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I've been on these forums for some years now, mostly keeping my mouth shut.

 

I promised myself a few years ago to make knives.

 

I've studied for years,, I've read all I could lay my hands on, but at some point you need hands on experience and it was time I got it.

 

And now this is the fruit of my first forging session.

 

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A utility intregral forged from 15mm rebar, quenched in brine. 2,5" cutting edge, 7,5" OAL.

 

I'm actualy quite surprised it actualy looks like a knife :P

 

Just having fun while waiting for my steel to arrive.

 

Critisisme is always welcome

 

Mike

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Looks pretty good to me.

How did the rebar harden up?

Looks like it'd make a pretty decent general use knife or a shop knife.

I've got me a little blacksmith knife I made that I need to get a small pocket sheath made for, then it'll be taking the place of my Spyderco folder, or they'll take turns as my EDC.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for the encouragement,

 

The rebar did not harden to any usefull degree but the knife is still used regularly.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mike

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Very nic work! I gotta try one like it, i like the whoel shape and everything about it! Did you try a cold water quench?

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Nice work Mike! You are on your way.

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