Monthly Archives: November 2016

3 1/2-inch Hidden Tang

Here is a one-of-a-kind piece that I just finished. This blade blank has been gathering dust for a while, and it finally got finished! The steel is 1/8″ thick 154CM. Overall length is 7 inches, weight is 3.6 ounces.  Handle … Continue reading

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Horizontal and Vertical Sheaths with Firesteel Mounted

The sheath on the left is a standard vertical pouch. On the right, is an ambidextrous horizontal sheath. The knife is a 3-inch Compact, in O-1 Tool Steel, and brown canvas. Firesteel handles are also brown canvas micarta.

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Securing the Firesteel

Seems that a friction-fit on firesteels just doesn’t cut it. We need to tie them in. Here, we have a nice matched set in mesquite. Notice that the rod protrudes far enough past the mounting loop that we can run … Continue reading

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Imperial M-7S Surival Knife

Someone brought a blade in, and I finally deciphered the “S” from the tang stamp, with help of the www. Evidently, Imperial decided to use up a bunch of leftover M-7 bayonet blades, and put a cross-guard with screwdrivers, and … Continue reading

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