PDA

View Full Version : Forgecraft Thinning



Dave Martell
05-07-2013, 05:42 PM
My customer asked that his Forgecraft be thinned because he was tired of the wedge effect he was experiencing. He OK'd me to do what I needed even if it meant removing the cool factory look and logo.

What I found was that this knife was VERY thick along the middle (tip to ass) so I removed material from this section and then blended it all together. I was able to keep some of the logo and factory stamping, I then etched and buffed so that it still retains some of it's history and looks it had.

Can you see the difference in the grind? I hope the owner can feel it at least. :)


BEFORE
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010011-20_zpsebc1a21d.jpg

AFTER
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010006-29_zpse6d4d08b.jpg



BEFORE
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010015-15_zps1d4a36bb.jpg

AFTER
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010004-29_zps37d424ca.jpg



BEFORE
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010013-12_zpsfbcfbc04.jpg

AFTER
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/dmart/P1010001-24_zps9236c097.jpg

sachem allison
05-07-2013, 05:51 PM
very nice

stereo.pete
05-07-2013, 05:59 PM
That Forgecraft needs new shoes Dave, sell him some!

Von blewitt
05-07-2013, 06:14 PM
Cool!

stopbarking
05-07-2013, 06:25 PM
New shoes will happen eventually. Didn't know the knife would come out so sweet!

Debating a wa conversion but for now I kind of grew accustomed to the handle. With all the fancy shoes I've got it feels good to have one knife with some work boots.

Miley
02-21-2017, 11:57 PM
How did you thin the knife Dave?

Dave Martell
02-22-2017, 12:24 AM
How did you thin the knife Dave?


I can't remember but it was likely by belt grinder although maybe some stone work was done too.


I do them better these days....

https://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/forgie2-jpg.11249/

https://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/forgecraft_8_37-jpg.8826/

https://www.kitchenknifefora.com/attachments/forgecraft-hc3-jpg.6156/

foody518
02-22-2017, 12:54 AM
Etching brings back that trademark pattern?

Dave Martell
02-22-2017, 01:25 AM
Etching brings back that trademark pattern?


Bluing works the best.

cheflarge
02-22-2017, 10:25 AM
SEXY!