For the longest time I have gotten away with not needing a drawknife. Until now that is. A customer wants me to make a bokken which is a wooden copy of a japanese sword. This seemed like a decent excuse to buy myself a drawknife. once i got the tool off ebay I then set about making some new handles from black locust (I always find an excuse to use free wood.) Unfortunately after over an hour of work I screwed up the finish when I tried to install the steel rings that i salvaged from the old handles and then I made another blunder by not making the tapered tang holes wide enough so they are stuck 3/4 on the tangs. since its getting late today I will just use it the way it is for now.
On the bright side after sharpening it I noticed some telltale forge welds that tell me this unnamed tool is most likely tool steel sandwiched in iron. When i did a test cut I was able to cut massive chunks from a 2×4 with almost no effort whatsoever
-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/