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skeleton knife

Post: # 224812Post scrap »

A compact but very sturdy little knife.
It was cut from the hefty blade of an old chopper,known in Belgium as a ''hiep''
Most of the rough work was done at my job,during coffeebreaks or whenever the boss was off somewhere... :lol:


Total length is just 14 cm,5 mm thick carbon steel.

The cutting edge was hardened at home, using a propane blowtorch and a bowl of ice water.
I thought about polishing the entire knife,but I prefer the worn look and the hammer marks of the old hand-forged blade to show.
So the handle was lightly etched with a mix of vinegar and phosphoric acid to restore the patina.
I'm still contemplating on a sheath,but I'm currently undecided between a wooden magnetised one or a leather one.
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Re: skeleton knife

Post: # 224818Post frozenthunderbolt »

Very nice - loverly ergonomics
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Re: skeleton knife

Post: # 224821Post Carltonian Man »

Very nice Scrap, you've definitely made a "Little object of desire" there. :salute:
If you go for the magnetised sheath option might the knife be inclined to collect iron filings, metal whiskers etc.

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Re: skeleton knife

Post: # 224823Post oldjerry »

Nice one,looks like it might make a good throwing knife too.Instead of a sheath you could just carve a blade protector out of a bit of hardwood,and hang the knife from your belt.

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Post: # 224900Post mrsflibble »

I love this, it's beautiful.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 224917Post MuddyWitch »

Really smart. A thing of beauty and practical.

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