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by kwackster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Wade & Butcher Boone fixed blade
Replies: 10
Views: 366

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: 10
Views: 366

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: 10
Views: 366

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: 10
Views: 366

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: 10
Views: 366

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: 376

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: 376

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: 376

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: 376

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: 376

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
by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Handle disassembled.
Tools used: a modified Swiss Made PB flathead stubby no.5, a thin scalpel blade with a purposely overstropped apex (polished blunt), and the flathead screwdriver on my old Amefa army knife.

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by kwackster
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill

Today a member of Tactical Forum in Germany sent me this vintage Puma 8101 Texas Bill, advertized in a +/- 1950's Puma brochure as a "throwing Scout knife" (German: Wurf und Fahrtenmesser) The request is to give it some TLC, post some pics how i do things, and then return the knife to it's...
by kwackster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Swords & Daggers
Topic: Vintage Solingen Hacomer dagger
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Vintage Solingen Hacomer dagger

Solingen based manufacturer Hugo Hammesfahr & Co. GmbH. once used the following brand names: 'Blau-Jacke', 'Blau-Jungs', 'Crown & Torches' ('The', 1922), and 'Hacomer' (1922). This quality dagger with it's polished blade was probably made in the late '40's. https://i.postimg.cc/YLQMr6ZG/imag...
by kwackster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion on blades
Topic: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Vintage Marble's Woodcraft ?

How the first knife currently looks: https://i.postimg.cc/bdsV7gh4/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/DSqMCzTZ/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/3WVfYGrN/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/vgSq1gWP/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/CRVvfVqV/image.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mhWJHqFR/Carl-Friedrich-Ern-Woodcraft-6.jp...
by kwackster
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Professional kitchen knives
Topic: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku
Replies: 3
Views: 2452

Re: Kohetsu HAP40 Santoku

Recently the second Kohetsu was returned to me for sharpening. The knife had been used about 3 days a week quite intensively for 6 months, and was touched up from time to time by the owner on an MDF strop coated with 1.0 micron diamond paste. When i received the knife back i could see on the edge an...

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