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    Another in progress pattern welded hard core knife

    Another unfinished knife - Probably the last one made where I live as the shed being built after 6 months of waiting is almost finished at my new house.
    A little bowie/ clip point knife.
    Sabre ground with a swedge on the clip.
    Is that the right term??
    Dunno
    This one is actually made to sell to someone a custom order - they want olive green scales and flared brass pipe as the pins probably with a olive green Kydex sheath.
    It's going to be a gift to their son who is in cadets.
    Selling it for pretty much cost price plus a little extra.
    Thanks for looking.

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    Pretty much complete now.
    Olive green G10 scales and yellow vinyl liner.
    Simple coyote brown Kydex sheath with Tek-lok style clip (not a real tek-lok but 1/4 of the price or less).

    Handle pins are thin walled brass pipe that I have flared in a arbor press.

    The Chicago screws are going to be swapped back to the included black screws so the colour matches.

    Thanks for looking


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    More pics for some reason.

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    very nice user Steve ,

    excellent job on the damascus san mai , what steels did you use

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    Whoops I should have mentioned.
    Premium ultimate quality pattern welded billets direct from china.
    Stainless steel with hard steel core
    $40 each (plus GST bugger) - sometimes on special for $35 ish
    When I asked the seller on Aliexpress what it was they said was ....
    " Sandwich steel
    Outer both side is pattern steel HRC 26
    the middle blade is VG10 steel (10CR15MOVCO) HRC 57 "
    Is the steel any good??
    It gets pretty sharp
    I had a guy drop a knife and it landed on the tip into a metal dog water bowl. It put a hole in the bowl and the edge got dull but I could see no deformation on it at all.
    I have broken $30-40 of ARTU drill bits trying to drill it (now I don't bother - angle grinder to cut a slot then grind out to size with a die grinder)
    Apparently I ARTU wrong and high speed is the way to drill with them I was going slow.
    This one is being sold to someone at work for his kid in the cadets so it will probably get some hard use so that will be interesting to get some feedback from him.

    57 Rockwell for the core is a little soft but it should help if he treats it rough with the benefit of being a little easier to sharpen.

    Buying premade billets is cheating but I'm a grinder not a forger (I wouldn't mind learning though)

    Thanks for the compliment
    8-)

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    Nice job mate!

    I think Del Raso tried this steel also and he said it was good, maybe slightly off centre on the core.

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    Very very nice

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    Yup the steel can be a bit wavy.
    Also sometimes when you get it the surface grinding from the manufacturer is a little bit ground more on 1 side then the other so you need to do a little light grinding to center the core.
    Thanks for the comments.
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