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Nocholson File

Discussion in 'Design' started by Tom Stegner, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner Member

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    When I first started this my brother-in-law gave me a bunch of files to practice with. He worked in a steel shop and all the files he gave me were Nicholson. I went through 3/4 of them and set the rest aside and moved on to what I thought at the time was " better steel ". Now, after doing some research I find these are mainly 1095 steel and I wish I had them all back, lol. Anyway, here is a link to the last knife I made. It used to be a file. I have beaten it into that block of spruce you will see at least 6 times. I did that with all my first knives and most of them broke. I didn't understand the meaning of heat treating. I just quenched. Now I know. It's getting better.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/JQhKz8kYdZP51sN4A
     
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    That's looking pretty cool and a lot of material for a file. The scabbard turned out pretty good too. I like that little bat-wing thingy. That looks like one of your castings.
     
  3. Tom Stegner

    Tom Stegner Member

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    thanks Dan. I checked out the link you gave me for bolstering and was shocked to find that no heat at all was used, just pressure. Wow! Gotta try it again that way. thx.
     

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