Just wanted to show you the knife I made my good mate Dougie for his 40th. Ive known him for many years and was in the RAF with him and with out him I would never have got my FAC, shot my first deer or shot a Gold Munti. So as I like making knives I decided to make him a knife to remember. The knife is 4mm 01 carbon steel, probabley around rockwell 58-59 after I tempered it. The grind is a 23 degree scandi grind.The back of the spine has has wee bit of simple filework then file with Araldite and black resin, then black liners and bocote wood scales added.
The sheath was coloured with vinegeroon...that a mixer of rusty wire wool and vineger , sets up a chemical reaction that colours the leather ...luvleeee.
Finally buffed it to a mirror finish
Oh and trust me ...its razor sharp...you can shave with it ...prep a deer,skin it and more....and shave with it again...thats the beauty of 01 steel