Geoff Keyes Posted March 9 Share Posted March 9 Every year since the Lady Wife and I got together, I have had a table at the Spring Mountain Man show. She is a past president and it's more of a social thing than a big sales shows for me, still,. I like to have some new stuff for the table. I got three done over the last several weeks, and then these 4 got finished up today. I think the 3 little guys must be demo blades, maybe showing how little steel you need to make a serviceable blade. I found them buried in the grinder swarf and though they deserved to be saved. The last one is something I saw online, my take on a Kephart . This is a little out of the box for me. I mostly do stick or through tangs, and this is a full tang. Mine is a bit more robust in cross section, and I have just 2 pins and a more pronounced plunge cut. Not bad for a first go. 2 inch blade, 6.5 inch OL, osage, stacked leather, and moose tine 3.5 inch blade (including ricasso) 7.5 inch OL Stabilized mulberry burl and horn Lots of cutting edge on this one 2.5 inch blade, 7 inch OI horn, osage, fiber spacers and horn with a brass button These little skinner/utility blades are intended to sit in your palm with 3 fingers on the handle and your index braced against the spine of the blade, although there is enough for a full grip. Last, the Kephart 4.75 inches to the handle, 9.25 OL Ipe slabs, just barely convex grind, but no swedge It's a sturdy little beast, should be good for pretty much any camp task. I'm thinking that a slightly longer blade, say 7 inches and a bit less mass (shooting for 1/8th inch at the ricasso) might be a nice package. As always, comments are welcome and thanks for lookling Geoff 4 "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 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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