I use cubic boron nitride and silicon carbide. Diamond is also supposed to be nice and toothy, but I don't have any yet. I also like stuff in the 1-2 micron range. Everything sub 1 micron is too refined for my taste.
"God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney
Johnny. Thanks for the info. This place is awesome!!! Im learning so much.
Looking great Randy!!! As far as 1095 goes, it is pretty similar to White #1, obviously there are some small differences, but not too dissimilar. Plus with Randy's intimacy with the steel, i am sure it will rock!
Thanks for sayin so Mike! I have been working all week on this one and finally have it done!
Here are some finished photos!
The Dragon is a fierce beast. 14 7/8 inches of cutting fury!
HHH Damascus Explosion pattern Forged by Randy Jr.
Blade measures 247.6mm tip to heel. Thickness at the spine above heel is 2.6mm tapering to about 1.30mm a inch behind the tip.
Heel height is 51mm The grind is a flat with blended convex. from the edge to the spine. I measured above the cutting edge and this one is a average of .048 above the bevels.
Handle is 5 1/4 from front of bolster to butt. and is made up of explosion damascus bolsters with mammoth tooth and stabilized birch burl.
With Mosaic pins full 360* filework and a amazing custom leather sheath.. This baby is one amazing cutter!
Thanks to my new friend Victor. This was a really fun knife to make, from designing it with you, to making and finishing. I enjoyed working with you on this project. I also wanted to say thanks for everyone's input and encouragement. This place ROCKS!
Enough Talk, Here are the pics.
Holy crap, that is one cool-looking knife!
Do you work with malicite at all for handle accents? (I think there is a reconstituted powder form that some makers have used).
oooo nice! I'm exhausted just looking at it.
Hello, Yes I have used it. Its a reconstituted material and is pretty soft.. I have used it as scales on a folder without any problem. and also as spacers on a hunter and it looked pretty cool! I do have a couple of pieces of natural malicite I have been meaning to use on a project.
Thanks for the complement on the knife. I appreciate it!
Sounds good, I look forward to hearing from you.
Let the games begin!