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Tutorials - Making 3 small knives with filework
How I make my filework on knives.
Some designs I drew to see what I wanted to make. (Pictures 1, 2 and 3)

Knife designs drawn on the steel bars. (Pictures 4 and 5)

Comparing sizes with a small blade I use to cut leather, as that's the lenght I wanted for this knives. (Pictures 6 and 7)
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Designs on steel and the first roughly ground blade. (Picture 8)

Grinding a blade. (Picture 9)

Blade after grinder. The knife starts to show from the steel. (Picture 10)

Drilling the steel for the pins and to lighten the weight of the overall finished knife. (Picture 11)

Drawing some blueprints for the filed thumb rests. (Pictures 12, 13, 14 and 15)
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First marking for the filed thumb rests. (Picture 16)

After the initial markings with the saw, it comes the file. (Picture 17)

Filed thumb rest. (Pictures 18 and 19)

All three filework models (thumb rests are finished, the end ones still not) (Pictures 20 and 21)
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Blades almost ready for heat treatment. (Picture 22)

Knife almost ready for heat treatment. (Picture 23)

After the first tempering, I made a second one at lower temperatures to relief tensions. (Picture 24)

Knives after heat treatment. (Picture 25)

3 blades already heat treated with a first polish. (Picture 26)

One of the blades ready to receive the slabs and bolsters. (Picture 27)

Cutting the CF. (Picture 28)
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Drilling the CF for the pins. (Picture 29)

Presenting a piece of CF on an already bolstered knife. (Picture 30)
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