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  2. I just found them on ebay and they sell the pouch also
  3. Congratulations mate, that was a great read thanks for sharing. Your passion for knife making definitely comes through in that post.
  4. It would be great if this sharpener came with a pouch. Will have to go through my drawers to see if I can find something suitable.
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  6. Yeah, it will be brittle. Try putting it in an oven for 2 hours at around 150C, let it cool to room temperature, then give it another 2 hours in the oven. Ideally you want to do that right after its cooled from the quench, but you could still give it a go. This is the down side of using mystery steels though, as the quench and temper is all guess work. If you use a known steel like 1075, there is a pretty specific heat treatment to follow for the best results.
  7. In the past when I asked shops to match price, they would not consider it unless site is Australian domain (.com.au).
  8. You tried it from that site?
  9. Didn’t end up tempering it, should have though because it seems a bit brittle.
  10. https://www.fruugoaustralia.com/guided-field-sharpener-knife-and-tool-guided-field-sharpener-worlds-top-manual-guided-sharpening-tool-system-for-tools-and-knives/p-264510341-582834936?language=en&ac=google&asc=pmax&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6auyBhDzARIsALIo6v8Q4ob1yuG22hWoAA8A99JQMkO2TeSuUkkTktISX59pscAOmvJzXekaAh_kEALw_wcB
  11. I got this sharpener this morning for $59 (Sydney tools will price match from "generaltools" website - sorry Duncs ) So far sharpened 5 knives, two of which were longish flexible kitchen knives and 3 of my knives. Impressed with it. Takes no effort at all and it takes very little time. I noticed they are also selling different attachments for it.
  12. Great info, i struggle to get knifes really sharp also. I will be doing some searching here in SA to find one of these sharpners
  13. Hey, nice. Did you temper after the quench?
  14. i get bored easily haha, also having a day off helps.
  15. They have them for $69
  16. I forgot to mention. The LGS had two models from the same mob. This is the more expensive of the two
  17. Don’t tell me if they’re selling them cheaper 😂
  18. Cheers mate, I will be getting one tomorrow. I seen now that total tools and sydney tools are selling them as well
  19. Wasn’t cheap. $70-ish I think. Glad I bought it though.
  20. Glad I’m not alone - on both counts 😂
  21. I am always on a mission for a good sharpener. How much was it mate?
  22. Same here Duncs! This is the best sharpener Ive ever had. Ive never been able to get my knives hair cutting sharp before buying this bitta kit.
  23. I missed out on the knife sharpening gene. I can take a beautiful knife and turn it into a useless piece of blunt steel in a heartbeat. It’s got to be a technique problem - I’m not blaming the tools. But I just can’t seem to get it right. I’ve tried all sorts of hand-held sharpeners, steeles, etc and nothing managed to change the outcome. Sharpening rigs like Lansky work ok but they’re not something I want to lug around in my pack all day or have to set up during a butchering session. Because of this I tend to be drawn to new types of sharpeners when I see them. I don’t buy them all!! But I usually take a look. I noticed this at my LGS today and really liked the idea that it had 20 degree guides on it to help get the angle right rather than relying on me to guess, so I shelled out for it. I just had it a crack on my fox scalping knife and bloody hell! I reckon it’s sharper than when it came out of the factory! If you missed out on that gene too, this is worth a look.
  24. You don’t muck around, do you mate!! Good work!
  25. Hey all, thanks to RifleTuner I had a go at making my own forge so I could heat treat a knife. after I figured out how to light those bbq briquettes I put the knife I had cut out into it. I used an air mattress inflater to get it nice and hot. I dunked the redhot blade into some vegatable oil and let it sit for a minute or so. I then repeated the process a few times, not sure if that’s the way to do it but oh well? made a handle out of some nice redgum and use an angle grinder to smooth it out. It’s a pretty rough knife but it’s nice and sharp. I could definitely improve this knife but I’m happy with it for now.
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