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Postby the blade master » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:08 pm

hi geordie
some time ago i was telling you about a rambo 3 knife i was doing up a bit and i was saying how i was polishing the blade
now heres said knife to see the difference the hand guard ive left as is to show the difference between the two finishes if
you look carefully at the close up you,ll see my reflection in the blade black trousers with a green body warmer at the top
blades nearly finished now all i have to do is find some leather (the same as in the soles of shoes) or adapt an old sheath
dont want to buy leather on line as i have to buy more than i actually need i,ll see if i can get some scrap bits from somewhere
as you can see its getting there slowly no rushing as thats when mistakes happen.
mick
ps knife has never been used so should look great when finished all hand done now worn index finger to a stump lols :D :D

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Re: work in progress

Postby liquidator96 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:41 pm

That is an amazing mirror finish you've got there!
Might one ask what you used? apart from massive amounts of elbow grease that is, :D :D
On the point about obtaining some leather, if you have any shoe manufacturers near you, you may want to give them a ring & ask about off-cuts, it might be worth a try.
All the best, Martin.
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Re: work in progress

Postby the blade master » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:14 pm

hi martin
products used was meguiars all metal polysh(yes its spelt that way)
and one finger tip polish bought on amazon(also available at halfords)
the merest dab on your finger(and i mean a very tiny bit about pin head size)
polish in circular motion till polish gose black then another dab etcyou will also
note if your finger starts dragging while polishing get fresh polish on your finger
why use just a finger if you use a cloth of any kind it leaves very fine scratches
behind no matter how soft the cloth where as skin i.e. your finger dont leaves
a high polish indeed and no theres no blisters as ther polish funnily enough
acts as a coolant i belive the japanese sword polishers use a similar method
to put a high polish on there katans only theres is a slurry of some sort using
a very fine ground up stone and water
mick

ps the only shoe? manufacturer near me is a guy that makes riding boots and other gear for jockeys
etc but his leather is only one to one and a half mm thick and to soft for a heavy blade like mine
idealy i would like something in the region of about 4mm thick
thanks for the though tho
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Re: work in progress

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:49 pm

Cracking knife that mick! Are you sure it's not emitting light!?? Bet that took some time, is that the neglected one you got off a pall of yours? I reckon you could get a cheap set of leather shoes or boots from a shop and unstitch then cut it to shape. If that fails you could always try a lacquered wooden sheath to match the handle
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Re: work in progress

Postby the blade master » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:32 pm

hi geordie
the knife was one i bought of lawrence a while back and just got round to tarting it up abit its about a days work 5 minuets here
an hour there till it shines like a mirror as for your sheath idea i was toying with a similar idea with a fancy plywood about two mm thick
a fancy faced ply like birch some brass fittings and leather welts between the two sheets of ply got too find some quality ply first then we,ll see what happens
the sheath when done will be built on similar lines to a khukuri sheath if it works out i,ll show it here when done
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Re: work in progress

Postby liquidator96 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:09 pm

Thank you for the polishing tip, forgive me for appearing dim :dunno: but I have never heard of a plywood sheath.
Would you be looking to obtain it from a normal supplier, eg. B&Q or a specialist?
Martin.
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Re: work in progress

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:38 pm

I think he means laminated wood martain although it had me confused aswell lol, I was thinking a nice rosewood sheath to match the colours and grain in the handle, but laminated wood should work well if you line the inside with something that can be sanded as plywood will seriously scratch the blade mate
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Re: work in progress

Postby liquidator96 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:01 pm

That would look sweet, hope see pics posted when its complete,Martin.
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Re: work in progress

Postby the blade master » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:21 pm

both sides will be top quality thin ply faced with a skin of quality beech or rosewood the inside will be lined
with suade or chamois stops the blade getting marked built the same as a real leather sheath but the front and back of ply sheet made especialy
for modlers about 3 mm thick
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Re: work in progress

Postby liquidator96 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:40 pm

Looking forward to seeing the finished item, Martin.
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Re: work in progress

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:52 pm

Aye nice idea and a very good little project mick, should fill your spare time, but you may struggle getting the lineing to fit "neatly" if you know what I mean, I'm not sure how well clue will coat the wood and the silk? But that's just my pre conception, and it's well worth a try
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Re: work in progress

Postby the blade master » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:14 am

easy making sure the liners right put blade on paper draw around blade this will give you the outline of your blade cut around lnie to give you your liner pattern
draw round blade again then draw a further line around this about 8mm which will be your pattern of both front and back pieces the bit between both lines will be the pattern for your weltsmake the welt glue welt to either front or back piece now this will a hollow in the shape of your blade now if youve used the first blade pattern as your guide your liner will be a perfect fit glue on the other sid with a liner fitted then you will have a basic lined sheath the welt is of leather or any material of your choise just make sure the liners are soft leather make a belt loop of your own designe and bobs your auntie and fanny,s your uncle easy see and if that dont explain it wait till the bloody pictures out :D :D :D :D
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Re: work in progress

Postby Geordie Ross » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:21 am

I think I know what you mean, leaving breathing space between the inside of the sheath and the flat sides of the blade? And a leather strip partition? And aye it's alot easier to explain with pictures lol.
Do you mean like this?
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Re: work in progress

Postby the blade master » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:37 am

yes aint it you know folkes can go off you, you know (someone go kick his dog please) :D
urine extracting little git :D :D :D :D
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Re: work in progress

Postby Geordie Ross » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:47 am

Lmao you know I just play :mrgreen: love you really flasher
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