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by kwackster
Sun May 03, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Vintage Kienel & Piel XXL Scout knife
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Vintage Kienel & Piel XXL Scout knife

This is one of several projects i'm currently working on, a vintage XXL Fahrtenmesser/Scout knife manufactured by Kienel & Piel in Solingen, Germany. In Germany knives this size were often used by hunters for clearing shooting stands etc, but basically by anyone in need of a good quality heavy chopp...
by kwackster
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Talwar sword
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Talwar sword

Someone on another forum thought that it might be dendritic wootz; no specific patterns, but possibly comparable mechanical properties. The handle on this talwar is indeed a bit too cramped for my medium sized hand and it's also a tiny bit loose, probably because the pitch/treesap mix has dried out ...
by kwackster
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Talwar sword
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Talwar sword

Partial etching attempt with a bit of lemon juice, just to see if something would appear.
It seems it did, but so far it doesn't look like any of the wootz patterns i see online.
Click 2 x on the picture, then enlarge further.

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by kwackster
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Talwar sword
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Talwar sword

With the sword clamped to the table i use the diamond file with two hands. Already ordered a 300 grit diamond file from the Bay to refine the bevels a bit later on. If the new edge comes out good enough i will also clean up the blade surfaces and maybe try to obtain a new and somewhat bigger handle....
by kwackster
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Talwar sword
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Talwar sword

No markings on either the blade or the handle, and i will experiment with some of the things you mention for etching later on. Currently busy with resharpening the main edge with my worn-in 120 grit diamond file. It feels like i'm grinding high carbide steel, and i definitely need to use some pressu...
by kwackster
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Talwar sword
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Talwar sword

Recently i bought this old Indian Talwar sword, but it's not exactly my field of expertise. If possible i would like to know the timeframe & region that the sword was made, and if the blade could possibly be wootz steel. Thx in advance for any info you're willing to share, :-) https://i.postimg.cc/R...
by kwackster
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus Global updates
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

Corona Virus Global updates

https://trends.gab.com/coronavirus

I posted the link because the website it refers to has been a useful & trustworthy source of news to me for a few years now, much more so than the main stream media in my country is, so i thought i'd share it with my fellow forum members here.
by kwackster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Homemade scales for knife
Replies: 10
Views: 4245

Re: Homemade scales for knife

That large cutout right at the ricasso doesn't help to inspire confidence in the knife.
Hopefully the extended wooden slabs help a bit to strengthen/stiffen that area.
by kwackster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Show your Paper Wheel edges
Replies: 39
Views: 15259

Re: Show your Paper Wheel edges

User LH Sebenza Micarta with it's blade made from Devin Thomas stainless basketweave damascus (AEB-L and 304) Reprofiled & sharpened the old slightly convex edge with it's apex @ ~40 degrees inclusive into a new slightly convex edge with an apex @ ~30 degrees inclusive on a Paper Wheel with 15 micro...
by kwackster
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Sharpening on wet & dry SiC paper
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Sharpening on wet & dry SiC paper

Spyderco Stretch laminated blade with HAP40 core @ 63-64 HRC and an edge measuring between 25-30 degrees inclusive from the same owner as the A1 Pro in my first post. The old & a bit pitted apex was removed on a Chinese 3000 grit diamond plate to create a very narrow and continuous light reflection ...
by kwackster
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Sharpening on wet & dry SiC paper
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Sharpening on wet & dry SiC paper

User Fallkniven A1 Pro in CoS stainless steel @ ~60 HRC from an experienced Dutch hunter, with it's apex at ~30 degrees inclusive. The factory edge reflected light from slow wear, no dents or chips, and the owner wanted the new edge to have a somewhat toothy apex. Pulled the edge a few times very li...
by kwackster
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It begins
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: It begins

by kwackster
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It begins
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: It begins