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Thrift-Store Finds

Once in a while, I go to a town large enough, with time enough to spare, to visit a thrift shop. Digging through the bins of kitchen knives is sometimes productive. Here is a dollar’s worth: The knife on the … Continue reading

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First Knives of 2019

Here are the first knives to receive the 2019 mark! All are carbon steel, 3 are black walnut handles. This knife has a 7-inch, 3/16 thick blade of O-1 Tool Steel. The sheath has a wood liner for safety. It … Continue reading

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Because You Can…

“Because you can and they can’t, and that is enough reason to help a neighbor.”

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Obstacle or Bulwark? The Wall of Separation

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Starting 2017–New Knives–Unusual

Here are 4 new knives–the first for the new year! All are hidden-tang mortised construction, and all are 154CM steel.

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Primitive Arrowhead Option

Here is a copper arrowhead that I just made out of a 1-inch piece of 1/2-inch water pipe. Sitting on the anvil around it, are all of the tools used. You can see that one side is filed smooth and … Continue reading

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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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