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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.

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Ready for heat treating.

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Handle glued on.

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Handle rough ground.

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My camp knife top for comparison.

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The finished knife.

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

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Another 3" alder.

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Finally a 4" thick alder.

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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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