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Started by Scott Hamilton. Last reply by Mr.J Nov 13, 2012.
I finally tried my Swiss army knife, locking blade model, on my firesteel and it threw good sparks. I have tried other stainless knives on the firesteel and hardly any sparks. So I carry a Frost Mora…Continue
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The reason why I didn't anneal it again when I found out, was because I thought that if I could get it shaped, sharpened and holes drilled, then it wouldn't need to be soft, because I'll harden it, then temper it, ending up with the same results. Is this reasonable?
Unfortunately, I didn't anneal it properly, and it's still quite hard in the middle, so the files simply slide over it. That's why I switched to the grinder.
On the subject of knifesmithing, I'm having trouble getting the bevel at the tip even. I'm doing it on a bench grinder, which is working, but the tip is hard to get right. any advice?
pictures please guys
I have a Gerber folding knife, half saw edge. It's a nice knife, though completely unsuitable for what I need it for, and cuts well.
Excaliber thumb lock knife, only good one I own at this stage
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