|Project by JohnAjluni||posted 06-17-2011 06:12 AM||1318 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Now I used pine for the handle…I know what your thinking why pine?! Its a soft wood! well there is a simple answer its a practice knife! I started to use maple but i screwed up the handle by glutting way to deep so instead of wasting my maple i used pine just to practice on. The whole knife is about 7” long and the blade it self is about 3”. The blade was made out of a 1/8” inch piece of hardened steal that i softened and re hardened after shaping. It took me about 20 hours of work over the course of a week. the blade is so sharp you can shave with it ( i wouldn’t do that though if i where you). The handle has about 5 coats of polyurethane on it. I used Minwax Wipe-On Poly just for ease of application. I shaped the handle with different types of files and a belt sander. Oh and another thing i know i didn’t use rivets to hold my practice knife together because i wanted to test and see how just plain epoxy would hold up over use!...Hope you enjoy!
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