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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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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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Skeletonized Tangs–How Do They Hold Up?

Sounds like the skeletonized tang is a lot more dependable than a lot of factory stick-tangs, as we would expect. Skeletonizing a tang is a very reasonable way to reduce weight while retaining strength.

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Scandinavian Star

This set of knives is definitely one-of-a-kind! They have been in the process for a long time, in between regular work. The blades are made from Swedish saw steel, heat-treated to approximately RC 58. The blades are about .089 inch … Continue reading

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4-inch Birdseye Drop-point Knife

This mortised, hidden-tang knife is made from 1095 high carbon steel. The finish is hand-rubbed to 600 grit. Handle is birdseye maple.

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