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Jimping

Discussion in 'Filework' started by parker, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. parker

    parker Active Member

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    ordered a great new file for jimping. It's a checkering file. Ebay.com was the best price and fastest shipping time i found for this particular brand. Grobet Swiss made files. Works great and reviews say this brand is the best for the job. Nice even jimping with a few strokes. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I have looked at these files before but never actually ordered one. It looks like it does a nice clean job though. Just as a side note I would be cautious about those two big holes between the ricasso and the first pin. There are two possible issues I see. Firstly when a knife is abused or flexed hard, there is a great deal of force concentrated on that area which could snap it due to the amount of material removed. The second possible issue I have seen myself, in fillet knife testing. When the knife is flexed hard, the flex wants to continue throughout that area back into the tang, and not just the blade. What this leads to is scale popping. Essentially without a very strong mechanical connection like a corby bolt, the epoxy can fail during the flex and the scale fronts will pop loose. Epoxy is strong stuff and a peened pin helps a lot, but the leverage created by the flex is also very high. Not saying anything bad WILL happen, but just something to watch for in the future.
     
  3. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Ya I got a. It carried away. Normally I'd step down a couple sizes there and leave the post between the two holes. This knife will be for slicing only as the guy extplined and the 10" Seax chopper he wants as the combo will be for heavier work. So hoping it will be ok. Thanks though, something to remember for the future and to improve on.
     
  4. parker

    parker Active Member

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    Maybe if I braze the front there if it would strengthen it a bit.
     
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