ebony handles on friction folder knife

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Project by ishkhan posted 578 days ago 1456 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this folding knife with a piece of steel and some ebony pen blanks. I used the band saw to harvest the ebony handles. Shaped and ground the steel on my Makita 3X21 belt sander. This was lot of fun. A great combination of steel and wood. Hope you folks like it.

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#1 posted 578 days ago

Where did you get the steel?

-- - Jacob

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#2 posted 578 days ago

Hi Jacob, I harvested steel from a used circular saw blade. You can get a few small knife blades from 7 1/4 inch old saw blade -:) Marked the blade for a rectangle with a sharpie and used my Bosch jig saw with a 24 TPI metal cutting blade. The knife blade shape is produced by an angel grinder and the belt sander.

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#3 posted 578 days ago

Sweet!! I really like this. I have a few saw blades laying around the shop, gonna have to give this a try!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#4 posted 577 days ago

That’s a really nice elegant looking knife, and I never would have thought of using an old circular saw blade, that’s genius, nice hard steel that will keep an edge, plentiful, and just the right thickness for a folding knife blade.

-- Ted

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