Dustin Stephens

Was just wondering the process of making a stock removal type knife.  I dont need the explanation of each step, I can research that before each step, just a general jist of the process.  Like 1. cut blank 2. anneal ect ect.  James, maybe you can line me out so I have a check list so I dont forget to do something like put an edge on it or something[crazy]

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jmccustomknives
This will depend on what steel you use and design.  If you buy steel from New Jersey Steel Baron it's gonna come annealed.  If you are using saw plate and plan on doing a full tang then at some point you'll need to anneal it.  I always anneal before starting anyway if it needs to be drilled.

1.  draw out your design and cut it out.
2.  rough grind down to 85%
3.  Heat treat
4.  Finish

Here's a video I did on making a stock removal knife from a file.  The advantage of doing it this way is it takes the heat treat out of the equation, that's already been done for you.  The disadvantage, it's already hard so this technique is best suited for the narrow tang style.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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jmccustomknives
I forgot about this one, http://www.theironforgefire.com/post/wip-making-a-narrow-tang-hunter-by-stock-removal-7315819?pid=1286372690

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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