Kevin Colwell Posted August 16, 2009 Share Posted August 16, 2009 (edited) Hello Everyone, I have managed to complete a working kukri to use in trimming some of the small stuff in my new back yard (partially forested). Besides, I wanted one of these to take camping. If you can believe it, I sold the other kukri I made. It is not as "finished" as it could be, but I like it a lot for a real workhorse. It chops and slices like a fiend. Also, you can't tell it, but the whole darn thing is one big weld. I only had 1.25" x.25" 1095 on stock, and I wanted a wider blade. So, I had to weld two bars together to get enough mass. The weld is visible on the spine, but it is invisible everywhere else! For me, getting two pieces of 11" long stock to weld perfectly was a big accomplishment. blade: 12" (around curve and all), 10.5" from point to guard. 3/16" @ elbow 1/16" @ point 1.7" wide at widest 1095 from Admiral Steel Rosewood, brass, and leather. this was fun to make, I forged closer to final product on this than on the last kuk, I have learned to use the edges of the anvil to work bevels down more (or I should say, I am beginning to learn this skill and I played with it on this knife). comments welcome. Thanks for looking. Kevin Edited August 16, 2009 by Kevin (The Professor) please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/ “Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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