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Fancy handle Hunting knife made from microtome high carbon steel blade.

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    Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Toycarver,
    The only woodcarving knives I have made are about the ugliest couple of things on the planet hehehe Just a bit of hacksaw blade stuck in a bit of dowel But one of them gets used every time I do a small carving. Just does exactly what I want it to do.
    Glenn Jennings
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    Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 12-02-2021, 02:34 AM.

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  • toycarver
    Girl Carver

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    That is one awesome looking knife!! You are very talented. Guessing you've also made some nice woodcarving knives.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Claude
    Thanks you buddy. Hope you had a great thanksgiving break!!!!!

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  • Claude
    Super Mod Louisiana

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    Beautiful knife, Glenn!

    Claude

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Thanks for the info about sanding.
    Thanks for the most gracious offer, but I'll be declining. I think it is for a style, larger thicker, knives I use anymore. and besides, I don't know if I would have the patience you have to work it down.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Joe,
    Solvol is brilliant metal polish But you need to sand down to 1000 grit before you apply it for a mirror finish.

    The used microtome blades can be found on ebay for as little as US$33.60-$100 or I can ship you one for free if you don't mind paying the postage.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Got some solvol autosol, order today, boy oh boy that must be some super metal the price they want for it. Sound like the knife will be around forever, It is a beauty.

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Ed
    No welding required as the microtome blade comes with a threaded hole in each end of the blade for mounting them to the machines. The smaller ones take a 4mm threaded rod and the larger ones a 5mm rod. One just cuts the blade in half and you can get 2 knives out of a blade.

    The back of the blade is inlet about 25 thou into the brass guard to prevent anything twisting under load. The wooden handle has a pin in it that slips into the brass guard to prevent the wood twisting. This locks the whole thing up solid. The end cap screws on and holds the whole knife together. It Can be field stripped with no tools required in less than a minute for cleaning.

    Welding dissimilar metals can be a point of failure. The different shrink rates from the heat involved can cause a fracture in the weld. I sure wouldn't trust a weld on this steel Better to cut a tang in the blade but you would want it to be as thick as you could get it or you could snap the tang like a carrot. This is incredibly hard surgical steel. Threaded rod is way easier all round.

    Hi Merle
    Old age does have it's advantages my friend hehehe One does learn a few tricks along the way hehehehe I spent a few years doing light engineering fabrication and sheetmetal work so that gave me a bit of an understanding of working metal. That and rebuilding a couple of old cars that had a lot of rust in them. I rebuilt wheel arches. sills, door panels you name it. Bumped into a panel beater at a national park of all places. Got talking about the 64 Jaguar I had just done up. He couldn't see where I had been with the repair so I was well pleased hehehehe. Thanks for the nice comment mate.

    Hi Randy
    Thanks for the nice comment mate. Is a shame I don't have anyone to pass down what I have learned over the years. The youger ones don't seem to appreciate the satisfaction of having a vision and making it become a real thing with your own 2 hands no computer involved. Think they look on us as artists rather than just a guy messing about in his shed doing his own thing. They just don't know what they are missing. Still I can help the young guys on the forum so that is something positive.

    Hi Chuck
    Thanks for the nice comment. So hit the tools when schools out mate hehehehe. I hear where you are coming from. I see other peoples work and it inspires me to get out to the shed doing it. That is the beauty of this forum, it is a community of sharing life experience.
    Glenn Jennings
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    Last edited by Glenn Jennings; 11-24-2021, 04:47 PM.

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  • NoDNA
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    Glenn, Very nice and make me want to get out the tools for another project. But I have to go to school first. That is amazing! Thanks for showing that piece of art!
    Chuck

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  • Randy
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    I agree with Merle. The variety of you skills is amazing. Another well done project.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Mate, does your Talent never cease? Putting your Finger on the other side of the Blade when your Grinding it is an Old Trick to prevent the Metal from over heating . That's showing your age . Ha,Ha. Just thru it together while waiting for the Sealer to dry, Amazing . Beautiful piece of Art and Very Well Done . Merle

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  • Nebraska
    AKA Ed

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    Glenn,

    It is a beautiful knife. Hope you don’t mind I have a question. I don’t see a tang on that blade. Do you just weld the all thread to the blade?

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  • Glenn Jennings
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    Hi Tom
    Thanks mate. She passes the paper cut test so she works ok hehe. This very fine grain high carbon steel. A metal file won't even touch it. It holds an edge like a good carving knife and just needs a few strops to bring the edge right back to sharp again. I got given enough old blades to make 14 knives. So far I have made 4.

    Hi Joe
    She WILL be going hunting hehehe. Blade length 113mm , width 31mm and overall length 220mm.

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  • joepaulbutler
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    Almost looks too good to use, will be in google looking for new words/things up What is the length of your blade?

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  • Tom Ellis
    chipchaptom. Washington

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    Wow Glenn, That is a beauty. I am sure it works as good as it looks.

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