Karl B Andersen
Karl B Andersen
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Journeyman Bladesmith
Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Jan 15, 2023
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RE: Best of 2022?

And I think it's a good tradition. I can never pick just one. They're all different with varying degrees of complexity and aesthetics. So I'll tos...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Wire wraping in handle

I have now made about 10 Quillon Daggers. I prefer a snug fit as opposed to a lose fit, which you would get with an over-sized groove. However you a...

1 month ago
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RE: People trying to Prey on our members

You mean this one? " Hello Mr. Andersen My name is Jacob, I am 15 and I am really interested in bladesmithing. I was going through the ABS w...

1 month ago
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RE: Heat treat

I have had the EXACT same issue with this steel. I use it for some commercial I do. That alloy banding is a real nuisance. The only way I've been ab...

1 month ago
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RE: Everything you can tell me about plunge lines

What are you "plunging" with? Sometimes if you want what others have you have to do it the way they do it. Outside of my own two hands, my variable ...

2 months ago
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RE: Membership list search questions

There are no functions like that that I am aware of.

3 months ago
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RE: Skinning Knife And Boning Design Questions

I'm not too picky when it comes to dressing large game, but one I enjoy making and using is my White Iron Hunter design: [img/p> [img/p>

3 months ago
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RE: Parkerizing - order of operations

I do a considerable amount of Parkerizing. Also, nearly 100% of my knives are take-down. Even the full tang knives utilize screws on the scales, so al...

4 months ago
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RE: Uneven etch

As already mentioned - keep chemicals away from your steel. Nothing is cleaner than just sanded, raw steel. If a piece of steel I plan on etching ...

5 months ago
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RE: reaching out for critiques

That is a very good looking knife and very nice steel. Point - there is no reason to wash the steel with soap and water between etching cycles. Th...

5 months ago
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RE: Round bar Stock

I love using W1 because of its wide variety of sizes. It's basically drill rod so it comes in every size you've ever found in a drill bit. Fastenal ...

6 months ago
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RE: Ohio hammer in

If you look at the schedule you'll see that it is mostly instructional demonstrations. With that in mind it may help to bring a notepad and a few pens...

6 months ago
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RE: Why the "ABS" style of design

Good questions - for sure. Personally, I make everything. Hidden tang, full tang, frame handles, folders, dropped edges, choils, no choils, etc. M...

6 months ago
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