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project knife

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I like it.
  3. Vonderek

    Vonderek Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure yet.
  5. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    I like it and vision a wood scale.
  6. JimStC

    JimStC Well-Known Member

    That will be a working knife. Ditto Doc on the scales.

  7. Piraticalbob

    Piraticalbob Well-Known Member

    That would look good with a nice piece of crown stag. You really need to be able to pick your piece for that, though.
  8. wetpowder

    wetpowder Active Member

    Very nice work.
  9. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    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...
  10. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Once you figure out the mortise think about internal pins for a clean look.
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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!




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