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Over the past year or two I have been developing a unique variation of the once common blacksmith knife. The style is historic and is still being forged by a few smiths around the world. While I like the simple curled tail handle, I wanted to make it more of a substantial, sturdy knife that is absolutely functional instead of merely a novelty. It's taken several attempts and went through a bit of transformation but I am liking the results.

Here are a few progress pictures. BTW, I am a historic blacksmith and there is no tricks or photo shopping of these pictures.

The material is high carbon steel. I use about 4-1/4 inch of 1/4 X 1 for this size little hunting knife. The blade is about 3- 1/4 .




Again, this is entirely forged to shape with the exception of the rivet post being rounded by a file.



Notice the peened rivet.




I hope you enjoyed seeing that.
 

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I enjoyed it very much. Thanks for posting and nice work!
 

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Very nice, I appreciate nice forging and anvil work. My family was in the anvil business.
Their anvil's are "Hay Budden", Brooklyn, N. Y.

Thanks for the pictures

Richard Budden
 
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