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I was making some cable damascus for another member of this forum and I had too many irons in the fire...litterally. I was working too quicly and one of the billets had a cold shunt in it. I wasn;t sure how deep it went, so I just made another billet to send off. I figured I'd make a usable, but ugly knife out of it and see how it worked. After the quench and temper, I clamped it in a vice and flexed it around a good bit and it didn't crack or fail in anyway. No I with I would have put a bit more time into making it more pleasing to the eye. Anyways, it sure isn't pretty, but it should perform its duties well.


Steel: Cable Damascus

Overall Length: 8.25"

Blade Length: 4.125"

Thickness at spine:0.20" (yeah, a bit thicker than most :-) )

Handle: wrapped, 550 cord

grind: flat

Sheath: hand stitched full grain leather.


BTW, in the third picture you're not seeing flaws in the steel, those are little bits of leather coming off of the inside of the sheath.





Have you ever thought about the life of steel? It's interesting to think that you can control the fate of a piece of metal.

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