|Project by jm82435||posted 1412 days ago||2141 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
Seeing another post with a wooden “flint knapped” blade prompted me to post this one. I made it a long time ago. It has a lot of memories for me. I made it back in my machinist days. The handle is made from an old fence post my Dad brought back from his place in Mexico. He gave me a little piece of it about 4-5” long. I was ripping the scales for the handle on the tablesaw and you probably know the rest of the story. It kicked back and broke my left thumb. That was a good lesson learned. I have never been tempted to cut anything that small (and hard) on a tablesaw since. The guard is 660 bronze (scraps from work) the pins are brass brazing rod. When it is oxidized it is easier to see the brass pins in the bronze. Anyway, the blade is O1 tool steel, heat treated and quenched in used motor oil to give it the black color. It is a variation of a drop point skinner I used to make. It is very well balanced and feels good in your hand. It isn’t very useful – but it is always good for a double take, people like to pick it up. Some are, at first glance, fooled into thinking it is a stone blade. Anyway, something different.
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