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    Not your average woodworking piece

    I know its got nothing to do with woodworking, but the scales are of my own design and to be honest, I am rather proud of it.
    So a little while ago I was at some friends, who incidently have a forge. I took over some old garden shears and got to banging and clanging forging out a knife.
    It had been sitting on my side for some time now, waiting for inspiration to take me. Well, it started sunday. I had the day to do what I wanted and got about sorting out this knife.
    I took all afternoon and some evening getting it to a shape I liked and then sanded to where no pits were showing.
    Yesterday I picked it back up and took it back outside for a sharpen. I then realised I hadnt made my bevel down to where a sharpened edge would be... more grinding, sanding and well i then finished off by finally sharpening.
    That evening, while standing making my pen blanks, I thought I would make some hybrid scales for the handle. I got some wood that I liked and took my colours and started to pour. What I managed to turn out today was nothing less than beautiful (In my own opinion) I shall be looking forward to putting this all together over the next few days and having a first finished knife from scratch.
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    Certainly something different, I have seen loads of people repurpose hacksaw blades, garden shears are a new one on that, if the steels good on them then why not.
    I love what you have created blank wise too, very nice. Looking forward to seeing this completed, what pins are you going to use....might look nice with hollow pins or mosaics.....
    Thanks for sharing
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    Impressed no end with your methods and scales ,looking for the finished vknife vmate.

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    That is another thing would like to do, proberly get time in my next lifetime.
    Look forwards to seeing the end results.

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    It is something I've always wanted to get into. Forged in fire has a lot to answer for! I did a knife making day at a local blacksmiths and loved it. always wanted to do it by myself, where I can experiment.
    The scales were an after thought if I am being honest. I was thinking of some nice stabilised woods, but then thought lets go all out. I have some brass pins or even some coby bolts, think thats how you spell them. I think for this one, the pins would be good enough. I do however like the idea of mosaics, and they would be overly hard to create neither. Thanks again everyone, will be posting updates shortly

     
     

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