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Here's little deer knife I made from a industrial wood chipper blade. Did all
Work with files so as to keep temper. Did use wheel to polish. Made handle
out of Black Walnut. Made fasteners out of 30/30 brass for handle. Whipped
up sheath out of scrap leather. I cheated and drilled holes for stitches on
drill press. I'm old school but not dumb. View attachment 1208


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Excellent job, Morrisdan! I make knives as well. I really like your idea of the shell cases for pins.
There is no such thing as cheating in the bushcraft world, i use a Dremel with small bits from time to time myself, it's a respected way to do it in this world.

BTW, you can make a small forge out of any large can that can get you up to temp. There are instructions on Utube how to make them. I made one from an A/C freon can that i used until i made one from regular refractory and heated it with a propane torch. I use two torches to heat my new one and they work just fine.

Again, nice job and looking forward to pics of your up and coming work.:):flag:


The forge i built from refractory brick and mortar that friend gave me;
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I used the charcoal method early on and both times I warped 1/4'' files. That's a good idea though a hair drier would be enough.
What really puzzles me.....howd he get the leaf blower to start on the first pull?:rofl::flag:
 
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Working on a Bowie now, probably won't finish until winter. Got a piece of
Simmons tool steel 21/2" x 18" x 1/4". Has heat chart on wrapper. Put
together forge whenever I need one and use old Electro-lux sweeper
for air supply. Going to use deer antler for handle slabs.


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Tool steel is great however, hard, hard, hard. You'll need your forge to anneal it or you'll never drill holes in it.
Sounds nice though, good luck with it and show us some pics as you progress.:thumbs::flag:
 

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Just got an order for another chefs knife, Morrisdan.
This one will be made from D2 toolsteel 1/4" X 2" X 18" have to fire up the forge tomorrow morning.
How are you coming on your Bowie?
10 1/2" blade 6" handle with brass guard and butt plate. Mosaic scale pins as well.:flag:

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Out of my head and into steel.:flag:

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