Really cool concept man I really dig the look. I think copper gets hard if you heat or work harden it, which makes me wonder if it will hold an edge better. I don't expect it to get as sharp as steel but curious to see if work hardening it will make sharper. Nice job!
to get a longer lasting and harder edge, think about peening that cutting edge. Like a scythe. It will pull a little material out making it thinner and harder. Then run a stone over it once or twice to fine tune the edge, and you will be good to go.
I saw that there are a good many varieties of copper where some have phosphorous, or lead or silica even manganese to give it certain properties for conductivity or machineability. I always wanted to peen out a copper knife. Good work.
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Really beautiful! What oil is that you soaked the handle in and for how long? Handle looked nice and shiny at the end did you put something on it after whatever was in the jar? Really like how it turned out, only thing I would change would be the blackener I think it detracted from the over al look of the knife. I would maybe move dimpleing process with the ball pin hammer to before the sharpening sand down or somewhere in the middle of all that and also a bit less black if possible, maybe the sanding would accomplish this. Copper tones naturally over time so maybe not needed at all? Idk just a few novice ideas. Nice knife. Thanks for sharing.
Novel Idea. I like copper and I knew before I searched for a copper knife it would not be as edge worthy as steel. Duh. YOU DID A GREAT JOB!
All the complainer's… to hades with them. They just dont understand the creative mindset. But I do… Keep on Bro ! The silver knife could be real cool. If you don't have the silver yet you CDC an work out a nice design worthy of the silver. Can you turn silver into a "damascus" ? Peace.
The knife looks nice but as a newb to knife making videos I am wondering what are the pros and cons when using copper? To date, this is the first vid I have seen where the maker is using copper… My first instinct is that this knife will not be as strong as a steel knife and will not hold an edge very well… Am I wrong?