not quite so useful in bushcraft, perhaps, but another diversion from the things I should be doing...
here is the second installment of my madness
On the run up to the Game Fair I was trying to get a few knives together to sell, or at least have some commissioned pieces there to show off. Unfortuantely I was having power and abrasives issues and I had to come up with things that didn't require forging or a lot of grinding. So I cheated and made some scandi ground blades out of O1, instead of making proper knives
I had some bit(ties) of 1.5mm O1 left from another project,so I thought to use them up. I also figured that to save on grinding and the abrasive belts that hadn't arrived yet, I needed materials that were already flat. i.e. modern materials, not my normal thing!
You have already seen the floracarta Bitty Knife (2.5mm O1), here are the rest.
First up a little number in Dymondwood (I've had a few bits in a drawer for the last 10 years!). Blade Length…….1 7/8” Overall Length…...4 3/8”
next a small thing in blue carbon fibre (picked up at the Exeter knife show and so far only used on a rehandled sak)Blade Length…….2” Overall Length…...4 1/4”
And finally, the most techical madness of the lot. Thermo-Chromic laminates! This stuff is black at room temperature, but changes colour in a warm hand, its the same stuff you get those thermometer strips made from.Blade Length…….2 1/4” Overall Length…...5 1/2”
I've got some other smart materials to play with, but I really should get on with some customer orders now