Monthly Archives: November 2015

Poor Man’s Kydex

Really, Kydex isn’t that expensive. But, not everybody wants to order a sheet of it just for an experiment. Anyway, here’s what happened when I stuck a Victorinox paring knife into a piece of hot CPVC water pipe: The piece … Continue reading

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From Junk to Jewel

This axe came into the shop as an ugly little hatchet-head, covered with dings, dull as a brick, and mushroomed from being used as a splitting wedge. The first job was to get the remains of the old handle out.  … Continue reading

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Buck “Special” (Model 119) Tang Exposed

Here is a chance to see inside the Buck 119, “courtesy” of a house fire. We found the blade in the rubble, and the owner gave it to me.

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