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I have said publicly that I hate these things, and it's true, I hates 'em.  But I'm also happy to make someone else happy (and make a couple of bucks)  so here it is.  The good camera needs a charge and the phone is at best adequate, but here you go.

Cut from a crosscut saw
0.10 Steel (1095 at a guess)

Stabilized maple burl handle

10 inch edge

This is actually the second one, I tried to heat treat the first one (I got careless grinding and had a soft spot on the edge) and it turned into a potato chip.  Everything I did made the problem worse.  I just gave up and started over.

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Geoff

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Out of curiosity, is there a function for the teeth?  Or simply a design thing?  I'm assuming this is a cleaver.....

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BillyO, the clients husband saw a video of a Serbian farmer using a thing like this as a food prep tool.  That one clearly had been cut from a saw.  That's what he wanted, so that's what I made.  I can't find the video, but I'm sure if you scout around, it's there.

 

What do Zombies need a knife for?

 

Geoff

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They're not my flavor, either. That said, good job and I'm glad you could make some money off of them.

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That's got a certain x-factor that makes it lovable Geoff.

 

Is it just me, or do "Serbian" knife concepts seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately?

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Geoff, that thing is awesome! Chopper on one side and meat tenderizer on the other!! Didn't see that coming.jpg

 

Some of my first knives were made from the steel of a two man saw! My mentor at the time told me that the steel was probably as hard as could get. He suggested that if I was careful with the grind and not let it overheat that it would not benefit from a HT. I made several knives from the steel and they would sharpen to shaving stage. The steel takes an edge and holds that edge fairly well and when it starts to dull a couple of passes on a good stone and the edge comes right back up!!

 

Drilling for handles was not an easy! I had to wrap the blade in a wet rag and spot heat the area and drill. A regular cobalt bit would dull after a hole or two. I bought some cheap masonry bits. By reshaping the the grind on the small carbides to a 135* on the tip they cut pretty good for five or six holes and the heat from spot heating would burn the carbides off of them!! 

 

I still use one of those knives and one I sold to a friend. He still brags about it possibly being the sharpest knife he ever saw. He bought it for his Grandson and upon delivery I warned him if the Grandson was not careful he could cut himself very easily!! He still talks about how quickly you can bring the edge back up to razor sharp!!

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