Forgecraft chef's to bunka

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 #1

    Phip

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    So my quest for a rustic laser ended up in my shop. I took a 10" Forgecraft that I'd already thinned to be laserish but just didn't use. It had a hint of a bird's beak on the tip from my inexperience at deep thinning. I've been intrigued by bunkas lately, and my kid wanted an 8" knife, preferably light and rustic, to use in her new apartment. Three hours later, and one trashed hack saw blade, here's where I landed. Selected about 40 degrees for the angle on the tip. Filed and sanded the wood-to-metal on the handle. Scorched the oak, and then while the handle was still warm smothered it in board wax. Sharpened to JNS synthetic 6000 grit. It drops thru tomatoes of it's own weight and passes the three finger test every mm of the edge. Fun project.
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    Actually pretty cool, man.
    Good work!
     
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    Nicely done!
     
  4. Aug 16, 2019 #4

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    Agreed - very nice. But with a hacksaw???? good grief.
    I have a bunch of Forgecraft projects sitting in the dust. I hope I can find some time to work on them before the end of the year.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2019 #5

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    All I have are basic hand tools. My options were sand, grind, or saw.
     
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    Looks great!
    Here's a little one I did a while back (with an Atoma 140.)
    I couldn't stand the fake hamon, so...

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    That’s probably the best Forge craft knife I’ve ever seen. Good work
     
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    I’m surprised at these others also, these are great looking knives. Who knew?
     
  9. Aug 17, 2019 #9

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    Here's one I did recently. They are fun to play with, for sure!
     

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    I meant that as a compliment! Very impressive.
     
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    That’s a pretty great looking project.
     
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    I can’t really tell from the picture what the diagonal pattern on the blade face is. Is it a forced patina, a more aggressive etch, or something else?
     
  13. Aug 18, 2019 #13

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    It is a light etch. I use silicone lube and diluted ferric. It follows the pattern of the wood grain.
     
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    Very well done etch!
     

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