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messerist
November 11, 2012, 12:23 AM
It has been a while since I have posted any knife shots here. Life sorta has a way of getting in the way sometimes. I forged this one out of a retired Army 5-ton truck leaf spring. A friend wanted a "cleaver type" knife and this hog is what came up with. The blade is a touch longer than 9 inches and sports a quilted maple handle stained with aqua fortis. The spine is 1/4" thick. I used the knife to hack up some venison and veggies for stew a few nights ago and it performed very well. Thanks for looking.:)
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt204/messerist/JennifersNikon616.jpg

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hso
November 11, 2012, 12:59 AM
Kinda Neo Primitive.

Cool

Gordon
November 11, 2012, 01:26 AM
I'm looking for something like that that will fit into the official chopping gauge box, barely. I like the butdaforge look of yours.

JShirley
November 11, 2012, 02:35 AM
Outstanding. :)

Piraticalbob
November 11, 2012, 07:23 AM
I love cleaver-style knives. That's a nice one.

JimStC
November 11, 2012, 07:30 AM
Very nice. Really like the handle. That blade is definitely a chopper.
Thanks for the picture

Jim

italy4nra
November 11, 2012, 07:31 AM
Very nice.

bikerdoc
November 11, 2012, 08:04 AM
You got the magic going on that one my friend. good to see you back to forge.

rcmodel
November 11, 2012, 12:36 PM
WoW!

I bet that took a while to finish grind!

I really like the handle material too!!

rc

heron
November 11, 2012, 10:17 PM
Nice; looks like a real worker. What's the hole in the blade for?

zorro45
November 11, 2012, 10:32 PM
I could haves used that on some chicken today, nice looking knife.

messerist
November 12, 2012, 07:19 AM
Thanks for the gracious comments gentlemen. I put the hole in the blade so that it can be hung from a hook. Most of the cleavers I have collected also have such a hole.

harvjr
November 12, 2012, 09:16 AM
NICE LOOKING PIECE!!

Love the maple!!

Harv

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