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Utility/skinner/mini Bowie completed


Steve Shimanek

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DSCF5360.jpgI finished this yesterday; steel is from a 1 inch coil spring salvaged from the scrapyard; forged from a 1 1/2 inch length (just wanted to see if I could do it) differentially quenched with local koa wood handle, copper spacer, and brazing rod pins. 8.5 inches overall length with a blade length of 4 1/8 " and width of 1 7/16"; I call it a utility/skinner or it could be a mini-Bowie.

Comments welcome, aloha, Steve
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I really like to make useful items out of odds and ends around the shop, especially the trim from cutting off on the hardy. That's where most of my small tools come from. If I didn't know better I would say you couldn't make a 8.5 inch knife out of 1.5 inches of spring :lol: That's why forging has an advantage over stock removal in my opinion.
Great knife and can't wait to see more.

Ed Steinkirchner

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