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Thread: Rabbiting/Utility knife???

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    Rabbiting/Utility knife???

    That's right folks, another dreary attempt at fabricating a cutting implement!

    It started life as this quite boring (to me) blank which i filed out of some of eBay's finest 3mm 01 tool steel:





    and it sat around for nearly 3 years!


    I say boring because it is completely bereft of any of my usual gaudy file work.


    Then, Sunday art'noon i had a funny five minutes in the garage, ground the spine and tip down to something more organic/interesting, sorted out a piece of antler, stuck it on over night, and this evening started the handle shaping.


    Here's where I'm at now:









    Obviously needs some more work done to the handle, a bit more fettling of my blended brass pins, and then of course a clean up and a coat!


    I have no idea what the future holds for it. It'll most likely end up laying around, being used to open the odd letter, p'raps the odd deer, then fade away to the depths of my Man cupboard!


    Anyway, it's nearly bedtime, hope y'all like it and have a nice day now y'hear!
    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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    Nice work....
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    Quote Originally Posted by remmy700 View Post
    Nice work....
    "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"
    Love that ! And the knifes very nice too .

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    That looks like a lovely knife digger. How did you temper/harden then blade? That is what i'm struggling with a bit with my home made effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liongeorge View Post
    That looks like a lovely knife digger. How did you temper/harden then blade? That is what i'm struggling with a bit with my home made effort.

    Thanks mate!

    I'm blessed with having a forge in my garage!

    However, if you're stuck, you could send the knife to Mr Mick Wardell of Bideford Devon, he provides a first class heat treating service. I've used him a few times, more so for stainless stuff.


    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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    I really like that mate nice work, I wish I had the skills to just 'knock something up' like that!!! I have a bit of a knife fetish tbh so if it ends up laying around let me know and the Mrs can buy it for me birthday for sorting the bunnies!!
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    Seems your onto a winner.........there Nick, very nice mate is the antler home grown or bought ?

    Rgds, Billy.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Thanks mate,

    the antler is cast park deer, Manchurian Sika I believe. There's much better stuff around, but this gear is nice to work with.
    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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    Just about finished it during my lunch at work today, a bit of polishing and it's done:







    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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    Cracking job mate
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