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2010 Rammy

06-01-2010, 09:31 PM
 Well I guess it's about time I get off my ass and get started. I actually straightened out the clip last weekend. The clip is from the railroad. I've been told it is 1070 with a little manganese thrown in. Being this is a camp knife and I feel a camp knife should be on the larger side I'm making the blade a little over 12". It is sort of modeled after a barong with a guard and it will have a cord wrapped handle.
Here is the clip I started from.

06-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Here it is after straightening.

06-01-2010, 09:38 PM

 Forging the blade.

06-01-2010, 09:39 PM

Forging the handle.

06-01-2010, 09:43 PM

Milling the slot in the guard. I'll forge a curve in the in the guard next and heat treat. Hope to get back to it by the weekend.

06-04-2010, 01:37 AM
Originally Posted by Andrew Colglazier View Post
Larry, awesome! Thanks for the work in process pics! Tell me more about these clips, pls. Where can they be found?

Can't wait to see more.

I got some friends who work at the streetcar museum, they are also Railroad guys. They told me what the steel was so when they were redoing a train line near me I asked the linemen if I could have a few. They had a pile 8' wide 6' high and maybe 300' long they were scrapping. I got some.
I have mixed this stuff in some well.


06-11-2010, 07:13 PM

Heat treat went well.

06-11-2010, 07:15 PM

Putting the forge finish on the guard

06-11-2010, 07:17 PM

The guard with the forged finish

06-11-2010, 07:21 PM

So now it's ready for the handle. I recently did a Chinese cord wrap which is different than the Japanese one I normally do. I put one on a small EDC to try it out and it works great...looks good to.
I'm thinking I will use red underlay but I'll have to make some longer ones.

Old 06-27-2010, 10:57 AM

Finally got around to finishing the cordwrap.

07-16-2010, 01:40 PM

I like this pict but I thought I'd post a little video showing the edge this steel took.
I know it's not the greatest but what do you expect from a phone.

07-23-2010, 05:58 PM

My knife is forged from a Rail Road clip. It's 1070 with some manganese for strength.
It is 19" over all, 12" blade, 7" handle, 2" at the widest point and 1/4 " at the thickest.
The guard is 1/4" 10/30 with a forge finish.
The wrap is gutted 440 paracord over a blue underlay.


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