This is a knife I made almost 60 years ago. _Bob, reminded me of this in his metal working blog. I told Bob I’d get a picture of it, But the knife now lives with my oldest Son down in AR. He kindly sent me some pictures.
Our high school offered an General metals course, in 10th grade. The first 1/3 of the year we learned how to weld, both Gas, & Electric arc. The next 1/3 we did blacksmithing, & forging. The last 1/3 we did pattern making, & casting aluminum.
This knife was made in blacksmithing, or forging class. We learned how to harden , & temper steel.
We also made some chisels, & punches.
The ends of the handle are hand casted aluminum. The rest of the handle is leather, & a plastic like fiber, I guess it was called bakelite.
That metal working class was a great experience, it has helped me a lot over the years.
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