Attempts at Knifemaking: my first 2 in mumbai

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Attempts at Knifemaking: my first 2 in mumbai

Post by astronomy.domaine » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:02 am

Hi Folks,
Been a while.. and hope y'all doing great ...was totally caught up with the rigors of settling in a new job and a new city. now with my feet somewhat firmly placed on Mumbai soil, I would like to share two pieces which I have just completed (my first two in Mumbai!). Had done most of the grinding and shaping back home and completed the final dress-up here. without any tools what so ever and just sandpaper and the knives themselves, the woodwork and cosmetics are a bit shoddy,, so my apologies in advance.
here are a curved clip point skinning/hunting blade and a short stubby double edged dagger. As always, comments and suggestions are most welcome...:-)

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Post by kshitij » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:06 am

You bug*3r! You come to Mumbai and dont catch up?!
Loved the dagger. Hope to see it first hand soon :D :cheers:
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Post by dr.jayakumar » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:02 am

thats one hell of a work...perfection
a leather cover and its...AMSTRADOM
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Post by essdee1972 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:57 am

I second Kshitij.

Great work, as usual, by the way!

You mentioned you'll be in Powai. Whereabouts? My day job is in that area.
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Post by astronomy.domaine » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks guys! .... thought I'd settle down a bit first before pinging y'all....just didn't realize how crazy a house hunt can get in and around planet Mumbai! ...
Essdee bhai, my office is in hiranandani gardens thats practically an extension of powai...wher r you at?
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Post by brihacharan » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:39 pm

Hi Astro!
First of all...."Welcome to Mumbai"!!!!!
The blades are 'awesome' man, especially the 'dagger'....
We understand your preoccupation with 'settling down' in the city that virtually never sleeps.....
Nevertheless do give us a buzz - Looking forward to meeting you asap!!!!
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Post by astronomy.domaine » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:11 pm

Thanks Briha sir! ...definitely looking forward to get together with you all ...lets plan something up for one of the weekends...!
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Post by brihacharan » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:20 am

astronomy.domaine wrote:Thanks Briha sir! ...definitely looking forward to get together with you all ...lets plan something up for one of the weekends...!


Yes! The earlier the better :D
Here's my 2 cents worth 'Jugad'.....
Get a foot length of bicycle tube & staple to it the same length / width of sand paper (grit of your choice & need)...
Clamp the blade using a vice or 'C' clamp & do 'Toweling' motions on the blade all through & see the finish you get :D
The rubber bicycle tube backing provides the 'even pressure' & that bouncy feel all through the sanding process and also an admirable evenness all along the blade (my FS blades are proof of this 'jugad')
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Post by aadhaulya » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:03 am

AD,

I was good to hear from you after such a long time and to see your lovely creation.

@Brihaji

Your bicycle tube idea is fantastic

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Post by Vassili Zaitsev » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:27 am

Beautiful craftsmanship. Liked both of them. Beautiful in one word.
On the other hand I don't want to loose the opportunity to meet the gang as I stay at Chandivali very near to Hiranandani Garden extn.
Please let me know if the meet is over or going to happen as I can meet some of you.
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Post by astronomy.domaine » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:07 pm

Hey Vassilli, I am put up at lake homes...let's meet up sometime..!
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Post by essdee1972 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:07 am

AD, my office is in Hiranandani Gardens, close to the chaps who help make our teeth whiter. About a rifle shot from Lake Homes, too.

Sending you PM with my contacts.
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Post by Vassili Zaitsev » Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:19 am

Off course AD n essdee..patch me in whenever you are meeting.
Sending you my credentials via PM too.
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Re: Attempts at Knifemaking: my first 2 in mumbai

Post by Vimal844 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:49 pm

ImageI make this knife 2 year ago using angle grinder, wet sandpaper and metal files.
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Post by Vikram » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:06 pm

Vimal844 wrote:
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ImageI make this knife 2 year ago using angle grinder, wet sandpaper and metal files.
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