Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Railroad spike knife

A few pics of my railroad spike knife. I will be listing this knife for sale soon on Etsy. I am currently working on a sheath of my own design to go along with the knife. I am not a leather worker, but have decided I want my sheath to be made my me as well.

The handle was first twisted red hot, then the twist was hammered flat to create a comfort grip.
Then the blade was forged flat to rough shape.

After the blade was forged it was then sanded and polished. It was then heat treated with "Rob Gunther's SuperQuench" formula, which brings the blade back to a very hard temper.
Final touch is the sharpening and polish.

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