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David B McKenzie

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After I cut my hand badly with my camp knife I got several orders for similar knives.

Here's one of them.

As forged.



Ready for heat treating.



Handle glued on.



Handle rough ground.



My camp knife top for comparison.



The finished knife.




A bit of wood cutting to test the blade, this was a 3" thck alder tree.



Another 3" alder.



Finally a 4" thick alder.



I made a little Damascus hunter at the same time.

Here are a few pics of it.





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Great looking knives David, its awesome how close to shape they come off the anvil, Nice work!!

J Anderson R


" Fools live to regret there words, wise men to regret there silence"- Will Henry

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Thanks guys.

I love these big camp knives.

There really isn't much you can't cut with one.

Here's mine and a 6" fir log I chopped through.

I had just chopped down a 7" thick dead dry alder tree before I chopped through this piece.



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Good work. Nice cutting too.

Ben Potter Bladesmith



It's not that I would trade my lot

Or any other man's,

Nor that I will be ashamed

Of my work torn hands-


For I have chosen the path I tread

Knowing it would be steep,

And I will take the joys thereof

And the consequences reap.

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y'know, i think i'm in love! :rolleyes:


keep looking at that knife, it's awesome!

jared Z.


lilzee on britishblades.


From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

-Sir Winston Churchill

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I normally make my all of my large non-Damascus knives from 5160, but it turns out the 4" wide log truck springs I used for this and the 2 others are 1095.


The wood I used on these knives is birds-eye cypress burl.

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