Hi Guys. Here are some examples of my work going from when I first started out to the most recent examples. They are made of D2 steel. I am a low tech maker. I have a hard wheel bench grinder and drill press and have only recently added a belt and disk sander. All the rest is done by hand with hacksaw, coping saw and files and sand paper.
These first 3 are made from 4.5 mm thick steel. The Bottom one has a mortise tang. The blades on these ones are 120 mm long or there abouts. The handle material on the top and bottom ones is Green Canvas Micarta.
The top 2 of these 3 are 4.5mm thick the bottom one is 4 mm. Both brown handled ones are mortice tangs. The top one is my attempt at a Fallkniven S1. The bottom 2 have blades about 4.5 in long. The handle material on the top and bottom ones is Brown Canvas Micarta. The middle one has Green, black and pistachio G10 with flared tube rivets.
Of these last 3 the top 2 are 4 mm thick, the bottom one is 4.5mm thick and has a mortise tang. The top knife you may have already seen in my first post. The Middle knife has a 4.25 in blade and has black and red Linen Micarta handle the bottom knife is Black Canvas Micarta.
I'd eventually like to get my designs and finishing good enough to sell to cover my costs.
I'd appreciate any feedback that you all may have on them and I am more than happy to answer any questions that you may have too.
So these are just ground and cut into shape, then drilled and then have a handle added? No heat treatment?How do you make the crossguard on some of them?