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Marking Knife or Prison Shank, You be the Judge...

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Project by AkBob posted 08-18-2011 12:50 AM 2388 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quick little project while I finalized my escape plans, Mwahaha!

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jeepturner

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 01:45 AM

The answer is C. Both a marking knife and a shank. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes use is in the hand of the wielder.
:-)
Nice marking knife, I like the cover.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 01:56 AM

^ ditto what he said. This made my day.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Transition

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 04:17 AM

No, no, no… Survival tool!

The answer depends on where you are.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 04:20 AM

If you’re wielding that thing, you ARE the judge. Really nice knife. Putting down the pencil and picking up a proper marking knife changed my work a good deal.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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AkBob

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 04:33 AM

Rofl, yes Bertha, I guess that would make you the judge.

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Roger

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 03:07 PM

nice marking knife/slice-n-dicer/whatever.. :) I wanted to make one o these since I seen it in a mag. (I forget which one). what did you use for the knife?? Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 03:59 PM

Nice !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Paul

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 04:05 PM

A bit short for a shank I shink.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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AkBob

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#9 posted 08-18-2011 04:38 PM

Hey Roger, This knife came in a kit. I was trying to look up where I got it from as it had been laying around for a very looong time but, cant seem to find the receipt. Pretty sure it was from a magazine? Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. If I find the receipt I’ll pm you with the info.

Thank you all for the comments.

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William

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#10 posted 08-19-2011 01:04 AM

Nope. Too nice to use as a prison shank. You have to get rid of shanks quickly in prison. You would never use something this nice knowing you’d have to toss it.
Hell no. I most definately am not going to tell how I would know such a thing!

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Transition

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#11 posted 08-19-2011 05:19 PM

@Roger – I bet you could use an x-acto knife refill balde – $6 for a pack of 15 at ACMoore. They also sell rotary blades, if you wanted something that rolled.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA - www.TransitionTurning.com

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lcurrent

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#12 posted 08-19-2011 05:38 PM

Looks like a shallow staber to me with a depth guage

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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#13 posted 08-19-2011 06:00 PM

depends whether you keep it in your workshop or your sock…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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AkBob

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#14 posted 08-19-2011 06:27 PM

ROFL, now that was funny Manitario!

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#15 posted 08-20-2011 08:59 AM

Very nice knives. I think I will try to make one of these this weekend

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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