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So I made a Knife

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So I made a knife and I thought I'd share it with you guys (Actually I just got ripped apart by a wolf yesterday and to fill the emptiness that the lost game left, I though it would be a good time to show off this knife I made recently):

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Here it is from the other side:

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Here I'm gripping it:

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It feels good in my hand... well I shaped it for my hand plus the handle is quite thick so my fingers don't dig into my palm.

 

This is only the second knife I made so there are some flaws, imperfections, and what not. You can see in the photo above that a bit of the tang is visible right below the handle scale.

There's a bit of a gap between the handle scales and the tang:

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So it's not as pretty as it could be but it works. I've used it for a variety of purposes, mostly shaping wood.

The steel is salvaged from a piece of scrap that I found and spark tested. I shaped it using a hacksaw and an angle grinder. For heat treating, I quenched it in used cooking oil and tempered it in a toaster oven.

The handle scales are made out of rambutan wood held unto to the tang using aluminium pins and clear epoxy.

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Nice! Not a knife expert, but it looks like a solid piece of kit.

Did you have a particular type of use in mind when you were making it? 

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10 hours ago, Mel Guille said:

Nice! Not a knife expert, but it looks like a solid piece of kit.

Did you have a particular type of use in mind when you making it? 

Thanks. For this I wanted a kind of camp knife or survival knife. A bit of a multipurpose tool but specifically with a bit of heft for chopping and a pointy end for drilling and fine carving wood. Oh and it also has a 90 degree spine for scraping wood, bamboo, etc. and striking ferro rods.

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It looks pretty to me. Love that you made it with scrap metal :)

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I like watching that Forged in Fire show or whatever it's called where amateur blacksmith or bladesmiths compete to forge the best blade....

A part of me always wanted to be a blacksmith, or a glass blower....

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