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#1 User is offline   George_B_Brackett_Jr 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

I will post this over several days as I just got home after the the drive back from North Carolina...

The event took place just after a threat of the Zombies over taking North Carolina's Haywood Community College was revealed. Lucky for us that Jason Knight, MS happened to be there with his son to visit their friend Shelby. As we only had a couple of days to prepare Jason took the lead. After looking for defensive supplies we only found some bar steel (1084), broken arrows, Some old horse stall mat, PVC pipe and a really great epoxy that Jason was bringing to show Shelby.

Jason quickly came up with a design for a personal defensive type knife (Knowing Jason that will be a Fighter). Due to the short time we had to get ready the knife would have a textured finish, had to be as non-reflective as we could make it, and must comfortablily fit the hand.

First JK words of wisdom:

"A weapon must be pointy"

Continued tomorrow with photos...
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

View PostGeorge_B_Brackett_Jr, on 24 February 2013 - 11:30 PM, said:

I will post this over several days as I just got home after the the drive back from North Carolina...

The event took place just after a threat of the Zombies over taking North Carolina's Haywood Community College was revealed. Lucky for us that Jason Knight, MS happened to be there with his son to visit their friend Shelby. As we only had a couple of days to prepare Jason took the lead. After looking for defensive supplies we only found some bar steel (1084), broken arrows, Some old horse stall mat, PVC pipe and a really great epoxy that Jason was bringing to show Shelby.

Jason quickly came up with a design for a personal defensive type knife (Knowing Jason that will be a Fighter). Due to the short time we had to get ready the knife would have a textured finish, had to be as non-reflective as we could make it, and must comfortablily fit the hand.

First JK words of wisdom:

"A weapon must be pointy"

Continued tomorrow with photos...


Looking forward to the pictures. Wish I could have attended that class.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

As the Zombies are getting closer Mastersmith Knight heads to the forge to show us how we are going to make our knives...

5/14/2013 Edited to show photos for the thread...


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Mitchell.

The class was great. I know you would have enjoyed it. There are at least 4 to 5 more words of wisdom. You really need to write them down. Jason said stuff as a matter of fact as he does his knives. He freely shares his knowledge and will correct you so, you can learn what you are doing wrong or show you an easier way of doing it. I can personally atest to his aiding me in my, lets say, lack of knowledge. I came away a far better apprentice than I when in.

The "Black Stuff" comes out to cost less per knife then the cheap epoxy you get at the hardware store.

Hope you get to take his class the next time it is offered.

Regards,

George
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

Looks like a fun time for all.

I noticed "black stuff" mentioned several times, but didn't ever catch what it was...what is it?
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

"Black Stuff" is a formula for Jason's secret glue. One of three things only he can answer.

Ask him to disclose it. I believe he's on the forum. LOL

Read 2nd paragraph, 1st post again for a clue.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

View PostGeorge_B_Brackett_Jr, on 26 February 2013 - 11:37 PM, said:

"Black Stuff" is a formula for Jason's secret glue. One of three things only he can answer.

Ask him to disclose it. I believe he's on the forum. LOL

Read 2nd paragraph, 1st post again for a clue.


Right on, no problem. I'm looking forward to someday taking a class from Jason--I've heard nothing but good things about his teaching style and depth of knowledge.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:29 AM

The second week of my Intro class was with Jason so this is my second experience with him. He is a very good teacher and cares about his students. If you care, he cares. He will answer every question you have and works one on one with you on your problem issues. One of my greatest problems is the plunge and ricasso areas thus, Wisdom # 2, "Keep the ricasso off the anvil" is the solution to my biggest issue.

Steve, you will be glad you took one of his classes. He also brings some of his knives to class so, you can see the finished work and hold one of his creations.

Regards,

George

5/14/2013 Edit to include the balance of the photos for this thread...

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:09 PM

Added external links to photos for thread. Did not know about photo linking. 25 years as a techie with unlimited space, never had reason to use a linkable service. I believe I will do this more often. LOL
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

Could I get the dimensions on that knife and the bar stock size? Just curious...I would love to make a similar piece B)
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Posted 19 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

The finished knife is 9.25 inches long, a little over 1.25 inches at the widest part of the blade. The bar stock was 1084 1/4 x 1 inch. We hammered the blade first, left a bit for the ricasso , then forged the handle. Thus the actual length of the bar stock is not truly known. I would guess about 6.5 to 7 inches. I love this style of knife and have slightly modified it (3/16 x 1 inch stock, final knife 3 inch blade, 1/4 inch ricasso, 4 inch tang) to make 16 neck knives similar to the roughed out one in the linked photo:

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

Did you use tubes as pin stock? What diameter? I really like that blade...Thanks again for the specs B)
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

Broken Carbon Fiber Arrow shaft sections. (You can get them for free from your bow hunter friends)

We added black dye that Jason had to the epoxy. I got my dye off the internet from Fiberglass Coatings out of Tampa, FL.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:49 AM

Never thought of that :blink: Great idea!

Thanks again!
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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

Ed, you could use golf club epoxy. I get mine at the local Golfsmith store, and it's already black! You can get it in various hardening speeds. Very strong stuff as very little is needed to affix a club head to a shaft, and the pros really put some torque on them swinging 100+ miles per hour!

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