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Stag, wrought iron and a old buggy spring


Troy Christianson
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Finally have finished a knife! Seems like I have been making tomahawks almost the entire winter...wait a minute, I have! I needed a break and though about making a "rifleman's knife" to accompany the tomahawks. I forged the blade from my last piece of buggy spring and used sambar stag for the handle. The bolster and butt cap are wrought iron salvaged from a derelict mill in Superior Wisconsin. Thanks for looking.

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Troy Allen Christianson is NOT a "Licensed Bladesmith" so you may treat his posts with the contempt they deserve.

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Thanks JJ, Ben and Kip. Wrought iron is fast becoming my favorite! I do need to make pins out of wrought as well. I used plain old mild steel for pins and you can see the difference. The wrought has a nice grain where the pins don't and they break up the grain and stand out. Oh well, live and learn.

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looks good, Troy

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Good Morning Troy,

I would say you came out of the hawk winter and scored a touchdown in overtime. Great looking piece!!! Love everything about it. Wade

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I dig it.

-Joe

 

"If you do not pursue a genuine path to its consummation, then a little bit of crookedness will later turn into a major warp." -Miyamoto Musashi

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Great looking knife, well done.

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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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