Guess what I got?!?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by A.McPherson, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    Ohhhhh yeaaaaa!!!
    Thanks JT!!

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  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Nice!!!
     
  3. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    i got mine too ! i was curious of suggestions on how thick the edge should be before sharpening, and how far back the main bevel should go.
     
  4. A.McPherson

    A.McPherson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2012
    Yeah, I don't know either, I suppose it really depends what you envision it's use to be...

    Carving axe? Splitting? Fighting? Entry tool?

    Each will have different grinds, different edge thicknesses. I think I'll probably go with a full, or nearly full flat, back to the middle of the checks for the first one. Then maybe a hollow grind or two...
     
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  5. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    On a belt axe this size, the best edge is usually around .020 before sharpening, and run the bevel back about 1/2". That puts the edge angle at around 20° inclusive.

    Grind the bevel to the .020" thick edge and then slightly convex it toa sharp edge to make it more robust.
     
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  6. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    thanks for the input ! i probably would have went 2 inches back with the bevel and made too fragile and knife-like. i hope someone starts a thread where we can show what we have done with them.
     
  7. N.W. Gean

    N.W. Gean

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    Oct 10, 2018
    I got mine the other day. I haven't touched them yet because I have no idea about axe geometry. Knife bevels are giving me enough trouble :D
     

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