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hso
April 8, 2013, 10:48 AM
I forged this several years ago and dug it out of the pile of ToDoos so I guess I should finish it this year.

It started out as a 3/16ths billet of 1095 and the hammer and steel decided it wanted to be a 4" utility piece with a reduced tang. I just have to finish finishing the blade since it has already been differentially heat treated. LOTS of work still to be done, but it should turn out adequately.

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JShirley
April 8, 2013, 01:56 PM
I like it.

Vonderek
April 8, 2013, 02:03 PM
Looks like it will be a very useful knife. I like a knife with some 'belly' to it. What kind of handle are you going to put on it?

Looking forward to seeing it when it's done.

hso
April 8, 2013, 04:10 PM
What kind of handle are you going to put on it?

I'm not sure yet.

bikerdoc
April 8, 2013, 05:31 PM
I like it and vision a wood scale.

JimStC
April 8, 2013, 06:13 PM
That will be a working knife. Ditto Doc on the scales.

Jim

Piraticalbob
April 8, 2013, 07:43 PM
That would look good with a nice piece of crown stag. You really need to be able to pick your piece for that, though.

wetpowder
April 8, 2013, 08:47 PM
Very nice work.

hso
April 8, 2013, 08:50 PM
I'm probably going to vist Messrs Wheeler and Breed for advice on how to address the mortise tang (being that those are rather difficult). I could weld a bolt to the end to mate with a brass pommel, but...

bikerdoc
April 8, 2013, 10:24 PM
Once you figure out the mortise think about internal pins for a clean look.

rcmodel
April 8, 2013, 10:48 PM
Make a samich out of two scales & epoxy and pin them on through the tang with Cloisonné' pins or bolt them Loveless bolts.

It won't come apart before you or your ancestors do!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/PiggunackSet2.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/th_Knife3.jpg


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