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Hey guys! So I've been on kind of an old school kick lately, looking at a lot of cutlass, military and especially WWII blades.

This is my version of a trench knife. The 9.5" blade is CPM 3V with a large fuller to help balance it out. The guard is wrought iron and the handle is some of my vintage black micarta (from the 60's).

I really don't a lot of sculpted hidden tangs, partly because there are so many makers that just nail them, and partly because I am focused on other styles. This is only my third one probably.

The sheath is also an old school style, but I also made it capable of being mounted with a Tek Lok or molle lok. It is all hand stitched, dyed and waxed.

Pretty pleased with the whole package.



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Fantastic knife, nice lines and very clean. 3V is some great stuff, perfect choice for this blade.


What type of coating did you use?



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looks good Ben. What did you coat or blue the steel with? I can't tell if it is hot blued or coated or what?

I like the design, it looks beefy. The sheath is a nice leather, no frills, functional piece. It is the right sheath for what you wanted to imply. For sure.


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