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Fighter from a file

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by messerist, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. messerist

    messerist Well-Known Member

    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.:)

    Attached Files:

  2. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member


    I like the blade shape very muchly indeed.

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

    Vonderek Well-Known Member

    Rezin Bowie would be proud!
  4. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Doesn't say fighter to me because of the blade/handle angle...but I like it. :)

  5. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Nice knife .
  6. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    Very nice work!
  7. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Well-Known Member

    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."
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I like it a lot. You did very well with that file.
  9. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Very nice!
  10. zhyla

    zhyla Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    And coconut smashers. nice coconut smasher
  12. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like a good camp knife.

    I see you left it full thickness on the spine.

    Is it through hardened or differentially heat treated?
  13. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Looks like an old Ontario on steroids, :) Nice.
  14. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    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?
  15. messerist

    messerist Well-Known Member

    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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