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    Spear point, purple handle, hard cored patterned steel

    Another knife from the stainless steel hard cored patterned steel. 20 cm overall length and about 10.5 cm of blade.
    Unsharpened so far
    Not fully finished but pretty close to done. There's a few deep scratches in the handle so I'll go back and do some hand sanding.
    Aiming for a utility type general purpose knife not a hunting knife.
    Purple aluminium honeycomb and resin handle ( I didn't make it). First time I've used it - pretty. I think I might be a little more delicate then micarta or g10 but odds fine once it's on a knife. It did break up a little where it got in a really small section at the front but I was going to sand that area round anyways.
    Stainless steel Corby bolts.
    One of these days I will get around to making a Kydex sheath for it.
    Thanks for looking.

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    Beautiful craftsmanship ... but you may need to change your Moniker to "Flashsteve" or "Sensitive-new-age-steve" where's all the heavy duty big boofy blokes knives at?
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    Looks great.
    I've heard the honeycomb stuff can a real pain to work with.

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    Love the combo!! Nice workmanship!

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    Very nice , great effort Mate .

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    the honeycomb handle material is heat sensitive when worked, so that may be the issue. (not saying it was, just raising it as a possibility) To keep it cool, what I do is only use mechanicals to do the first coarse shaping and then hand sand all the rest of the way to finished. It does look smicky when finished, so is worth the effort.
    see my knives at www.riflebirdknives.com

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    What's wrong with pretty??
    You want bigger?? Ok.
    Saw blade machete and unfinished falcatta thing... it's been heat treated but no handle yet....
    I'm transitioning.......
    (There's a few ways you could take that isn't there. )
    I'm (SLOWLY) moving from 1 house to another to having a shed that's maybe 6 times bigger then my current under the house I dug it out a little "workshop".
    That's why I like the pre heat treated pattern welded bullets. Heat treat already done and simple to make things.
    I have heard of people having problems with C tek.
    I I was reading someone having problems with it warping. I did have a little bit of it breaking apart when it got really thin and pointing but all good once I rounded of the corners.

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    Last edited by Hairysteve; 09-05-2019 at 07:57.

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    So the material warped a tiny bit on the grinder. Bugger. I guess fill the gap with super glue, try to clamp it and hope for the best??

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    https://youtu.be/DjXGw2P-k3Y

    Now with video spam yay!!!
    Another option which is more fiddly is to sand back and round off the bit that's come unstuck instead of the front of the handle being straight.
    Oh well night night...
    Nap time for 1.5 hours then off to work

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