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Been forging some knives.

Discussion in 'Creative, Hobby and Skills Forum' started by InTheWind, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Chrystalwuzhere

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    Whoa! This is so uber neat! :nod:

    I can't make anything. Not very skilled in that regard.
     
  2. InTheWind

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    A larger one today. :):

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  3. CoreIssue

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    :nod: That is a big one! Nice work!
     
  4. InTheWind

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    Added some color with heat.

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  6. CoreIssue

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    Getting fancy, buddy!

    Next thing you know we will see inlaid enamel and stuff. :D
     
  7. InTheWind

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    Some more knives i made last winter. burl oak handles.

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    Made from a sheep shear
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  8. Willy

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    ... good stuff ... never seen burl oak before. It's such a straight grain hard wood ... learned something ... :D

    ... how long is that one second from the bottom? Nice lines. :nod:

    ... Watch yourself with the last one. :aah:
     
  9. Willy

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    I have one of these that my grandfather gave to me and I have no idea what it's for ... ?? :(
     
  10. InTheWind

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    I am into muzzle loaders pretty heavy , i`ve made at least ten of those burl oak knives and gave them all to fellow ML`s.
    They are my own design and are cut out of a old buzz saw blade, the big ones they sawed fire wood with.
    They average around 10 inches long.
    The weird looking wood on the forth one is Lilac a bro sent me from Australia.
    The sheep shear knifes hold a good edge and make a good patch knife :nod:
    That`s called a ULU, they are used for skinning and chopping veggies, Alaska tool.
     
  11. Willy

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    Now that you mention it, I think I have seen the ULU being used by an Inuit to carve up a seal. It was also being used as an eating utensil. I was worried they were going to carve up their mouths with it. They would bite into a big hunk of blubber and then use the ULU right by their mouth to cut off a bit sized chunk. :kerplunk:
     

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