautiful bladework Gollum! I'm still looking and trying to balance funds to get my first damascus blade... I think it'll be a while before I can afford one of these beauties! I particularly love the one piece, and the recurve. Absolutely beautiful

    Just out of interest, where do you send them to be heat treated? I've been thinking of making my own blade for a while now, and I'm still searching for a good heat treater that doesn't cost an absolute arm and a leg (for a beginner).

    Cheers,
    Alex

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    Hi Alex

    Hills Heat Treatment Pty Ltd Australia

    is the best place in Oz
    they take care not to allow warping during the heating process and they offer sub zero nitrogen quenching

    if cost is your main concern...
    the best result can be had by simply taking your steel to its critical temp and quenching in peanut oil

    it is the best medium for many reasons

    first it is the correct viscosity,(pre-heat the oil to 45c
    you can do this by plunging in some hot steel a few times)
    second is it is enviromentally friendly
    third it is just oil,no other unknowns from engine oil or diesel that have detergents and additives
    peanut oil also has the highest flash point
    its about $5 for 500ml

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    Large quote removed.
    Please refer to post #24.
    Norm


    I don't know anything about knives and mine is only a multi tool Swiss knife but this 1 looks like a star Trek Klingon war forged blade hehe! Beautiful in a fearsome way.
    Last edited by Norm; 04-19-2011 at 07:59 PM.

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    Default Re: been busy (Knife pics)

    thanks crossliner67

    this one is off to the heat treaters very soon

    I will post it for sale here after full polish etc...


    BTW:

    it seems my sales thread in the marketplace,custom knives section has gone disappeared altogether

    anyways anyone can enquire here or send a p/m

    thanks for looking everyone

    cheers Jason

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    Please refer to post #24.
    Norm


    Absolutely beautiful. It's nice to see craftsmanship still exists.
    Last edited by Norm; 04-19-2011 at 08:00 PM.

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    Very nice work!

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    very nice work what type of grinder do you use

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    How have these been coming along? You have found an interesting niche in the hand made knife market.

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    thanks for the kind words guys.


    Quote Originally Posted by themayor View Post
    very nice work what type of grinder do you use
    I use a 3 wheel grinder with pulley drive 1hp motor, 72" X 2" belts.
    A retired engineer made it.

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    Very nice work.

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    thanks absolutely

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    New to CPF and very interested in this piece. How would I contact you for arrangements for purchase should you wish to do so?
    Sincerely, David

    Large quote delete.

    David it is not necessary to quote the original post in your post as other posters seem to have done in this thread.
    You only need to quote as much of the original as is necessary to understand the your reply.
    Your post is quite clear without the quote. Other members please take note this isn't directed specifically at David.
    Norm
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    Default Re: been busy (Knife pics)

    Gollum,
    Do you use a temp stick for home hardening or a IR thermometer? What temp for damascus would you say?
    GL

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    Wow. That is all.

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    Default Re: been busy (Knife pics)

    hello everyone

    seems that some of my pics have gone astray and my subscription to this thread came undone,sorry for not checking back sooner

    Bloodfeather... my email is burginjason(at)hotmail.com if you want to contact me or send me a p/m

    Got lumens... I use a pyrometer for exact temp readings
    the best method is to heat the forge to above critical temp
    then soak the blade in the forge until the pyrometer comes down to the exact temp
    (which varies for each type of steel combo)but its around 885celcius for some of my billets with 15n20 and 1085
    the blade will be fully soaked and evenly heated
    at this point it is quenched in veg oil
    then edge tested and repeated up to 3 times total (triple quench)

    this is no big secret, but it is the best way to get optimum performance from your steel
    theres so much tech involved in proper treatment such as grain size and carbon migration,carbide structure
    best look it up,start with metallurgy,heat treatment


    Rando ...thanks

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    If you order from Jason, make sure he insures the package. I never got my 250$ Mokume/mini damascus knife.

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    thought I would add that I will make another one for Ferrite
    despite being out of my hands once a package is sent
    but I will not post to AFPO again unless insured
    this has been the first time I've ever seen a posted item not arrive
    and I hope it may still show up

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    It's not going to show. It has been over six months.

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