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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 am

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The knives themselves aren't close to my cup of tea, but i admire craftsmanship regardless, and have wished many times that i had pursued a careeer in cabinet making or leatherwork (had "dreams" of both when i was younger)
Keep up the knife/scale making, i envy you! :)

Thanks Larry. Yeah I decided late last year to give this whole thing a try so I sold off 90% of my knife collection and bought all the stuff you see up above. Prior to that I started messing around with some mods etc. Think you’ll ever get into cabinet making?

Also, what kind of knives would be your cup of tea?
Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:38 am

Are those two hollow ground? The grinds look really well done.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby benben » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:50 am

Very nice LC, beautiful work!

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:42 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 am
Larry_Mott wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 am
The knives themselves aren't close to my cup of tea, but i admire craftsmanship regardless, and have wished many times that i had pursued a careeer in cabinet making or leatherwork (had "dreams" of both when i was younger)
Keep up the knife/scale making, i envy you! :)

Thanks Larry. Yeah I decided late last year to give this whole thing a try so I sold off 90% of my knife collection and bought all the stuff you see up above. Prior to that I started messing around with some mods etc. Think you’ll ever get into cabinet making?

Also, what kind of knives would be your cup of tea?
I wanted to when i was young, but now i don't know if i have the committment. I had the good fortune to watch top notch craftsmen, instrument makers, cabinet makers and leatherwork.
Regarding knives, conservative doesn't even start to describe me :) Fixed blades, think Kephart, Loveless and very basic designs.
Folders i am torn. Grew up with Solingen '60 to 70's folders. Had (and still own) some of the 70's -80's "icons" Buck 110, 112 Schrade LB7, Uncle Henry and a couple of Case folders. For me, Spyderco has been something of a aquired taste.
Anyway, best of luck in your knifemaking, they seem nicely enough made already!
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:38 am
Are those two hollow ground? The grinds look really well done.

Thanks doc. The large one with the white scales is a flat grind. The two little tantos were hollow ground.
Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:04 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:42 am
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 am
Larry_Mott wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 am
The knives themselves aren't close to my cup of tea, but i admire craftsmanship regardless, and have wished many times that i had pursued a careeer in cabinet making or leatherwork (had "dreams" of both when i was younger)
Keep up the knife/scale making, i envy you! :)

Thanks Larry. Yeah I decided late last year to give this whole thing a try so I sold off 90% of my knife collection and bought all the stuff you see up above. Prior to that I started messing around with some mods etc. Think you’ll ever get into cabinet making?

Also, what kind of knives would be your cup of tea?
I wanted to when i was young, but now i don't know if i have the committment. I had the good fortune to watch top notch craftsmen, instrument makers, cabinet makers and leatherwork.
Regarding knives, conservative doesn't even start to describe me :) Fixed blades, think Kephart, Loveless and very basic designs.
Folders i am torn. Grew up with Solingen '60 to 70's folders. Had (and still own) some of the 70's -80's "icons" Buck 110, 112 Schrade LB7, Uncle Henry and a couple of Case folders. For me, Spyderco has been something of a aquired taste.
Anyway, best of luck in your knifemaking, they seem nicely enough made already!

Ah gotcha. Yeah I don’t know what most of that is. But it all sounds very traditional. It makes me surprised you would be so into Spyderco but then again it doesn’t. If that makes sense.
Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:03 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:03 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:38 am
Are those two hollow ground? The grinds look really well done.

Thanks doc. The large one with the white scales is a flat grind. The two little tantos were hollow ground.
A good thin high hollow grind takes some skill to get right. Yours look good.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:24 am

Cool! Are you posting your work to Instagram too?

Making a kephart is like proving your artistic ability by drawing a perfect circle freehand. The kephart is very simple, so the materials and execution are what sets them apart.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:25 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:24 am
Cool! Are you posting your work to Instagram too?

Making a kephart is like proving your artistic ability by drawing a perfect circle freehand. The kephart is very simple, so the materials and execution are what sets them apart.
Funny you should mention the Kephart, i'm on the fence ordering the Condor Kephart. Heard a lot of good stuff about it.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby SkullBouncer » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:16 am

Congratulations on making those very impressive pieces!

I'm loving those Tantos; always wanted to add a few to my collection.
As well I love those Hollow Grinds. Also, the acid washed blade finishes really appeal to me.

I'd definitely look at buying one should the opp'y present itself, particularly the piece with orange scales. Looking fwd to seeing what you'll do with sheaths. :)

You've already demonstrated some mad skills and nice equipment, attractive materials-- I wonder if you would post some specs, like the alloy(s) used, blade thickness, blade length, overall length --

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:49 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:25 am
Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:24 am
Cool! Are you posting your work to Instagram too?

Making a kephart is like proving your artistic ability by drawing a perfect circle freehand. The kephart is very simple, so the materials and execution are what sets them apart.
Funny you should mention the Kephart, i'm on the fence ordering the Condor Kephart. Heard a lot of good stuff about it.
I plan to make my own from a 7” Old Hickory butcher knife. They’re $12 on Amazon. Plan to toss the original scales, epoxy and pin or korby bolt new Osage or snakewood scales on and reprofile the blade to about 5” drop point (not spear). Then shape the handle “to taste”.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Ric » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:27 pm

Amazing.
Looks like to be used.

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Water Bug » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:58 pm

Very nice pieces! The textured bevel on the black-handled knife looks cool. I like the way you set the handle screws into the slabs of the orange-handled knife. Nice shop you have as well.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby justjohn » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:06 pm

I like the looks of the Black One (#2). If the price was right I would definitely buy one, if the handle was a bright green I still would definitely buy one (or two)! :D
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:07 pm

Thanks for all the feedback. I really appreciate it. Here’s one I did today.

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Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby SkullBouncer » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:11 am

Totally diggin' it.
Tx again. :)
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby marty_bill_ » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Wow LC,
Great looking knives! Kydex sheaths?

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:00 pm

marty_bill_ wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:08 pm
Wow LC,
Great looking knives! Kydex sheaths?

I’ve ordered the kydex, just need to wait for it to arrive.

Thanks!
Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

For more of my pictures see my Instagram account.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby abbazaba » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:25 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
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Hi forum folks. I haven’t been as active on this forum as of late because I’ve been busy trying to learn how to make my own knives. I’ve made 3 so far and I thought I would share them here for anyone interested. Honestly, it is a very fun hobby that I find incredibly rewarding.



Very nice, LC.
How do you shape the blade? Surface grinder?
Pictures of the tools is just as important as pictures of the knives.
Thx.

I drew the knife on paper and then cut out the drawing. I traded it onto the steel and then cut out the shape using a portable band saw. I cleaned it up on my grinder, drilled holes with a drill press. I then heat treated the blade using my evenheat heat treat oven. Then back to the grinder for the actual grinds. I cut out the g10 on my portable band saw and then shaped them with the grinder. I cleaned up the scales by hand using sand paper. I hope that all makes sense.

This is my heat treat oven.

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Grinder..

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My crappy drill press and vacuum.

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Work bench with necessary drill bits etc.

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Contact wheels..

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And here is the first knife I made. White G10 handle scales with acid washed on the bevel, satin flats.

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Again, thanks for looking and the kind words. Maybe I’ll keep this thread updated as I go along.

Impressive!

I'm assuming that is your kitchen? :D


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