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Making leather skiving knife

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Hello everyone, 

   I am new here and to metal working. I have a question about making a skiving knife for leather working. It will have a chisel grind and wanted to know if any knows what kind of steel was in this older floor scraper and if it would work before I spent too much time with it. Thanks in advance! I don’t know if this picture actually uploaded.

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I make ulu from antique handsaw blades and the steel in them is great!  Make sure you use an antique one, preferable from around the turn of the century, as many of the newer ones are higher carbon along the cutting edge (teeth) but lesser grade steel throughout the rest of the blade.  I think they would work great for a skiving knife.

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