Fighter from a file


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messerist
March 14, 2013, 05:19 PM
Here is a fighter(for lack of a better description) I forged from a retired file. The scales are eucalyptus wood with copper pins. Thanks for looking
OAL: 11.5"
Blade: 5.5"
Spine thickness 1/4"
p.s. it has a "secret" bottle opener.:)

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Sam Cade
March 14, 2013, 05:53 PM
Purty.

I like the blade shape very muchly indeed.

The bottle opener looks like it would shred your forefinger pretty quickly though.

Vonderek
March 14, 2013, 06:12 PM
Rezin Bowie would be proud!

JShirley
March 14, 2013, 07:17 PM
Doesn't say fighter to me because of the blade/handle angle...but I like it. :)


John

Deltaboy
March 14, 2013, 07:27 PM
Nice knife .

Valkman
March 14, 2013, 09:37 PM
Very nice work!

Piraticalbob
March 15, 2013, 02:02 AM
Have to agree with John Shirley on this one. If you handed me that knife and asked me to describe it, I'd say "hand-forged kitchen knife."

Certaindeaf
March 15, 2013, 11:33 AM
I like it a lot. You did very well with that file.

Sam1911
March 15, 2013, 11:39 AM
Very nice!

zhyla
March 15, 2013, 12:49 PM
If you handed me that knife and asked me to describe it, I'd say "hand-forged kitchen knife."

But if you ever have a vegetable uprising on your hands you'll be glad to have one of these :).

Looks nice, and I think all knives should have bottle openers built-in.

Certaindeaf
March 15, 2013, 01:05 PM
And coconut smashers. nice coconut smasher

hso
March 15, 2013, 04:47 PM
Looks like a good camp knife.

I see you left it full thickness on the spine.

Is it through hardened or differentially heat treated?

bikerdoc
March 15, 2013, 04:50 PM
Looks like an old Ontario on steroids, :) Nice.

joeschmoe
March 15, 2013, 04:54 PM
In an ice pick grip it could be a fighter. In a forward grip it's groovy camp knife. The shape is nice as a kitchen blade, but the file grooves would trap food/dirt and difficult to clean thoroughly. So it's not suitable as a kitchen knife either.

Nice workmanship. How did you heat treat?

messerist
March 15, 2013, 06:45 PM
Edge quenched and triple-tempered. As I stated, it really follows no pattern. I guess one could apply any term to it they desire. Thanks for looking and all comments.

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