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has anyone ever used shackles to make knifes ?


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According to the website, http://www.thecrosbygroup.com/ the shackles are forged alloy steel, quenched and tempered, so it is a hardenable alloy.

Probably take some experimentation but seems to be worth a try for free material. If the edge holding is not there, you still have good material for other uses.


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And I have made knives of 4140. Not the steel I'd choose for a carving knife or to filet fish but a pretty good choice for a fighting type knife like the Karambits that I made with it. I also intend to test it for scythe/billhook edges where strength and easy sharpenability are more important than long-lasting razor edges.

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