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Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by vmax, May 16, 2019.

  1. birddog

    birddog bullshit meter

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    That, and files. I have old kitchen knives that my grandad made out of files and they sure hold an edge.

    That’s a sweet knife. He put a lot of work into it, without a doubt.
     


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  2. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Thanks
    I'm having a cop buddy that does leather work on the side make it a fitting sheath

    I'll post pics...
     
  3. birddog

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    One of the shop classes I had in HS was leathermaking. We started with Tandy kits then moved up to cutting our own patterns. In hindsight, it was fun.
     
  4. Bithabus

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    Cool! I love knives. Especially one of a kind knives.

    Doesn't look like D2 or any high Chromium steel. As has been said, "leaf spring" is a good guess for this sort of knife, which would approximate an AISI 5160.
     
  5. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    A buddy taught me how to make knives.

    We used 440 Vanadium and micarta handles for most, but not all knives.

    He had a Phd in metallurgy, retired, had a great shop for knife making, but cancer finally got him.
     
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    Pretty nice of him.
     

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