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Offline WH1

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Militiaman's style knife
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:05:20 PM »
1084 steel
8 1/2" x 3/16" x 1 5/16" blade, 13" overall length
forged iron guard, file worked iron bolster
stag handle recycled from an old english carving set
through tang peened over a 1946 silver quarter end cap












Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 11:12:37 PM »
Looks like nice work through out. I like it.

Offline webradbury

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 02:14:20 AM »
Excellent! These knives are a lot of work, I know! Good job
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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 02:28:34 AM »
WH1:

Excellent knife.  I don't know, but, I think that is also one heck of a rifleman's knife.....  Just sayin...
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Offline g.pennell

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 02:42:51 AM »
That’s a beauty, for sure!  Nice work!

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 03:15:07 AM »
 Workmanship and attention to detail, fit, and finish is most pleasing. Good Job.

Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 04:28:26 PM »
But that's a bonny knife, WH1!!

Offline Chrisweiler

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 03:37:01 AM »
Looks awesome! Really like the bolster

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 03:07:35 PM »
Very nicely done. Exceptional workmanship!

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 07:05:30 PM »
Lovely design.  I like the fineness of a fairly large knife.  Too often, knives of this size are over built and heavy.  I admire the craftsmanship and the flat grind following forging. 
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Offline WH1

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 01:09:42 AM »
thank you for the comments.

I have been focusing on improving my forging to get closer to finish and only use a grinder to true up the spine and the profile a little and to remove some of the scale but use files and sand paper for everything else.  I have a belt grinder but while it removes materiel quickly I remove too much too quickly so I like to do it old school on the work bench, it is also somewhat mentally therapeutic.  the File filosophy thread in the shop tools section has been a great reference.   

Offline P.W.Berkuta

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 07:47:40 PM »
I like the blade but that gloss looking handle makes it look like one of those ubiquitous cheap plastic handled carving set knives. ::)
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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 05:16:19 AM »
    Anybody would be proud to carry that.

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Militiaman's style knife
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 06:05:16 PM »
An elegant piece of workmanship.