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Old 21-02-2014, 08:31 PM
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Default First attempt RWL-34

never used this steel before.It's my first attempt making a DPH with it .now sent off for HT
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Old 21-02-2014, 10:28 PM
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Knife looking knife. I've only made a few knives and only ever used o1. What's the difference with this steel over o1. Also, I take it that little cut out is for a bolster? I wouldn't mind seeing a few pics of this knife in assembly as I've never put bolsters on a knife before.
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Old 21-02-2014, 11:16 PM
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Looks pretty damned tidy Mike, great to see the finished piece
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Old 22-02-2014, 10:10 AM
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Knife looking knife. I've only made a few knives and only ever used o1. What's the difference with this steel over o1. Also, I take it that little cut out is for a bolster? I wouldn't mind seeing a few pics of this knife in assembly as I've never put bolsters on a knife before.
Cheers, noel
The difference is the price I paid 26 for 250mm x 38mm x 4mm ,HT as you need an oven I sent mine away as I can't do it myself, at a cost of 10 ,most people charge 20-30 to do it ,less chance of rusting ,yes mate the cut out is for a bolster ,this is a big learning curve for me my bolster is cut without a milling machine all by hand and has to be spot on .

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Thanks mate
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Old 22-02-2014, 11:41 AM
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Fancy trying rwl myself where did you send it for ht
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Old 22-02-2014, 01:59 PM
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Fancy trying rwl myself where did you send it for ht
Richard at Barmond offered to get it done with his stuff for me
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Old 22-02-2014, 02:34 PM
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Nice looking blade, Mike. I like the tapered tang - is it hard to do?
+1 for assembly pics of the bolster. Im curious if it's 2piece or slot on with a stripe of tang showing.

I'd love to use stainless but was looking at ovens just yesterday and a spare grand or so may as well be a million! (No chance!). A good priced ht service is a great option for the future, although I'll keep on with my bbq and hairdryer and call it 'rustic' lol.
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Old 22-02-2014, 06:08 PM
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Nice looking blade, Mike. I like the tapered tang - is it hard to do?
+1 for assembly pics of the bolster. Im curious if it's 2piece or slot on with a stripe of tang showing.

I'd love to use stainless but was looking at ovens just yesterday and a spare grand or so may as well be a million! (No chance!). A good priced ht service is a great option for the future, although I'll keep on with my bbq and hairdryer and call it 'rustic' lol.
PM your email and I'll send you a 1-1 drawing

bolster is a one piece slot will photo it and show you ,I've made that from O1
when I do HT I use propane and a blow touch .think it works out cheaper than a BBQ in the long run
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Old 23-02-2014, 01:35 PM
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Looking good, but an O1 bolster on stainless blade? Have I understood correctly?

If you want a small piece of stainless (or brass) let me know and I will pop some in the post. It doesnt seem right to use a carbon steel bolster with RWL34. Thats just my opinion of course.
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Old 23-02-2014, 01:56 PM
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Looking good, but an O1 bolster on stainless blade? Have I understood correctly?

If you want a small piece of stainless (or brass) let me know and I will pop some in the post. It doesnt seem right to use a carbon steel bolster with RWL34. Thats just my opinion of course.
it's because I didn't have stainless I'd need 10mm x 16mm x 40mm
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