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Self-Made Knives / Re: Stainless Steel
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 10:35:03 PM »
It isn't easy to identify steel but here are a few things you can do to try and find which family it is in. 

https://www.shew-esteelpipe.com/news/how-do-you-identify-which-grades-stainless-ste-14141864.html

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General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Blood Trailing
« Last post by Chekmate on Yesterday at 09:13:22 PM »
Gonna have to make where you find some blood with flagging after you put peroxide on it.   Tat way you can come back late and see if it disapears.

Keep Your Tinder Dry
Chekmate
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General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Blood Trailing
« Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr on Yesterday at 07:11:13 PM »
The hardest part of trailing is keeping everyone else from stomping around on the trail...


Alan
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Stainless Steel
« Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr on Yesterday at 05:56:34 PM »
I was hoping for a magical solution, but your suggestion sounds like a good way to go.  We had a local Blacksmith, and he was a good one, but, he died and took all his knowledge to the great beyond. 

I'll see if I can find a place in Victoria that can give me a definite maybe on what it is.

Thanks Moe.

Alan
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Self-Made Knives / Re: Stainless Steel
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 05:45:11 PM »
I have a piece of stainless steel flat bar.  I have no idea where it came from or what it was used for.  How can I tell if it is knife quality steel (besides making a knife out of it and having it be no good).

I was reading about various tests (spark, acid, etc..) but I thought perhaps you guys knew of a "quick and easy" method...


Alan

 I think I'd try to seek out an area tool & die maker and ask if there is a simple way of determining the acceptability of your bar stock for making a knife, short of that a local blacksmith may have some suggestions that might help you out.
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General Discussion / Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Blood Trailing
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 05:37:33 PM »
 Something to consider,  Peroxide is not recommended for wound treatment after the initial cleansing of the wound,  peroxide kills off all bacteria including the good bacteria that helps to create scabbing that keeps wounds sealed and dry, peroxide also inhibits new skin growth,  but it is advised to use it in the event that an infection should develop and white puss stars to form.
 Also Peroxide works wonders to wash away blood stains on materials such as clothing , bedding, and furniture,  and while it might work well as a blood finder,  I'm wondering if it would erase what ever blood it finds after a short while making it almost impossible to go back on the trail to help establish direction of travel if the trail is lost while searching it out,  I've had occasion to loose a blood trail on wet fall leaves and had to go back on the trail to where the blood stains were heavier and start over.   :shrug:   
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Self-Made Knives / Stainless Steel
« Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr on Yesterday at 05:27:15 PM »
I have a piece of stainless steel flat bar.  I have no idea where it came from or what it was used for.  How can I tell if it is knife quality steel (besides making a knife out of it and having it be no good).

I was reading about various tests (spark, acid, etc..) but I thought perhaps you guys knew of a "quick and easy" method...


Alan
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: ABOK 551 - Drawstring Toggle
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 04:58:31 PM »
I just used this knot on some nylon cordage that is a little smaller diameter than paracord.  It makes a good "bump" to grasp the line and pull it taut when putting in tent pegs.  Not tying a knot in the cord makes it a bit stronger too.

If you pull this knot real tight it is difficult to untie.  I did not try the triple version.

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Production Knives / Re: My favorite boning knife
« Last post by randyt on Yesterday at 04:50:48 PM »
I use heavy paper from a brown paper bag, held in place with either string or tape.
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DIY and Homemade Gear / Re: peeling spud
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 04:50:32 PM »
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