|Project by drbyte||posted 06-02-2015 06:32 PM||1445 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
Chisel-Knife made from an old lawn-mower blade about .125” thick. I did not grind all pits out, kinda gives it character I think. The handle scales are Goncalo Alves I think. They are finished with multiple coats of Danish Oil. It was a piece I picked up at Woodcraft some years ago. The pins are .25” brass rod. The lanyard hole is a female stud from a hand-saw handle with the threads drilled out. The lanyard is leather with a thumb-loop so you can drop knife to the side and grab it back right easy. I made this for purely utilitarian purposes, such as splitting a little kindling, cutting, hacking, prying. Overall it is about 11 inches, blade is 5”. It can be gripped close to blade or you can drop grip towards tang and get a little more hacking force with it. I’d like to find a blade nearer .25” thick to make one from. .125” is not quite thick enough for really prying much or chiseling. Just an old “beater” knife but turned out very comfortable to hold and use.
-- Dennis, WV