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BeaverNZ

Simple folding Knife or Peasant Knife

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I am having a go at making some folding pocket knifes, the blades are made from Sawmill bandsaw blade and railway track, I am going to try a coffe etch to see what happens

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Nice looking blades. Looking forward to seeing how the finished knives come out.

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For a variation on that style "Knives and Scabbards, Museum of London" has an example from the late 13th century CE; #309.  I reproduced it one to high levels of authenticity---like no modern abrasives...no electrically powdered tools, etc...

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TwistedCustoms yes I have copied one of those but didnt want to sayso dirrectly unless someone got upset Good spotting Cheers

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BeaverNZ, it certainly doesn't upset me! I would call it an homage. Sometimes a production blade is just too cool not to tinker with. One of my favorite Bowie blades is the Cold Steel Trailmaster. Not a particularly high end knife, but in profile the lines are just..."right". You have the makings of something really special there and I look forward to seeing it completed. No one is going to mistake a blade as nice as yours for a Svord! Since you took the steel to a new level, maybe consider adding liners to the scales to further distinguish it as a Custom. Any rate, keep up the good work.

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And as I previously mentioned that design is quite close to knives being made at least as early as the late 13th century.

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Its all done and I have used a coffee etch which did improve the contrast and using 2000 grit sand paper really helded as well, I had to make 6mm screws into 4mm screws which was a bit fiddley and the barrel was turned from a bronze bolt. I think I will make some more of this style of blade

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I have given them both away to a couple of guys who have done a great deal of vollentary work with cubs and scouts just as a random thankyou for your work

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I was just looking at one from Roman times that was in an old issue of Archeology Magazine,  The handle was a 3 dimensional carving of Hercules.   The Deutsches Klingen Museum in Solingen has several other roman examples in their collection.

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