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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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Blade Shapes, Application, and Durability

How thick should a blade be, and how wide should it be?  How heavy should it be? Obviously, this question is relative to the intended use. For example, a rapier blade may be as thick as it is wide, for … Continue reading

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The Effective Sheath–Carrying the Large Blade

A large, heavy knife is a very useful tool. It is versatile, with its long cutting edge and impressive chopping power. It is durable. And it should be fast to access, compared to a hatchet. Its biggest problem is that … Continue reading

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