View Full Version : Damascus blades
01-19-2003, 03:56 PM
I just baught a damascus blade for a stag handle i have had for some time and was wondering what you all think of this blade as far as getting and holding an edge? also where can i get a guard for between the handle and blade,i looked through all the links and found one place but they dont have an order form,or should i just go ahead and make that myself also?
01-19-2003, 06:44 PM
I use Texas Knife Makers. (http://www.texasknife.com/) They have just about everything you need. Pretty prompt service too. It may be just as easy to make what you need, depending on material avail and your resources. I do most all with a sander and file anyway.
Cant say about the Damascus. Always wanted to try it, just never spent the bucks. Should make a beautiful knife
01-25-2003, 03:58 PM
Well i got the blade today and it looks great,i have it,handle and guard fixed to go together already,all i need to do is do some fileing to the guard and handle to smooth things out then epoxy it together,this brings me to another question, What should i use to glue this all together,is there a certian epoxy i can get that works really good that you recomend? i want a good tight fit,and strong enough to last for years.
01-25-2003, 10:30 PM
I have used "Conap Easy Poxy" on most of my knives. I have had good luck with it. The supplier I got it from has gone out of business and I don't know where to get more. It's made by Conap, Inc., Olean, N.Y.
Your Damascus blade sound great. Was it preground or did yoy grind and heat treat it yourself? Maybe even hand forged it?
01-25-2003, 11:05 PM
All i have to do is put an edge on it,Thanx,It does look great,im afraid this may turn into another hobby for me,next i want to make my own blades.i will be asking advise on that later also.
01-25-2003, 11:59 PM
It's a great hobby. I think it would be hard to make a living at it though. I would be glad to give advise on what little experience I have. There are some good books and videos that are helpful.
01-27-2003, 10:26 AM
Well here is my first knife,cant see the blade like i wished you could,but i got it together and it is solid,i do like it.
01-27-2003, 09:24 PM
That is a fine looking knife. Congradulations on a good job. That looks like an eagles head on the hilt. Did you carve it yourself? How long is that blade and where did you get it?
01-28-2003, 07:34 PM
Very Nice.... Passthru. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-bowdown-purple.gif
01-28-2003, 08:39 PM
Excellent! I worked over the pic for more detail. WB
01-29-2003, 06:52 AM
WildBird,Thanx it does look better now http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
Rimrock,no im not that good an artist,the handle was a gift many years ago,i just now useing it,the blade i got off of Ebay,and it is 4",the same guy has a web site but the blade costs more there (he should have set a min bid i guess) his card he sent me has his web site at http://home.attbi.com/~bradjarvis3/
Thanx SuperR! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
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