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by kwackster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife

Depends on your definition of expensive, 8) If and when this knife gets put up for sale in the Netherlands my asking price will be somewhere between 275.00 and 325.00 Euro's (currently around 315 to 372 US dollars) plus shipping. But before it ever comes to that the knife will be tested by me in the...
by kwackster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: TalkBlade Revealed + Mix
Topic: Hello All! New and fellow knife addict here.
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Hello All! New and fellow knife addict here.

Welcome on this friendly forum Clark, 8)
by kwackster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Vintage Kronenkrebs Fahrtenmesser / Scout knife

Currently busy with modifying another large sawback scout knife, this one manufactured by the no longer existing Solingen based firm of Kronenkrebs. The stag handle was way too thick for my hands, and the low sabergrind geometry was far from ideal for it's intended use as a large allround camp knife...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

The blade has been refined through grit 800 and 1000 wet & dry (again using WD40 on the piece of conveyor belt), removed the very fine burr on the Tormek leather wheel, and the apex can now whittle one of my chest hairs from root-to-tip at about 3.0 centimeters from the point of holding. Also po...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

Some more vintage footage about old school knife making in Sheffield: Bridlington, October 1978 After 72 years as a blade forger in Sheffield, Albert Craven has finally decided to retire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpeyhC-UIFg Two knife grinders at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfXYBheE...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

Originally the blade used to be full convex ground, but sometime during it's existence a previous owner had sharpened a bit of a rough secundairy bevel into it. So i reground the blade by hand to full convex again on 400 grit wet & dry using WD40 oil as a lubricant on a medium hard rubber backin...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

The owner of this Wade & Butcher Boone knife also seems quite happy with the edge holding of his knife:

https://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/topic/170989-here-is-one-for-you-knife-collectors-and-bush-craft-fanatics/
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

This Pathe footage from 1949 shows the actual making of the crucibles and how they were used to produce cast steel: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/hand-made-steel-handmade-steel/query/foundries The first reaction below almost the footage on YouTube (but without sound) reads this: "George Go...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

Currently i'm doing a bit of online research on what kind of steel was used in these knives, and according to this old ad the Boone blades were made from (the famous) Wardlow steel. https://i.postimg.cc/8FRbR8Kp/Wade-Butcher-Boone-1.jpg Then i found these posts from 2017 on a forum: Question: "...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade

My most recent find is this Wade & Butcher "Boone" carbon steel hunting knife. It was discovered together with several other vintage hunting knives in an old leather hunting bag from the 1930's somewhere in Amsterdam. The steel has gotten a dark grey patina from being stored inside the...
by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

@Tryker: the owner would probably kill me if i threw his knife now :-)
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

The knife is now almost done. The blade surface was refined with 800 grit wet & dry and some WD40. The new convex edge apex measures +/- 30 degrees inclusive and needs to have it's tiny burr removed later, after which the sheath will receive a few coats of warm Granger's wax. https://i.postimg.c...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Separately polished the miniature guard a bit, then put the handle back together using glue between all the washers: https://i.postimg.cc/d733pGdt/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BXNq3XJ8/image.jpg Egalized the surface with a few different grits of sanding linen, treated it with several coats of warm...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

This is how the blade looks after regrinding by hand both sides with only 400 grit wet & dry SiC paper using WD40 oil as a lubricant on a semi-hard rubber backing. Somewhere in the past the edge had already been sharpened convex, so in order to remove as little steel as necessary i just evened t...
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Started with the blade: https://i.postimg.cc/qN3jCb9h/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/LqSBgHtw/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Wdgw4Dk0/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BPbCZMTv/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BtnpCQrG/image.jpg

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