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by skippydm
Mon May 18, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: sharpening a kukri
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: sharpening a kukri

depends on what edge it has already.... easiest way to sharpen a convex edge is with sandpaper (wet and dry) and a phonebook with a stropping action. work your way through the grits 600 to as high as you can find there are 60,000 grit out there but i have only gone to 2000 and then stropped with lea...
by skippydm
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Cutting Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 3644

Re: Cutting Edge

I got more than that mate :GGG I also have one thats been modified by a pro maker to be 100% legal to carry when ever i like, as well as a locking one. Both by Benchmade, the sequel is legalised and the HK is still a rock solid locker. Also going to have some more coming when I sort out the job situ...
by skippydm
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Is my katana a write off?
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: Is my katana a write off?

To fix it you would have to reforge it or regrind it, then you would need to refinish the blade which IMHO would be pointless as the work would cost you more than it would to buy a new one. I wouldnt even bother trying to cut it down as its will lost the temper and having a hamon means you will need...
by skippydm
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Is my katana a write off?
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: Is my katana a write off?

What was you cutting to do that? it seems that its taken a lot of abuse...
by skippydm
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Samurai Sword thread
Replies: 31
Views: 5083

Re: The Samurai Sword thread

I can point you to the upper end of the market to the likes of L6 katana's and the like, the actual edge and polish is all that matters in terms of cutting ;) From a not so recent chat... about weapon masters (on discovery) me Sort of a Mix up showing modern variations of ancient arms. Caught it thi...
by skippydm
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Samurai Sword thread
Replies: 31
Views: 5083

Re: The Samurai Sword thread

sword weight is not an issue in cutting, as seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS2YcBbubs8 James williams has even stated he uses the Dragonfly (which is the lightest in the range) and IMHO they are something rather special much nicer than the Bushido or other Chens I have seen Cheness I have no ex...
by skippydm
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: DIY & Projects
Topic: larnses saya
Replies: 4
Views: 2626

Re: larnses saya

Larny just sanded off the Lacquer :> and re did it, takes a bit of work tho ;)
by skippydm
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Steel types
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: Steel types

I will point you to the how its made stuff later Moon, Owen (and a few others) have made there own tatara's and there was a picture of the inside of one along with the different steels in produces. Along with a wicked picture of a split hunk of steel with different colours inside the air pockets (li...
by skippydm
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Damascus Steel Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 5054

Re: New Damascus Steel Knives

As Larny stated much higher quality steel, being a VG10 - Nickel Damascus, not a mild steel mix which cant hold an edge...

Plus its Cocobolo scales and perfect fit'n'finish with a super smooth pivot.
by skippydm
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Damascus Steel Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 5054

Re: New Damascus Steel Knives

Current Price of it is £150.95 :>
by skippydm
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Steel types
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: Steel types

there are many types of steel, mainly carbon steels (spring steel is a carbon steel). the heat treat and tempering give it the spring quality, Low carbon Steels generally dont get to the 60's on the rockwell scale more like the low to mid 50's so they have a spring like quality. so they bend rather ...
by skippydm
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Cutting Edge
Replies: 2
Views: 3644

Cutting Edge

After lots of buying and selling, I have had LOADS of knives loads of different steels and loads of locks. so in No Order http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn56/skippy2309/Folders/BM%20Griptillian%20Large/11052008345.jpg BM 550HG with Axis Lock and 154cm blade http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn5...
by skippydm
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Damascus Steel Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 5054

Re: New Damascus Steel Knives

This is the damascus I was playing with lately

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Its Nickel Silver and VG10 (with a VG10 core)
by skippydm
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: Any chance of a January sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 3385

Re: Any chance of a January sale?

I doubt it :lol: with the state of the pound places are taking a right kicking, Fallkniven prices have gone through the roof :| Take the Fallkniven PXL in Ivory micarta, price in december was £150... price now £253.95 Most companies prices are increasing especially this side of the pond, I have seen...
by skippydm
Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Damascus Steel Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 5054

Re: New Damascus Steel Knives

Hi Loz, still would like to know what the mix is? as there are lots of dodgy damascus blades floating about made with mild steel, which cant hold any sort of edge.