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Shed Knife (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Bishop, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Full Member

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    Mooching through the kitchen department of a local store spotted a cheese knife...
    Good blade shape, stainless steel and after picking it up to feel the weight realised the handle had to be partially hollow. Several hours later back at the shed after some sweat & swearing with a hacksaw, file and eventually a big hammer the tang fitted snugly into a 10mm hole. Handle contoured for grip and control, looks odd but makes feather sticking effortless. It wont last forever of course, at some point the handle will split but the epoxy filler should hold it for while. I bought two so this first ones a bit of a prototype with luck the next one will be nicer.
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  2. Robbi

    Robbi Full Member

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    Love it ! My kinda engineering ☺
     
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  3. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Looks great!
    I think it will last much longer than you think.
    Rat tail knives are technically very weak, but are known to last for decades of every day use.
     
  4. Muddypaws

    Muddypaws Full Member

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    Interesting shape, but if it works for you then that is just fine!
     

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