Well...since the early days of waching Ray Mears, iīve been longing for my own Woodlore...but the price on that knife has always made me back-out on bying one...
But as you all probably know, once you get something stuck in your head long enough, you get more and more determined to get it...
The other day i was looking through the garage for something, canīt remember what, but i accidently stumbeled upon an old file. I looked at the file and thought to myself, at that time just for fun, that this could probably be turned into a nice knife.
Got online and just for fun, googeled a Woodlore, only to discover that the measurements were actually perfect for the file!
Ran out, got my butane-torch and started re-softening the knife, and this is by the way the first time iīve actually done anything like this, a knife from scratch with tempering, hardening and so forth, so bare with me that itīs not perfect of course.
So, filed it down to the appropriate shape, grinded, sanded, hardened, re-tempered, annealeded, made scales, sanded a bit more, cut, cut myself (all of this done with the correct beer-intake to work ratio), and after many hours....there i was with my own Woodlore!
So, some details then!
Overall lenght 22cm, blade 10
Scales are made out of cherry, oiled with linseed oil and buffed.
Steel type and hardness are unknown, but since it took me about one whole day to get the darn thing sharp (and i started with a 400 grit stone). iīd say enough.
So...for the pictures then! but bare in mind that i do need to fancy it up a bit more..