Figl4rz

Knives of infinity

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3 hours ago, Figl4rz said:

Hello everybody.

 

Sadly i have some issues with my footage and i ran into all sorts of problems from lack of belts for my belt grinder up to issues with A/V sync on my videos. I hope you are more patient than me. Just to give you a brief spoiler from the next video i present to you the knife with bevels ~50% done. I have to say it's a challenging grind for me considering it's my 4th knife on a belt grinder and it's the biggest one of the bunch.

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I would love to make a sword of any kind one day but for now i'm sticking to knifes up to 40 cm. Swordmaking is very demanding when it comes to heat treating and i'm not ready to even try it yet. The legate sword is very cool and very functional so it would'n need much changes.

This is so cool! Can't wait to see more progress!

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Looks great, can't wait to see more.

 

Hey technical stuff happen, take your time.

 

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Holy cannoli, that's awesome!  I'd love to see more.

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Just a quick announcement. I have all the footage i need and i'm in the process of video editing. I have to cut 40 min of video to a watchable 15-20 minutes. I don;t belive anyone would watch me rambling fo 15 minutes and grinding for a half hour :D.

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Well if you ramble interestingly off-topic while grinding and it is audible you may be surprised, just look at the YouTube gaming scene.

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Third clip is out and it is in the first post. I tried to make a full commentary on the process - i hope you like it. Just a small disclamer: i know there is reverb in the sound i will get a better mic for the next one.

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New Knife is incoming! I decided which one to make by a vote on a WGC Infinity facebook group.

I always wondered what hid in the haq sheath and thanks to the Ayyar concept art corvus belli finally gave me the answer :)

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Reminds me a bit the "pistol grip" now used in sport (fencing) foils.

I guess it makes it a handy tool for stabbing folks...

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Looks quite good, only thing I can think about improving it is engraving a Nomads logo or some manufacturing company on the hilt to tie it better.

 

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11 hours ago, Errhile said:

Reminds me a bit the "pistol grip" now used in sport (fencing) foils.

I guess it makes it a handy tool for stabbing folks...

Well i din't put the video together just yet but the knife went through second wave of changes during making. 

I got rid of pistol grip very soon - this only works with things that are huuuuuuge (over 40 cm khukris) and very small CQC self defense blades. This was just wrong on this knife. 

The blade geometry and the bevels are also changed. When i was grinding the outline and i saw how perfect this knife is when you get rid of the mish mash happening near the handle i just couldn't bring myself to change it. I went with a slight recurve so it is something between the concept art and my vision and i have to say that now this looks like a knife heavily inspired by middle east culture and history.

 

There is a possibility that i changed too much and i will make another one to atone for my sins... On the other hand i felt that destroying this profile would be a crime against knifemaking. 

 

9 hours ago, PsychoticStorm said:

Looks quite good, only thing I can think about improving it is engraving a Nomads logo or some manufacturing company on the hilt to tie it better.

 

Yeah i know. I would love to be able to put things like steel number, hardness, name of the knife and stuff like that on the spine. Sadly, engraving is a bit out of my reach. I dont have the equipment to do it myself and it's a bit too expensive considering that i can't sell it. Maybe one day i will be famous and rich enough to get laser engraving equipment ;).

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