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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April 8, 2013, 12:56 PM
I like it.
April 8, 2013, 01:03 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.
April 8, 2013, 03:10 PM
What kind of handle are you going to put on it?
I'm not sure yet.
April 8, 2013, 04:31 PM
I like it and vision a wood scale.
April 8, 2013, 05:13 PM
That will be a working knife. Ditto Doc on the scales.
April 8, 2013, 06:43 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.
April 8, 2013, 07:47 PM
Very nice work.
April 8, 2013, 07:50 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...
April 8, 2013, 09:24 PM
Once you figure out the mortise think about internal pins for a clean look.
April 8, 2013, 09:48 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!