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by Bensbites
Tue May 04, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

Kalaeb, check out Jarod Todd for heat treating. I have over 30 blades at his place now getting ready to ship back to me. He can do all sorts of alloys, too and does bulk pricing for total # of blades, not just each alloy. I had Peters do AEB-L for me years ago and they did a great job, but Jarod ha...
by Bensbites
Mon May 03, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

1) are you heat treating them? 2) what are they clad with? Soft iron? 3) sign me up for a couple. 1) No I thought it would be more educational to burn down our garages trying to do them ourselves. :) 2) Yes I think they're iron-clad. Should be easy to work. 3) Ok :) Since it’s white steel, I am pla...
by Bensbites
Mon May 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Wish me luck...

Once you get it, you get it.

I suggest starting with a cheap tojiro white steel knife. It will take a nice edge and deburr easily. Cheap stainless can be a problem.
by Bensbites
Mon May 03, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

1) are you heat treating them?

2) what are they clad with? Soft iron?

3) sign me up for a couple.
by Bensbites
Sun May 02, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing an epoxy glued handle
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Removing an epoxy glued handle

Not to hijack this thread, but is beeswax ever used for handle installs? If it works, seems like that would be the way to go for when they need to be replaced. Back to your regularly scheduled thread, in progress. Beeswax and hot melt glue can be used. There are pros and cons to All three options.
by Bensbites
Sun May 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS - Chinese Cleaver from Ho Ching Kee Lee
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: WTS - Chinese Cleaver from Ho Ching Kee Lee

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by Bensbites
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

ChefKnivesToGo wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:48 pm My guess is these blanks are going to sell for under $40 but I didn’t ask the price so it’s a surprise. My other guess is it’s going to be white #2 clad.

I didn’t want to slow things down by asking questions. :)
I will start saving for a few.
by Bensbites
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I owe my image as a manly man to my knives.
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: I owe my image as a manly man to my knives.

Well, I think I need that hole in the blade. Pinch grips are so passee
by Bensbites
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. But I digress. Just can't wait to see what everyone does with these blanks. And I shudder to think how much they'll cost, if anyone sells them. FYI. There are several places to buy San Mia billets for us makers. Alpha knife supply and New Jersey steel Barron...
by Bensbites
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

I’ve got good news on this idea. Mr Yusuda from Yoshimitsu said he would provide us with rough hammered blades pre heat treatment and not ground. I haven’t gotten prices yet but I’ll update when I know them and show you a picture of what we’re going to get. This is awesome! Any idea on steel type? ...
by Bensbites
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtb: shapton glass course stones
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Wtb: shapton glass course stones

Make sure you try the 1000 as out of 220-500-1000-4000-8000, the 1000 is by far the best imo. Man does the black slurry build up quick! I do most of my work on this stone and when I'm done it's already slicing magazine paper but I give it a few stokes on the 4000 and then hit it with leather. Unles...
by Bensbites
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtb: shapton glass course stones
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Wtb: shapton glass course stones

I have been reading about these stones for years and am curious. I am looking for a 500 grit. Happy to pay cash for figure out what we can add to trade for a Bensbites knife.

Thanks,
Ben
by Bensbites
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Scuff marks on the face of the knife?
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: Scuff marks on the face of the knife?

I skimmed over the comments, if I missed any details I apologize. Have you tried any of the following?
Mothers metal polish
Flitz polish
Or a magic eraser

I am wondering if the markings are so close to the surface, that polishing compounds micro abrasives will help?
by Bensbites
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

Wjhunt wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:05 pm Forgive me if this is a dumb question. Would the blanks need further heat treatment?
It’s not a dumb question. In the US you can send out blades for heat treatment for $10-20 per blade plus shipping. That and a file jig can get you set up cheap.
by Bensbites
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sinker Cypress
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Sinker Cypress

XexoX wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:42 am I've read that the value in sinker logs is due to their usually being old growth logs, a scarce resource now. I wouldn't think cedar would be a good knife handle wood though.
Sugi cedar is a great curly wood that can be stabilized. It depends on the cedar.
by Bensbites
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sinker Cypress
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Sinker Cypress

It’s definitely a thing on certain Facebook groups that are just for selling figured wood. I may have a source for a limited quantity, let me know if you want me to look into it for you
by Bensbites
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammer forged knife blanks
Replies: 40
Views: 1303

Re: Hammer forged knife blanks

I could be game!

I would also be curious if you could just get bars of R2 or white clad in stainless. I am happy to put my own profile on them.
by Bensbites
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enjin Knives SRK8 steel
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: Enjin Knives SRK8 steel

Very nice!
by Bensbites
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Echizen Laser Etching vs. Hand Chiseled Kanji
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Echizen Laser Etching vs. Hand Chiseled Kanji

Even some of the stamped kanji of various knives is pretty nice like the Konosuke HD and older Fujiyamas. I always liked the kanji on the KS but it is now screened and not as nice as the stamped. I will always prefer chiseled kanji or even a nice stamp but I'm not a fan of the laser etching that's ...
by Bensbites
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did USPS loose my knife?
Replies: 39
Views: 4412

Re: Did USPS loose my knife?

I know this is an old thread... lately I have seen USPS arriving both early and late by a couple days. Same with UPS