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Hook/crooked Knives?

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by Alexander13, May 8, 2014.

  1. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with making hook and/or crooked knives? I have a lot of dull high carbon steel band saw blades and would like to try making a few and any advice or information would be very welcome.
    So far I've annealed the steel and cut out a few blades shapes. Before I make any good ones I have to make a few test blades because the manufacture said it was a secret as to what type of carbon steel it is. If it works I might also make myself a fillet knife. I know it's better to use SS but this is what I have and it's FREE.
    I'll throw up a few photos later today.

    Cheers
    Joel
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    joel can you post a pic or a drawing ?
     
  3. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    These are hook knives. Pretty simple little knives.
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    and here's a crooked knife, generally straighter blade although some are curved. the best description would be to call it a one handed draw knife.
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    I don't think they'll be that hard, although because they're small and very thin they might be tricky.
    and here's what I've got so far.
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    As you can see they don't look like anything special because I haven't finished profiling them yet. I'm planning on trying a bunch of different profiles. If I can get the heat treat right I might also make some little utility knives or even some kitchen knives as I have an endless supply of these old saw blades.
    Anyway just thought I'd ask to see if anyone had ever tried making one and if they had any tips or tricks.

    I'll let you know how they turn out.
    Joel
     
  4. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    like a farrier knife , cool
     

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