Karl B Andersen
Karl B Andersen
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Journeyman Bladesmith
Joined: Feb 15, 2021
Last seen: Nov 21, 2022
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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 ...

6 days ago
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RE: Membership list search questions

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

4 weeks 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>

1 month 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...

2 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 ...

3 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...

3 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 ...

4 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...

4 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...

4 months ago
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RE: Temp probes/Thermocouplers

I consider mine one of the most important tools in the shop. I would not forge or heat treat without one - so I have a spare. It's the smart blade...

5 months ago
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RE: How to know if forge weld is successful

There should be no delamination whatsoever. I have bent/flexed my San-mai MORE than 90 degrees many times. When making my stainless/simple carbon ...

5 months ago
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RE: Keeping core steel straight

I would hate to have to try it all by hand. I am only able to keep my core centered by using controlled reduction on a press and power hammer. [im...

5 months ago
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RE: Keeping core steel straight

Are you performing your reduction by hand, by power hammer or press? Or some combination thereof?

5 months ago
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