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
I have mixed this stuff in some damascus.....works 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
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
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.