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« on: October 16, 2015, 05:36:32 PM »

This is a knife I made for a friend from 5160 bar stock, it has harvested game from the 1980's, it has known many hunts and even a new puppy as well as a trip to the dish washer. He has passed away and his wife brought her to me for refurbishing. I did no work on the bade, but a lot on the handle.

Overall length 11 1/2 inches.





I did not have any memory of the blade for some reason, but did remember the buck sheep the handle was from.    

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 11:14:51 PM »

Nice! I really like the horn one that one...particularly the spacer. Looks like it has seen allot of use! I hope my work looks as good 30 years later....
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 04:13:54 PM »

Thanks for the post Ed.  Looks like the handle aged well or you did a really good job restoring it.  It is a great knife and I'm sure it still has several years of service ahead of it.  Were you using a convex grind when you made it?  Also, I am wondering how thick the blade is.  It looks like it was well maintained and still has the full clip point.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 12:55:25 AM »

I should have taken a before photo, the handle was very rough took a lot of time to clean it up, I learned some tricks!!

The blade is a little under 1/4 inch thick and 1 &  7/16ths deep. Most all of my forged blades are convex.

He carried it in his pack, does not look like it was ever on a belt.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 04:45:24 AM »

very cool !

bet it brings up some feelings having it like this.

blessings !
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 08:37:26 PM »

That is a knife ready to handle just about any chore you could throw at it I imagine. I will bet it has seen lots of back country time.  I I have always enjoyed knives this size, but I can see the wisdom of carrying it in the pack.
Most knives that stayed on my belt were usually 8" or less when I hunted regularly.
The feeling of being able to handle old friends like this is certianlly special.
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