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Finally, something to post!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by messerist, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. messerist

    messerist Well-Known Member

    It has been a while since I have posted any knife shots here. Life sorta has a way of getting in the way sometimes. I forged this one out of a retired Army 5-ton truck leaf spring. A friend wanted a "cleaver type" knife and this hog is what came up with. The blade is a touch longer than 9 inches and sports a quilted maple handle stained with aqua fortis. The spine is 1/4" thick. I used the knife to hack up some venison and veggies for stew a few nights ago and it performed very well. Thanks for looking.:)
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Kinda Neo Primitive.

  3. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for something like that that will fit into the official chopping gauge box, barely. I like the butdaforge look of yours.
  4. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    Outstanding. :)
  5. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Well-Known Member

    I love cleaver-style knives. That's a nice one.
  6. JimStC

    JimStC Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Really like the handle. That blade is definitely a chopper.
    Thanks for the picture

  7. italy4nra

    italy4nra Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
  8. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    You got the magic going on that one my friend. good to see you back to forge.
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


    I bet that took a while to finish grind!

    I really like the handle material too!!

  10. heron

    heron Well-Known Member

    Nice; looks like a real worker. What's the hole in the blade for?
  11. zorro45

    zorro45 Well-Known Member

    I could haves used that on some chicken today, nice looking knife.
  12. messerist

    messerist Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the gracious comments gentlemen. I put the hole in the blade so that it can be hung from a hook. Most of the cleavers I have collected also have such a hole.
  13. harvjr

    harvjr Well-Known Member


    Love the maple!!


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