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Made My Own Skiver/paring Knife

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So I thought I would attempt to make a skiver/paring knife since I was board at work on a Sunday.

It is 1/16" thick stainless, I think it may be a little to thick and may have to be machined down thinner. The shape was taken from a couple Japanese utility knives I have seen online. Thoughts, suggestions?

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Looks OK to me. 1/16th is OK but you might find after you've been using it that you want to grind back the bevel a bit more; ie make the angle of the cutting edge a bit more acute

I assume you will be fitting a handle?

A browse through catalogues and websites shows that there are quite a few different styles of skiving knife; if it works for you, that's all you need; just learn to use it

Make a simple sheath or blade protector for it; both to protect the cutting edge from damage, and to prevent other things from the blade

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Very nice.. Whats sort of angle should be put on the blade? Is it particular o the type of cutting tool or pretty standard.

I need a leather knife and was thinkig of also being bored at work ;)

Cheers

Alex

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1/16" is plenty thin enough. As Zuludog mentioned you can grind your bevel back if you want a feathered edge, and I think you'll be happy if you do.

What kind of stainless? I suspect your plan is to wedge the back in a handle similar to the japanese models I've seen? I would opt for pinning the handle on to ensure zero movement, but if you already have it hardened you would need to use a carbide drill bit.

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1/16" is plenty thin enough. As Zuludog mentioned you can grind your bevel back if you want a feathered edge, and I think you'll be happy if you do.

What kind of stainless? I suspect your plan is to wedge the back in a handle similar to the japanese models I've seen? I would opt for pinning the handle on to ensure zero movement, but if you already have it hardened you would need to use a carbide drill bit.

Is there a easy way to harden without having a fire pit?

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Not really sure where to go on that one. In short, no.

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I think you've all seen me post this website recently, but here it is again. Go to their forums

http://www.britishblades.com

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