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This one is a late birthday present for my son-in-law. This is a family that is serious about their farming... hogs, goats, beef cattle, meat chickens, laying hens, turkeys, etc. I was watching them work up some meat chickens with a less than sharp knife and decided something needed to be done. This one is plain and simple... kinda like a beefed-up butcher knife, or hunter/butcher hybrid. It is around 11" with a 6" blade. Red micarta slabs, brass pins, and 1080 steel. Shaving sharp.

 

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A note of nostalgia for some of you... I won this big piece of red micarta in the Knife in the Hat at Bowie's hammer-in one year. Bought the bar of 1080 from a sale table at Bowie's as well.

 

Been using the micarta for a sanding block for all these years... decided I needed something tough for this job.

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That should be a very welcome addition to the farmstead. The tapered tang is a very nice touch.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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Josh

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Putting it to work...

 

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Making some pork while the mornings are still cool.

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That should break down that hog  nicely.

 

Doug

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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Your works is always good good Don. 
I like the simplicity / functionality of it and the tapered tang adds a little extra!

Gary LT

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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