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Top is a drop point ground from a rasp with Elk handle and brass from old elevator rail.
Middle is Tanto point ground from a small rasp with White tail handle and brass from an old elevator hand rail.
Bottom is a solid brass scrapper I bought at the scrapyard ($1) and put my own handle and pins on.


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A note on rasps, and files. I talked with the materials guy at Nicholson. He didn't give me the exact alloy (trade secret), but said heat treating as W1 would be a good choice. They have used the same alloy for the 47 years he has been with them. Some do get case hardened to add more carbon. The machinist files are the best alloy, the rasps, and non machinist files are a different lower alloy as they are only supposed to used on wood and hooves.

Hope this helps.

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