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This is my second attempt in knife making, using the other half of the scissors.
In the last picture you can see another scissors blade equal to that from which i obtained the two knives.
The wood is the same olive as the firts knife but with the grain in the other direction.
The pins and the hole are made of brass.
Finishing is tung oil.
The sheat is nice to see but it's not very effective and also weak in the thinnest part.
Thank you.
Riccardo

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I seem to have seen some knives made similarly using a pair of scissors before. I am curious, how do you grind the taper for the blade. I would think that this process would be pretty tricky by hand. Do you use some sort of a jig to guide the blade. Also, is the brass finger guard something you made by hand or did you get it from somewhere.

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Doc
 

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Hi,
Really nice knife, I like your design a lot.
Do you keep it a onesided sharpening? Like Japanese.
Best thoughts,
MaFe
 

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to Doc:
I used a power angle grinder to roughly shape the blade, then bench grinder and then hands, files, sharpening stones and sand paper.
I would have apprecciated a belt sander because you can easier obtain a flat surface but i don't have it.
The brass finger guard is also made by hand, obtained from a brass door lock.
to MaFe:
It has a double side sharpening.
The blade it's just a bit thicker then it should be so the angle is quite wide, but it works as a working knife.
Thinner blades are more useful for kitchen work.
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Neat! I like it!
Great job on them both.
Thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice work. Did you anneal and reharden?
 

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I hardened using a fireproof brick with a hole in it.
One side of the hole i put the blade, the other side a gas torch.
When the blade was red i quenched it in oil, without reheating.
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very nice knife, i also really like the sheathe in the first picture
 
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