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Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:42 pm

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. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have or offer advice if you see room for improvement. And yes, I’m very aware there is a lot of room for improvement. :D

Thanks for looking. The black one was knife number two, the orange was knife number three.

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Seems imgur has me on a time limit so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to upload my pictures of the first knife I made.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, 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 Naperville » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:49 pm

Fantastic!!! Keep at it.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby bbturbodad » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:28 pm

Nicely done! Really like the shaping.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Pancake » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:17 am

Hey Cobra, really nice execution on those two, not really my style of knife, but very nice work!
I wish that my grind lines very that even.
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:13 am

Very cool!!!
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:29 am

Great job LC! Those are some nice and even grind lines. But... where's the hole in the blade?? :p
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby RustyIron » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:42 pm
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.

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Jazz » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:16 am

Yes, very nice grinding work there. Keep it up, bro.
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Postby The Meat man » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:20 am

Nice work LC!
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Postby Bloke » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:22 pm

Way to go, Cobra!

Very Cool! :)
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby AlexRus » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:33 pm

Looks really good 👍

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Naperville » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:48 pm

Let us know when you are ready to take an order in 2020. I might like something along those lines.

Same basic shape as what you are displaying
- steel S35VN or M4 properly heat treated to 61 to 62HRC
- dimensions of a Chris Reeve 7 inch long Green Beret
- micarta handle
- lay back the chisel grind just a tad farther (for thrusts)
- make the knife more pointy (for thrusts)

I'll buy one....
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 pm

RustyIron wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:54 am
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:42 pm
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.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, 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 justjohn » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:06 pm

Well done Sir!!!
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby bearrowland » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:31 pm

I agree!
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby remnar » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:44 pm

Excellent work LC! Have you made sheaths for any of your blades? They look like they would be great in the pocket with the right sheath.

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby RustyIron » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Again, thanks for looking and the kind words. Maybe I’ll keep this thread updated as I go along.
By all means, do.
My heat treating consists of heating to cherry red and an oil quench.
Grinders are limited to a bunch of angle grinders and bench grinders.
It's fun to see what others are up to.

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:36 am

Really nice work! Very impressive.

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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Larry_Mott » 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! :)
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Re: Liquid Cobra is making some knives..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:05 am

remnar wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Excellent work LC! Have you made sheaths for any of your blades? They look like they would be great in the pocket with the right sheath.

Thanks very much! No, I haven’t made any sheaths yet but I plan on getting started soon. Not being able to carry these little guys has been frustrating.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, 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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