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templehound

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A small utility knife with 1.2442 (115W8) blade and copper riveted Ceylon ironwood handle slabs.

Overall length is 200 mm.

Traditional rolled blade and stropped edge resulting in a nearly disgusting sharpness.

Actually too small to be attached to the belt, but small enough to fit in a lot of different pockets.

In Germany a lot of traditional clothing like cultural dresses, work and hunting wear still have slender pockets for knives integrated.

Mostly on the right thigh for folding inch rulers on work wear or for the "Jagdnicker" on hunting pants and "Lederhosen".

Sheath is wet formed raw hide, lined with calf skin. The riged back enhances stiffness and leaving a rhombic cross section that gives more space for the blade and less contact with the leather.

Cheers

 

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Great picture ( all of your pictures are great) what is that tho? Hollowed out piece of wood? 

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3 hours ago, Daswulf said:

Great picture ( all of your pictures are great) what is that tho? Hollowed out piece of wood? 

I guess its a dried banana leaf

 

Excellent work, would put it in my Lederhose

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21 hours ago, Daswulf said:

Great picture ( all of your pictures are great) what is that tho? Hollowed out piece of wood? 

Thanks DASwulf , it is the base of a leaf of a Betel nut tree(Areca catechu),  it is hard and thick when dried, just like wood veneer.

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19 hours ago, KRS said:

I guess its a dried banana leaf

 

Excellent work, would put it in my Lederhose

Thanks KRS, .....und Grüsse nach Bayern!

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Looks like a beautiful place there. Had to go look more up on the Betel nut tree. Always something new to learn. :) 

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I've read about betel nut before, but didn't know about the leaves. Great background for the photo: interesting color and texture, but not so much as to be distracting. 

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