Broken blade & antler shed


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Loosenock
November 14, 2013, 06:39 PM
I've had a broken knife blade and a box antler sheds laying around for a few years. It was a nice day here in Colorado and felt like a day to tinker around in the garage. With a broken blade, the crown section of an antler shed, and a 1" piece of 1/8" soft iron rod and a little oxidizer for the handle I came up with this.

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The blade is 3 3/8" and over all length is 7 3/4". Should make a good small game, fish and camp knife. Need to find some leather some place and make a sheath for it.

Hey, anything to keep us retirees busy.

'loose

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Valkman
November 14, 2013, 08:52 PM
Nice job! I hear you on keeping busy, it can be tough.

hso
November 14, 2013, 10:38 PM
I'm afraid you don't have enough tang in the handle to make it a user so be careful with it.

Loosenock
November 15, 2013, 08:15 AM
The slot in the handle was very carefully filed so the flat surface at the rear of the tang fit very snug to each other. That eliminates any possibility of the blade pivoting like a friction folder. Also during fitment the depth of the slot was left a hair short. So it required having a taper ground on one end of the rivet to get started in the rivet hole of the blade. When driving in the rivet it further forced the rear of the blade very securely back against the bottom of the handle slot.

When the blade was set in the handle for a trail fit there was no play at all in the blade.

After the handle was oxidized and burnished the blade was given a generous application of JB Weld and reassembled. The 1/8" iron pin replaced through the handle and blade. The knife was then placed on an anvil and the iron pin peened.

Anybody using any knife should be careful while using it.

'loose

Dframe
November 15, 2013, 10:52 AM
Looks like it would make a DANDY patch knife for a ML rifle. Nice work.

plmitch
November 15, 2013, 01:06 PM
Good looking job done there!

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