16 years ago
Hadn't really thought about it before. :) The knives I made before figuring out how to drill holes in 65hrc HSS, hold one of those knives in your hand and rake your thumb over the edge sideways and the blade rings to beat heck. :)
Hollow ground to about .015" helps make them have a ring no other knife has.
5 minute epoxy and didn't grind+roughen up the tang (as a test) figured it'd last a year, lasted over 20. :)
Repaired, "20 ton" this time. ;) It's the top one with a fresh-finishing 100 grit sanding job.
"hidden tang handle for HSS"
The first few handle slabs were grooved using a big-ass milling machine and a .750" ;) wide cutter, these are from a router with a 3/4" wide square groove cutter (used upside down and a "fence" machine-screwed to the face-plate). The difference of working in a machine shop and working as a signal maintainer outside. :)
Thanks since it's a hobby I get to decide what fasteners to use? ;)
That's a 4oz ballpeen. :) I have two 8oz that I actually use more.
Alvin in AZ