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This is an idea I've been fiddling with in my head.  I had the forge hot and decided to go for it.

It's a mezzaluna challenge coin thingee.  End of a bar, forged out to silver dollar size.  I gave it an overnight etch in white vinegar and a hand scrub at 600.  It's not sharp yet, and it's going to need a little pocket protector.  What do you think?

 

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Not sure what I'm looking at but I like it.

 

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Like a challenge coin, it's a thing to put in the little pocket in your jeans.  Except that it will have an edge, not very much edge, but something.  I need to experiment with the grind, there probably is a better way than what I did.

 

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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

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So this is a pocket knife kind of thing, right?

How thick is it?

 

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The hand side is a just about .250, it's got a big plunge in the middle and it thins almost to sharp at the edge.  I still need to make it sharp enough to cut, but I wanted to see what the pattern looked like.  I did some gimping on the fat edge.

 

g

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

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Interesting...  For the pocket protector, I see a small rare earth magnet being a handy thing.  Just a tiny one, sewn into a leather pocket the sharp edge slips into.  Is that sort of what you were thinking?

 

Cool idea, anyway.  I certainly haven't seen anything like it!  

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I like this idea a lot. I think a thick spine (~3/8" maybe?) with a smooth indent in the middle of the flat of the grip area to serve as a thumb rest could be comfortable too.

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The leather pocket is just what I was thinking, with or without the magnet.  I was thinking about a hole through the piece, but an indent works better as it preserves the pattern.

 

I may do another in mono steel to see if I can forge more of the taper in

 

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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Seriously outside the box. I like it

 

“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.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Neat.  Sort of a pocket hand axe.  Only Damascus instead of flint, and finger sized.

-Brian

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