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Fighter from a file

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

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  1. messerist

    messerist Member

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    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.:)
     

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  2. Sam Cade

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    Purty.

    I like the blade shape very muchly indeed.

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

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    Rezin Bowie would be proud!
     
  4. JShirley

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


    John
     
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    Nice knife .
     
  6. Valkman

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    Very nice work!
     
  7. Piraticalbob

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    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

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

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    Very nice!
     
  10. zhyla

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    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.
     
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    And coconut smashers. nice coconut smasher
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    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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