Karl B Andersen
Karl B Andersen
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Journeyman Bladesmith
Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Feb 15, 2024
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RE: First hamon, not sure what happened

I was going to give my long answer, but just to Pop's Knife Supply and look at the two videos on this Hamon 1800 product. Notice the difference on h...

6 days ago
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RE: Satin finish on guard

You might be amazed at what you can accomplish with these. They are a hard rubber that is impregnated all the way through with abrasive. Being somewha...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Edge Wear Without Indented Ricasso

I've made a LOT! of knives like this and am still waiting to hear the first complaint. They would have to be sharpened often to cause a real issue. ...

1 month ago
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RE: Annual Best of thread for 2023

Well, I don't necessarily have a "best" knife of 2023. I didn't focus on any elaborate cutlery creation, Rather, I spent my time improving a few speci...

1 month ago
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RE: My quest to make crucible steel

Got it. We're already friends. I was searching your full name.

2 months ago
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RE: My quest to make crucible steel

Those are good looking pucks. You have a facebook page? I can't find it by your name search.

2 months ago
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RE: blue backing this for the journeymens test

To solve this sort of dilemma, it's always best to build two performance test knives at the same time, making sure to do everything equally. This way,...

3 months ago
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RE: how to polish a rounded plung.

It's effective to utilize whatever you have to reach those tough places.

4 months ago
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RE: demonstration of forgings in Spain

Translation: Hello all friends, I have decided to present my skills as a knife forger to publish some photos of a demonstration of what I have learne...

4 months ago
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RE: Loveless Chute Knife - Guard Fitup

It's your knife - you build it your way. If you are pinning the guard - which I would - then JB Weld would be an acceptable substitute for soldering...

5 months ago
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RE: CONTRATULATIONS to Matt Kirby!

Ed, the only thing I've been able to do since the transition is to use an off-site host for my photos like IMGUR. It costs nothing. I keep a dedicated...

5 months ago
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RE: How far to grind a W2 7 inch chef knife before claying for hamone

If it were me, I'd do an initial grind only up about maybe 3/4" and leave about .040" at the edge. When I do a thin knife like this I will quench th...

6 months ago
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RE: Finishing Handle Pins

That's an excellent video. Thanks, Joshua.

6 months ago
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RE: Are there any Master Smiths around the Durham NC area that would willing to critique for JS presentation knives?

Search the tab on top of the page - ABS Rated Bladesmiths. Steve Randall is in Lincolnton. Give him a call.

6 months ago
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RE: Chambersburg air hammer

Mark, I'm sorry I'm in the photos, but the green one is a 500 and the grey one is a 200. Both Chambersburgs. [img/p> [img/p>

6 months ago
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