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Old files for blades

Post by Craig/Fl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:29 am

I've been wanting to try my hand at making a knife for quite some time, now with this great new forum I think I'll give it a try. I can get all the old files I want at work, how will these work for blades, I see most of you use old saw blades.

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Post by TradRag » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:13 am

They work GREAT! based of the work I have seen. I have one from OldPaths that was a file but I have never made one. I'll leave that to the Pros. :P
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Post by Greywolf » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:48 pm

TradRag wrote:They work GREAT! based of the work I have seen. I have one from OldPaths that was a file but I have never made one. I'll leave that to the Pros. :P


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Post by mountainrifle » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:07 pm

i have a couple of knives made of old saw blades, and despite being really cool, they are super functional, easy to sharpen.
would definetly reccomend it! ;)
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Re: Old files for blades

Post by Lance Coleman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:29 pm

I like farriers rasps.
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Post by sticshooter » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:18 am

I have a made a couple from Mill files and rasps. Big ones and small ones.<><
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Post by TWOFEATHERS » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:26 pm

Some really sharp looking knives here(no pun intended) I'm wondering what tools would be needed to build a knife from a file,I've always wanted to make my own knife! I have lots of old files!! Thanks Jim
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Post by Raincrow » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:30 pm

Yeah, com'on, someone do a show and tell!!


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Re: Old files for blades

Post by jcporter@work » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:11 am

A build along has been done with a saw blade, but the steps would be the same. It's really well done and is really straight forward. I think the title of the thread is something like "knife build along".
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Post by TallP » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:02 am

Lance,
Those Farrier blades have real cool carbon fiber look to them.

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Re: Old files for blades

Post by Charlie Sometimes » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:30 pm

They all are real nice- but I favor the third one sticshooter made.
That has some real appeal to me, for some reason.
I like some "heft" to them!

Old car suspension springs work good too.
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Post by Cottonwood » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:35 am

I have an old file that was my dad's, that I would love to have made into a knife like that 3rd one Sticshooter made, as a bowie that has some weight to it. But, I'm not a knife maker so I bought a bowie with full tang to get me by for now.
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Re: Old files for blades

Post by buckshot » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:48 pm

I love knives made from files. A friend gave me 40-50 knife file blanks ranging from 6"-10". These are the ones made and never grooved for a file. Heck I might even trade some.

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Post by jmichelin84 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:44 pm

Craig/Fl wrote:I've been wanting to try my hand at making a knife for quite some time, now with this great new forum I think I'll give it a try. I can get all the old files I want at work, how will these work for blades, I see most of you use old saw blades.

they work well they are either W1 or W2 steel, no chance to get a couple sent my way is there LOL, my dad didnt leave me many, just 2 axy files, and a few chainsaw files LOL
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Post by sticshooter » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:21 am

Well I see webshots is still down :shock: .So it;s back to Photobucket.<><

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Re: Old files for blades

Post by Winter Hawk » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:40 pm

Nice! How long are those?

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Post by sticshooter » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:12 am

I think they had 3.5 to 4" blades.<><

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Re: Old files for blades

Post by sticshooter » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:16 am

Here are some new ones. The first is made for a member on another site.
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Post by david32cal » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:20 pm

not a very good photo! a fella over on the Frontier Folks site give this to me a couple years back,best knife i have ever owned. just hit it with a steel every now and then and it stays razor sharp,the grip is curly maple.
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Post by kyubiie » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:23 am

david32cal wrote:not a very good photo! a fella over on the Frontier Folks site give this to me a couple years back,best knife i have ever owned. just hit it with a steel every now and then and it stays razor sharp,the grip is curly maple.
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Wow, this one is looking nice and unique...
Is their any sites you get these stuff sir?>..just pretty interested :)

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Post by david32cal » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:57 pm

some nice stuff here.

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Post by jamesward » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:17 am

Lance Coleman wrote:I like farriers rasps.
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i like this one , first time i see a knife like this, pretty nice weapons for animal hunting,
what kind of metal is this, what,s the name of this knife, is this for sale, if yes
pm me for faster transaction.


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