Slip-Joint folders - Post yours

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by T.A.DAVISON, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Because I like the blend of qualities it offers for what I do and how I use a knife, Tranter. As you point out, knife steels, like gun types and calibers, are always compromises. No one has yet invented a steel that possesses all of the qualities one would like to have in a blade in full measure, all at the same time. The vanadium in the VG-10 allows it to take an edge one could easily shave with, though it will not hold an edge quite as well as certain other, harder steels.

    Both are excellent alloy steels, though they are somewhat harder than I generally prefer in my blades. The D2, if memory serves me, is often used for files is it not? I have several knives in ATS-34 and they hold an edge quite well. It's getting that edge on the blade in the first place that can be a PITA. ;) Actually, one of my favorite steels is one of the oldest, 1095. It's high-carbon, not a stainless, of course, and softer than most steels used for blades today, but it will take an edge that is finer than anything I've ever encountered. As I recall, that is the steel used in the original Marine K-Bar knives.
  2. T.A.DAVISON

    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    D2 is a tool steel, used a lot for making dies & jigs and what not in machine shops.
    You probably know it is not a stainless steel, but is very close to it.
    It is one of the favorite steels that Bob Dozier likes to use. I made a bowie knife out of D2 and put a mirror polish on it.
    I showed it to Bob Dozier and he could not believe it was D2. He said that he had never seen D2 polished that well before.
    That kinda made feel good coming from him....:)

    Here is a photo of that knife, I called it a spinner bowie.
    Made from the idea when I did quick draw with pistols.
    A close friend of mine owns the knife.

    Take care.

    Todd


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  3. T.A.DAVISON

    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    Sway Back Slip-Joint

    Maroon Micarta
    Steel - ATS34
    Stainless Steel Bolsters & Liners
    Hollow Ground
    Hand Finished

    Closed - 3 7/8''

    The knife is sold.

    Have a great day.

    Todd




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  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Tanter, you were talking about putting initials on a knife. Here is a sample of one knife maker in Rhode Island who puts his own initials into most of the knives he makes. Notice the WM (William McHenry) in the scroll work on the bottom of the blade. I never asked him but I bet he could put any initials into it!
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    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    Jigged Iron Wood

    4 1/16'' - Closed

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    Folder - #454

    Black Micarta

    Closed - 3 9/16''


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    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    Slipping a little?????

    How about a couple of slip-joints than?

    Folder - #459

    Mammoth Ivory

    ATS34 - Steel

    Closed - 3 5/16''


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    Folder - #458

    Mammoth Ivory

    ATS34 - Steel

    Closed - 3 3/4''


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    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    Here is one for ya to see.
    A little different design, what do you think?

    Mammoth Ivory
    ATS34 - Steel
    Closed - 3 13/16''
    Hollow Ground
    Hand Finished

    Thanks for the looks.

    Todd Davison

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    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    Here is the latest one done and sold.

    Black Linen Micarta Sway Back
    ATS34 - steel
    Hollow Ground
    Hand Finished
    Closed - 3 13/16''

    Thanks for the looks.

    Todd


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  10. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Moderator

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    Todd, these are just amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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    T.A.DAVISON New Member

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    Here are a few more I have made and sold.

    Thanks for the looks, have a great day.

    Todd


    Elephant Ivory
    ATS34
    Closed - 3 9/16''

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    Couple with Micarta & one with G10
    They are about 3 1/4'' closed


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    And here is one with Natural Canvas Micarta
    ATS34 - steel
    Closed - 3 1/2''


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