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Got Recurve? Show me!!

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by zuluninja, May 20, 2016.

  1. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009


    that's a very nice looking first attempt at a recurve!
     
  2. Gaston444

    Gaston444

    Oct 1, 2014
    I did try the Katz Alleycat, because the recurve seemed very slight. I the end, even that proved unsharpenable, and I got rid of it.

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    I find that the only proper way to sharpen any knife is using a flat Dia-Sharp hone, and its flat surface had great trouble getting in there at the back of the Katz, even using just the corners in tricky ways... A rod sharpener is drastically inferior in my view, and gives no "shadow" reference for maintaining a correct angle. I consider such edges a functional mistake.

    I often thought about getting the SOG Fatcat, but in the end I knew what would eventually happen: I would get dissatisfied with the rear edge, and would get rid of it... For a similar size folder I opted instead for the old, very heavy and clumsy Al Mar SERE 3003. Quite beautiful in its own right.

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  3. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    to each their own, I guess. Sharpening a recurve ain't easy, but not impossible; they sure are not for everybody.
     
  4. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    I love me some recurve. I'll pics of the rest of mine soon.
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  5. biker bo

    biker bo

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    Mar 10, 2015
    O1 with hot vinegar and onion patina. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  6. Delta1067

    Delta1067

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    Apr 21, 2009
    Brock Blades
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  7. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Aug 21, 2011
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  8. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Not sure I absolutely love or hate recurves, but do have a few mild ones. I have not had any problem sharpening them. Just a different learning "curve". [emoji12]

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    Doh! Forgot my BK4 and a few others.


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  9. Highlander 20026

    Highlander 20026

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    Jun 19, 2015
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  10. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
    damn tommy, the coat on that cs khuk is out of this world!
     
  11. ThePeacent

    ThePeacent

    Sep 15, 2013
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  12. allen456

    allen456 Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 13, 2012
    Thank you!
     
  13. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
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  14. TickTock

    TickTock

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    Jul 21, 2016
    Nice! What finish is that?? sweet!!!
     
  15. jared yerger

    jared yerger

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    Dec 16, 2014
    hand forged from 80crv2 [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  16. jared yerger

    jared yerger

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    Dec 16, 2014
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  17. zuluninja

    zuluninja boricua grinder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 25, 2009
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  18. Peter77

    Peter77

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    Mar 29, 2017
    Cudeman 291 :)
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  19. olymon

    olymon

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    Apr 27, 2017
    A few recurves I made a long time ago. I took quite a break from knife making. The real big one in brass and blue was the one that had other people wanting a recurve for themselves. The big one was a leaf spring. the others were mainly really large files.
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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017
  20. olymon

    olymon

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    Apr 27, 2017
    That photo bucket third party hosting thing is really messing with a lot of these people posting on here. I had all of mine blocked and I didn't really have many on there.
     

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