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Thread: One for the Ghurkhas

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    One for the Ghurkhas

    A mate gave me a bit of old Series 3 Land Rover leaf spring, had it knocking around for a bit. Was looking at it the other day and had some divine inspiration!

    This is what happened next:





    That was the rough shaping, then onto details:





    After a temper and a bit more tidying up:




    Then the first polish:





    It took a wicked edge, was cutting free hanging rope tied to a beam in the garage with it no problem.

    Not deer related i know, but I'll gralloch a beast with it when it's finished just to blood it.
    Owning a gun or knife and not using it, is akin to not sleeping with your girlfriend to keep her neat and tidy for the next bloke.

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    Very nice. Now you just need to make the skinning knife and sharpening steel to go with it!

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    Very nice chap ,great to have a tinkle about and make that ..... Talented
    regards
    norma

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    It's looking good. Interesting conversion of a leaf spring. Now.....about the sheath ! ATB
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Crikey, thanks for all the compliments chaps!

    I want to do it as near to an original as a bloke in his garage can get, so it'll have the two little blades in the sheath as well. One a small sharp utility blade, the other will have a dual role like the original, 1, as a piece of steel to take nicks out of the blade and 2, as a fire lighting steel. My plan is to do that one out of a small high carbon steel file, leave some teeth on for blade edge repairs, but also because it'll spark better on the flint.

    Original sheaths are of wood with rawhide covering and a leather frog, so that will be fun!
    Owning a gun or knife and not using it, is akin to not sleeping with your girlfriend to keep her neat and tidy for the next bloke.

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    excellent work

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger9523 View Post
    Original sheaths are of wood with rawhide covering and a leather frog, so that will be fun!
    Buffalo hide

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