[PROJECT] Blades By Baz

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    ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Finished today. Japanese Santoku kitchen knife. High carbon steel blade, hammered finish. Hardwood handle scales.

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    Damn, would have been nice to have seen that at the Canberra Knife Show. There were some nice blades there... Ended up getting one from MotherMountain, but so many others I wanted to take home as well...
     
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    Now I've been following this thread for ages, and I seriously love your work. (AS well as the builds) Are you planning to make any folding knives?

    Thanks mate.

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    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    At some point. Probably friction folders to start off.
     
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    Please, if you ever do a frame, or linerlock style, hit me up. Would love to support you and the builds, and get something cool in the process.

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    Probably a while down the track, but sure thing mate. :D

    Baz.
     
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    Dude. That is drop dead sexy.

    What metals did you use? Is it still good for kitchen use? (Obviously it would need to be cleaned and dried ASAP).
     
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    I used high carbon steels made for this application and use. 1075 and 15n20. All high carbon knives need to be kept clean, dry and oiled, but that's a small trade-off for a superior edge.
     
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    Love the kitchen knife! For sale?
     
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    That is beautifully done!

    It’s long been only my list to do the knife making and pattern welding courses at the Tharwa Forge. Seeing this has certainly renewed my interest.

    Will you be making any more like this? Would I be able to get an indicative price?
     
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    It went a couple of weeks ago mate. I'll be making more.
     
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    I will be making more, in time mate. No two patterns are the same, but I'm sure I could do similar. It's just as matter of when. I don't want to openly sell here mate, while I'm sure though it's only a hobby to pay for my builds, it would still step on OCAU TOS toes. It's a fine line. PM me if you like.

    Baz.
     
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    Even in a billet while doing multiple blades, each knife comes out different.

    I havn't advertised either here in case I got hit by the ban hammer.
     
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    Please let me know. Would love to have one.
     
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    Correct. OCAU has been so good to me over the years, I don't want to run the risk of abusing the privilege.

    will do mate.
     
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    Happy new year from Blades By Baz!!!
     
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    Happy New Year Baz. I have been watching your Blade progress for a long time and must say I impressed, it would be nice to own one here in Canada.
     
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    Thanks Griff. :)
     
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    Added the two on the right to the Santoku on the left. The middle one is my own design, using the same handle design as before, but modifying the blade. All three are robust knives that should last lifetimes.

    Edit: the Santoku has gone to a new owner.

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    My first friction folder. A first-time success, but already there are things I would do different. All that is left to do on this one is clean up the cutting edge profile and sharpen, plus work the mechanism a bit to loosen it. It's a little tight - I suppose it's new so that's only natural. It looks good and feels good in the hand, with no worried feeling that it's going to slip during use, nor worry of it opening in your pocket.

    I'm pretty happy with it, so now to practice and perfect it, then I'll start changing up the designs.

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