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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15496308 12/07/20
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Thanks for watching the video. I have a 4 part series on my you tube page on making a knife with bolsters

https://youtu.be/vazbBuOJcts


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15496805 12/07/20
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Beautiful knives! Sent you a PM

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Originally Posted by longarm
Beautiful knives! Sent you a PM

got it, thanks


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15498535 12/07/20
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I had the pleasure of taking a look (a real close look cool) at Dan's knives at the last Blade Show and talking with him about his knives. I was there representing the Knifemaker's Guild Technical Committee and I was looking for a few good makers. Dan is a maker I found whose knives made the cut! They don't just look good in the pictures, they look great in person too! If you get a chance to stop by his table at a show you won't be disappointed in what you see.


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Mathsr] #15501648 12/08/20
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thanks Harry, I'm glad you stopped by. 2020 has been a tough year for me. I'm just glad I could make something fun. I've got a lot to learn from some of the makers out there. Some of those guys are pure genius.


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15595523 01/01/21
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I've giving away a FREE knife later today. Anyone want in just fill out the form or Instagram or FaceBook. Comes with leather sheath and Priority shipping in the USA

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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15607903 01/04/21
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Here's the 1st knife of 2021. It's a EDC style made from AEB-L stainless. The bolsters are stainless with mammoth ivory for the scales. The bead was made from the same piece of mammoth.

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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15608814 01/04/21
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WOW!!!!!


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: michiganroadkill] #15609401 01/04/21
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Originally Posted by michiganroadkill
WOW!!!!!

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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15822335 02/22/21
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Finally got this video on how to make a folding knife all edited together. I'll try to post in here but if it doesn't work, it'll be on my youtube channel, FB and Instagram

https://youtu.be/UUh7btT4TjM

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UUh7btT4TjM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUh7btT4TjM


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #15822338 02/22/21
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well none of that worked? any help out there?


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #16014955 04/21/21
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This is Mammoth Ivory with brass bolsters. Pretty cool but tough to work with

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here's one I finished a few weeks ago. 416 layer Damascus with brass bolsters. Elk antler with red liners for the scales

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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #16015195 04/21/21
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Just perused this whole thread, Dan. Looking over your youtube channel now... Very very nice work! Really great to see a smith who puts in the effort to do things just right! Thanks for keeping the bar high! Great stuff!


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #16015572 04/21/21
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To say "outstanding" is an understatement.


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You really do some nice work. Down to the finest detail.


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #16016108 04/21/21
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thanks guys, the hard part is the next knife needs to look cooler than the last lol


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Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #16016325 04/21/21
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Some awesome blades!!!!


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Dan - I really don't know ANYTHING about damascus steel - how it is different than well known knife steels like cpm154 or s35v in edge retention and ease of sharpening, or how to tell the difference between good damascus and cheap Pakistani stuff.

Can you educate all of us about the damascus you use?

And where can I get a price list for some of your BEAUTIFUL knives?


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Good job done, Beautiful knives to be honest.

Re: Few knives I've been working on... [Re: Dan308] #16054832 05/04/21
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here's some of my thoughts on damascus. I think damascus can be a good choice for a EDC knife or a Hunterstyle knife if you choose the right one. My most used damascus billet is from Alabama Damascus. It's made from 5160, 15n20, Ni200 folded for 416 layers. This steel holds a great edge and I harden it to HRC-60. It's very affordable at $125 to $175 per billet. has a nice pattern but you don't feel bad about getting it bloody.

Next is Chad Nichols $315 per billet or Randy Hass damascus $400 per billet. usually these billets are 1080 & 15n20. These are but 2 examples of "custom" damascus billets. It's great quality and will harden to HRC-60 or 61 easily. This is top quality but costs 3x more per blade. I can use this steel for a custom but it will almost certainly add $300 or more to the price. You will probably feel proud as you skin your deer with it.

Now we get to Pakistani steel. As much as you want to wish it's made from a good combination of steels, it isn't. It may look cool on the outside and costs $35 per billet. They say it's 1095 but it more like 1060 with Russian truck bumpers, paint can lids, and tricycles thrown in. The real problem here is it won't harden much more than HRC-56. That is too soft for a knife. won't take a good edge let alone hold an edge. You will probably feel ashamed to skin your deer with it.


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