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Two recent blades


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Questions,

What kind of steel?

What heat treat?

What kind of wood on the handle?

Pins?

 

Other than that they look like a kindling splitters, or a camp knives.  I like the Bolo style better, it seems more defined. Keep it up!

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 Both blades are 5160 steel, normalized,  then hardened and tempered to approx. 58 RC. They are simple blades made to chop. The Golok ( or bolo) shaped blade is a beast far beyond kindling and chops as good as any small axe. (although fatigue occurs quicker, for obvious reasons). Maple handles, with some gunstock stain. Pins are just simple round stock.

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