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02-16-2012, 22:14
When asked wether or not it was a good idea, Mr. Harsey encouraged me to post these knives, which I've been working on lately. For the record, I'm still pretty green at knifemaking.

The steel is made by the company, Bohler-Uddeholm, and is called ELMAX. It's a 3rd generation powder-metallurgy stainless steel with a chemical composition somewhat similar to Crucible's CPM S30V. I shaped the blades via the stock removal process. These are the first knives I've made from ELMAX.

The smaller knife has a 4.5 inch blade made from 5/32" stock, and is roughly 0.025" at the back of the secondary bevel. The larger knife has a 6 inch blade made from 3/8" stock, and is about 0.030 at the rear of the secondary bevel. The cartridge pictured for reference is a .45acp.

The handles of both are made from 3/8" green canvas micarta and 304 stainless steel tubes/pins. The sheathes are made of kydex.

I tried for an hour to get decent pictures and couldn't do it. 'Fraid I need lots of practice. I do apologize.

There's a lot of folks here who were kind enough to offer encouragement and advice since I've started making knives.

Mr. Harsey, The Reaper, DJ, Gary Melton, Dusty, Kit Carson, x sf med, and Swatsurgeon. Thank you, gentlemen.

Edited to add 3/3/15: Just to clarify, Bill did not suggest that I post these knives because he thought they were good. They're not. I apologize if it appeared otherwise. My communication skills are lacking. -Barbarian

Bill Harsey
02-17-2012, 04:15
Thanks for posting these.
What kind of heat treat did you get on that steel?

02-17-2012, 07:05
Oh, right. Thanks for the reminder. They were treated by Brad Stallsmith at Peter's Heat Treating, to a Rockwell hardness of c60.

Also forgot to mention that both blades are fully flat ground and the spines have been radiused to prevent the destruction of one's baton while cutting wood.

Thanks for posting these.

No thanks necessary. It's a privilege, Mr. Harsey.

02-17-2012, 09:35
I REALLY like that first one. Looks like a great design for someone with big mitts; (like me).:D

Well done and thank you for stepping up and sharing.

Opening yourself to constructive criticisms on something you are personally vested in, and quite proud of, is difficult to do. Props Buddy.:lifter

02-17-2012, 13:03
@ Eagle5US:

Thank you very much, Sir. I tried to plan for a variation of hand sizes. I'm still testing and tweaking the design. That's probably my favorite, so far, from a personal perspective. I'm always trying to improve and learn more, though, so I appreciate any criticism. Thanks again.

08-30-2012, 07:43
Some earlier pics of Dusty's porkchop maker. Just got the primary bevels ground in these photos.

Steel is 1095 carbon. The hardness is 58 RC and the blade is roughly 7 & 1/4 inches.

Heat treating done by Peters HT.

08-30-2012, 09:08
Nice work Barbarian!
Will you be selling any of your work?

08-30-2012, 09:40
Nice work Barbarian!
Will you be selling any of your work?

Thank you very much, Sir. I do take orders.

08-30-2012, 10:23
PM sent

11-18-2012, 17:21
WOW!! Man just great, all the way around! From design to finish... really nice!

11-21-2012, 09:03
WOW!! Man just great, all the way around! From design to finish... really nice!

Thank you very much, CS!!!