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    Default Crashcarta Wrap Knife - WIP

    The newest knife I'm working on will have a brightly colored (hopefully) Crashcarta wrap around a hidden tang with a brass finger guard and brass butt cap.

    The basic shape is cut out with an angle grinder.

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    The pommel end is shaped to receive the butt cap

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    My high tech band saw is used to cut the brass. The band saw is a portable that I picked up at a flea market. I normally use it as pictured, with the handle clamped in a vise. I still need to replace the guide arm with a flat table (small), but it works.

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    The hollow grind has been completed. The holes have been drilled in the brass, and the filing on the finger guard hole has been completed.

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    Although not really necessary for this type of finger guard, I am going to pin and silver solder it just to make it more secure. Here the hole is drilled to fit a 1/8" brass rod. The butt cap will be secured by peening the end of the tang and silver soldering.

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    Here the knife is drilled (carbide bit) to receive the brass rod for the finger guard.

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    Tomorrow is heat treat (and maybe temper) day.
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    Wow Crash, pinning that guard is massive overkill. Carta wrap and a peened butcap is solid as a rock.

    Looking good. I love your simple blade shapes. Just looks like it'll work.
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    Yeah - I know it's over kill. I just don't want any parts to ever come loose - besides - I need the practice.
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    Hey Crash that knife sounds familiar should I recognize it?

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    that looks like a very useful blade shape.

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    Looking great, can't wait to see the finished product.
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    Finished the heat treat (1525 degrees) and the tempering (450 degrees for 2 hours X 2) last night.

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    The guard is pinned and silver soldered.

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    Butt cap is peened in place.

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    Looking good! Thanks for adding heat treat pic! What steel is it? or do you know?
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    Looking Real Good ,Keep It Up and Show Us How your Doing the Micarta Wrap .Looks Like Something New to Try

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    WOW! That looks to be a great knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COWBOYSURVIVAL View Post
    Looking good! Thanks for adding heat treat pic! What steel is it? or do you know?
    3/16" thick, 1-1/2" wide 1095.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinner View Post
    Looking Real Good ,Keep It Up and Show Us How your Doing the Micarta Wrap .Looks Like Something New to Try
    Will do....
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    Nice looking knife so far, looking forward to seeing it finished.
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    Should get to the handle wrap tomorrow. As you can see from the materials, it should be a knife that won't get lost.

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    Crash, I started on the Kukri sheath tonight..In contrast it is gatorhide and pig skin.....
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    Did the wrap early this morning. (very messy) I did a vid of it as well - I'll put that up later. The shaping process will start late this afternoon.

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    Wow, that is messy. With all those colors, can we call it the San Fran Survival Knife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    Wow, that is messy. With all those colors, can we call it the San Fran Survival Knife?
    Walt Disney after a drinking binge.
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    I just spent a couple of hours shaping and sanding. I got a little too aggressive in one spot though. The nice thing about making things - when you screw up you have a pretty good idea (most of the time) on how to fix it. I had to wrap and tape a small area - should be ready for sanding later. One good thing about temps in the upper 90's is that your fiberglass resin sets up quick. Of course - one bad thing about temps in the upper 90's is that your fiberglass resin sets up quick.
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