Welding broken hidden tang knives

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Robert Erickson, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Robert Erickson

    Robert Erickson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 2, 2014
    Gentlemen,
    This is about as frustrating as it gets. I was 99% done grinding this blade when the belt caught it and flung it to the ground.
    It's S35VN stainless steel.
    I wanted to reach out and see if anyone has tried welding a broken tang back on?
    Thanks!
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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  2. Mr.Wizard

    Mr.Wizard

    Feb 28, 2015
    I wonder if it would help to extend the weld area further along the spine, a bit like the pattern of the composite blades Kershaw uses?

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    Last edited: Jun 20, 2020
  3. Robert Erickson

    Robert Erickson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 2, 2014
    Good question, I'm not sure.

    I've got someone to weld it for me thanks. It either works or it becomes an Ulu.
     

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