Hoofrasp Knives

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by mvd, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    After seeing all these fantastic selfmade knives, I also wanted to make one.

    I remembered seeing an old rusty hoofrasp around
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuq72xrccdacz5g/pic (1).jpg ]

    I annealed it in a coal fire
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/luf93kluwe12i74/pic (2).jpg ]
    and began to work the shape
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlgjjeejq1r0msx/pic (3).jpg ]
    out of the rasp, first with a hacksaw then with an angle grinder
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/x8frqs1e6tqgxky/pic (4).jpg ]
    ( pic(4) is actually 11 days after pic(1), haven't had much time lately ).

    I finished them today by hardening the blades, getting them to a non magnetic temperature
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/zn06wqs283p1o2i/pic (6).jpg ]
    and quenching them in vaselin oil (only oil I got)
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4d16rrkgcsn94m/pic (5).jpg ]

    Then I annealed them again over the rest of the coals to relief the stress on the blades
    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9lngbymc5ya6ic/pic (7).jpg ]

    They are not sharpened yet and i have to rework the point of the blade on the bigger one and bring some scales on the smaller one, but I hereby declare this project as finished and ready to show :D

    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/lpajy55w01cofy2/pic (8).jpg ]

    [ https://www.dropbox.com/s/khxbpms84wk2il2/pic (9).jpg ]



    Hope you like it.

    (I somhow couldn't get the pictures to upload as attachements, sorry for that)
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice knives!!
     

  3. knifefightermike

    knifefightermike New Member

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    Nice job showing the annealing and hardening process. :)
     
  4. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    Did my best, I couldn't take a picture of the quenching, I don't have a third arm ;)
     
  5. mvd

    mvd Builds with scrap

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    Finally finished! I scaled the hidden tang blade with some leftover PVC from floor tiles, laminated together with superglue and made a sheath from the same material, which acommodates both knives (one at a time of course) and is desingned to be weared horizontally.
     

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