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Troy Christianson

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I forged this skinner from a chunk of file that I found in the bottom of my annealing bin! I bought the vermiculite four years ago. I can't for the life of me remember when I put that file in there but anyways, this is what I made. OAL: 9.5 inches. Blade 5". Handle 4.5" Copper and brass make up the bolsters and pins. I used some eucalyptus scales that Bruce Norris sent me along with his KITH Sica blade. When his knife arrived I lifted the box and wondered why the box was so heavy. Upon opening I found out why. Bruce sent about a cord of eucalyptus wood along with his excellent knife. These scales are probably rate a "5" on a scale of 1 to 10. I am saving the really nice ones for later :D . p.s. I used Bruce's knife in battle today against some invasive buckthorn scrub. The poor foliage didn't know what hit it!

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Dang, that is a mighty fine skinner! I love the file pattern left on it!

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A fine skinner all the way around. Love the use materials.

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Cool!

 

I like the bolster texture and the smooth filed groove toward the rear of it. Nice contrast!

 

--Dave

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If that is a 5 out of 10 I can't wait to see the 10. Nice job Troy I love the blade profile!!!

 

Kip

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I like that one, also. I am a sucker for copper!

it looks great, and I always love to see a working knife made from an old file. Just good use of materials.

 

kc

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Great skinner Troy!

 

It is nice to see some of this wood actually getting used instead of just sitting in a drawer, gathering dust. Just the inspiration I need this morning to get out to the shop and... Groan. Clean it.

 

~Bruce~

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Wow, i like overall, but the details in self are great,with your permission I copy that profile.

 

Saludos desde Mexico

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Perfect tool for it's intended purpose.

I think this is one of the nicest file knives i have seen.

 

Bob

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That looks really good! And like everyone else, the bolsters really stand out to me.

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Very nice.

 

I, too, am a fool for copper.

 

Good work.

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