Practically Tactical 121 - Knives With Shepherd Knives

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On this episode we discuss knives with Sean Shepherd of Shepherd Knives.

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Show Notes

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How are they made

Good steels to look for

How to tell a knife is quality


Patreon Questions:

Travis Slinkard: What is the best way to sharpen a small half serrated fixed blade?

Jeromi Rogers: For someone who knows nothing about knives, is there a style of blade you would recommend to start carrying?

Ryan DuRussel: What is the best sharpening system? Is the spyderco sharpmaker worth the cash?

Andrew C. Perez: Currently carrying a CRKT Cruiser folding knife IWB. It's rather large & my draw stroke to deploy the blade is no very fast. What are some good fixed blade recommendation I can carry around/ inside the waistband for self defense?

Ryan DuRussel: Any good recommendations for a place to restore a WWII Kabar?

YouTube Questions

jagervw Do you draw your inspiration for a design from a functionality stand point or would you saw it is more designing from your imagination ;

jagervw Do you prefer a particular length for either a fixed blade or folder?

Bravo1 Resq Thoughts on appropriate hardness for what type of steels

Bravo1 Resq Info, suggestions, hints, tips, etc for garage knife makers

jagervw Did you have a mentor?

Doug Simon So I want to make my own knife and was thinking about using an old file for my metal. Would I just need to grind it to size and shape or would I need to do the heat treating process as well?

The Bearded Firearm Guy doug, what piece of metal are you starting off with and what heat treatment has been done to the piece metal before you start filing down the metal?

Reality Check Please also ask him if theirs any documentaries or YouTube channels that he likes

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