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Knifemaking #1: Small knife from file

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Blog entry by Thefarmer posted 10-28-2021 08:42 AM 1270 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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(Will this count as a post in LumberJocks? If not, tell me, and I will not post projects like these in the future).

I have recently made this small knife from an old discarded metal knife.
The point of showing it here in this forum is the oak handle. (I will not talk about the leatherwork involved. Anyone interested can look at my website).

Yes, the knife would perhaps look a bit more interesting if it had pins in the handle, but I decided not to drill holes through this hardened steel.
I just glued the scales directly onto the metal using two-component epoxy.

-- The Farmer, Sweden



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#1 posted 10-28-2021 12:49 PM

Beautiful work :-) We have several folks around here that dabble in knifemaking so your posts about it are welcome! That leatherwork is fantastic too!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 10-28-2021 12:50 PM

You said we could “look at your website” for more details. Can you give a link to your site?

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Thefarmer

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#3 posted 10-28-2021 01:18 PM

Hi and thanks, Kenny. I was referring to the info in my profile description.
But here it is in any case: craft.janmalmstrom.com

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 03:35 PM

That’s a fine project, Jan. And a good looking knife!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 10-28-2021 03:53 PM

Thanks, Dave!

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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#6 posted 10-29-2021 02:16 AM

Very interesting looking, did you flat grind it or hollow grind it?

Jim55 Jr.

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#7 posted 10-29-2021 02:25 AM

Also I just checked out your website, love the Hand plane, Beauty in simplicity.

Jim55 Jr.

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Thefarmer

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#8 posted 10-29-2021 05:13 AM

Hi, Jim and thank you for your nice comments on my hand plane.

In this case, I hollow grinded (ground?) from scratch using my Tormek. It was a heck of work since the steel (in the old file) was made from the best possible material at the time. And it is 4.5 mm thick! So that took me a few days.
After the main bevels were done, I honed and polished.

Here is some more info if you have time and interest to read:

I choose an old E.A. Berg – from Eskilstuna, Sweden – metal file. A bit of history: When 11 years old, Erik Anton Berg became an apprentice with Carl Viktor Heljestrand, and already in 1880, Erik started his blacksmith for knifemaking. As a perfectionist, Erik was constantly trying to experiment with better steel and manufacturing processes. He died in 1903, only 47 years old. At the time of his death, the company employed over 90 workers.
The story above is essential, as it tells you that his ambition to constantly look for ways to improve shows in the tools he manufactured.

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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#9 posted 10-29-2021 06:33 AM

Bloggar som inte är rent träfixeri går utmärkt. Men det gnälls om man postar rent stål som ett projekt. De skiljer på blogg o projekt mao. Man brukar komma undan när något är trä i projektet..
Snygg kniv!

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Thefarmer

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#10 posted 10-29-2021 07:15 AM

OK. Tack för tipset.

-- The Farmer, Sweden

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