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  1. Wayne Bensinger

    2 new knives

    Hey everyone, been a long time since I've posted any work, thanks in advance for looking and let me apologize if I've messed up when I downloaded these pictures, I think I posted without any verbage accidentally. Anyway, the first knife was a mistake. The one with the small whitetail antler...
  2. Wayne Bensinger

    Problem with stainless envelope

    Hi all, I had a peculiar situation last evening while hardening a piece of 154cm. I believe I went to high on my temp- instead of going to 1850', I went to 1950'. The biggest problem I had was that the stainless envelope stuck fairly hard to the blade, although I did manage to get it off. Can...
  3. Wayne Bensinger

    New Bowie

    Hi guys, hope all is well. Boy, it's seems like it's been forever since I've posted a picture of any knives I've completed. Here's a Bowie that I need to just complete the leather sheath. Specs are: Hidden tang 154CM-59RC 12" tip to end 304 SS guard and forefinger groove Snow leopard handle...
  4. Wayne Bensinger

    300 series stainless

    Hello all, I have question about something I've been dealing with for some time now. Just got real tired of it today and I'm gonna ask if anyone else deals with this issue. I have a scrap steel graveyard near me and I bought some bolster materials off of the racks in the yard. They used one...
  5. Wayne Bensinger

    Epoxy issue

    Good morning all, Seams I have a bit of an issue with a knife I just completed and was hoping for some input from anyone who'd be willing to help. I recently came home from work and while getting out of the truck with way to much in my hands, as always, I dropped the new hunting knife I...
  6. Wayne Bensinger

    Hunter/skinner

    Hello everyone, it's been so long since I've posted, I can't even remember the last time. I've been so busy at work but I do try to keep up with the site a few times a week. Anyway, enough with the boring stuff. A few months back a friend asked if I could make two hunting knives, one for each...
  7. Wayne Bensinger

    New folder just off the bench

    -Steel 154CM -titanium liners are .071 -handle material is black and red G-10 -bolsters are superconductor -thumb docs is copper with SS screw -.187 pivot -filing on spine -4-1/8 closed -6-3/8 opened Probably my most trying knife because I hid the bolster screws on the inside which was...
  8. Wayne Bensinger

    Help with etching

    Good evening all, wondering if anybody out there in Knifedogland can help me out with a problem I just had. Here's the details. I ordered two stencils from The Boss and could not wait for Friday night to get here to have some time to try them out on some of my older and more recent work. The...
  9. Wayne Bensinger

    Anodizing titanium

    Hi guys, As many of you know I've been trying my hand at a few liner locks lately which means I'm using titanium. The first knife went well I thought, so my next one I was thinking I would step it up and try this anodizing thingie that everybody but me seems to do, lol! Can anybody give me a...
  10. Wayne Bensinger

    First liner lock

    Hello everyone, just wanted to post some pictures and specs for the first liner lock that I've completed. Overall it was much more enjoyable than I figured it would be, I was actually putting off this for over a year because I was afraid of some of the different technics and materials. Found out...
  11. Wayne Bensinger

    New Bowie out of my shop

    Hey everybody, how are we doing today, well I hope. Finally had some time to finish this knife I've been thinking about for a while now, since around Christmas actually. Along with all of the hunter/skinners I've built for people since then, my wife had me building a new tile shower with dual...
  12. Wayne Bensinger

    Just some stuff I've been working on

    Hey guys, good morning, boy let me first say I really struggle with computers and am having a heck of time posting and getting pictures to albums and posted up, been an hour now and still working on it! Wish there where instructions here, or are there, lol! Anyway, enough babble. I've been...
  13. Wayne Bensinger

    Help, I did it again

    Good Morning fellow Knifemakers, I have another question about HT, another mistake by myself that I need info on. Last night I was HTing a piece of 440c, I had it in the oven at 1900'. It was supposed to be in for 30 minutes but then that's when it happened, the wife called me for spaghetti...
  14. Wayne Bensinger

    Questions about makers mark

    Hi guys, I'd like to start adding a makers mark to my work. I know as many of you stated that it is an absolute must as you move forward in the trade. I really think I would prefer a stamp that I can press into the blade rather that etching because I've seen and heard of so many issues from...
  15. Wayne Bensinger

    I hope I just didn't ruin my two blades

    Hi guys, just realized I made a bit of a mistake. I was setting up my HT oven to do the tempering of two 440C blades. I thought I set it up for 121 C' which should equate to 250 F' I actually keyed in 221 C' which is near 450 F'. I cut the power after about 45 minutes of the two hr soak. Can...
  16. Wayne Bensinger

    having trouble sharpening 440c

    Hey guys, I have a question about sharpening 440c. Is that stuff a buger to sharpen, or is it me? I finished a knife and originally put a 22' edge on it and it was very sharp. I used it for a little while, got it nice dull. When I tried to re-sharpen it, I seem to be having real trouble getting...
  17. Wayne Bensinger

    Great day for a new knife

    Hey guys, just a post here to show all of you how good of a day we had! Raining all morning here in Pa. but that didn't stop the hunt, two good friends each shot big does. So I decided that I was electing myself as official gutter/skinner. Used a knife I just finished last night hoping that this...
  18. Wayne Bensinger

    Damage from sheaths

    Good Evening all, just wondering if anybody out has marred or scratched the finish on their blades by inserting the knife in and out of a kydex sheath? I thought that with the kydex being softer plastic that would not be an issue. At first I couldn't figure out how I was scratching the blade...
  19. Wayne Bensinger

    New concept for a hunter with a gut hook

    Hi guys, Woke up this morning with every plan sit spend the last day of the Penna archery season in a tree looking at a 30 acre field, but my body had other plans as I have been coughing with a screaming sore throat for 4 days. So I thought I'd design a new knife for a client instead of...
  20. Wayne Bensinger

    First Bowie

    Hi guys, well here it is. I was a bit apprehensive at first to start this, but it think it turned out well. O.A.L.- 13" 8"- 52100 hollow grind-57 rc 5" handle- nargusta burl 304 ss gaurd and pommel 360 brass spacers .030 red spacers .172 thick at ricasso let me know your...
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