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    I made a knife

    Hi all, new to the forum. Have done a quick intro in the relevant section and thought this might be a good first proper thread. My 14 year old sone is studying engineering at a specialist academy and decided he wanted to make knives. I have been helping and offering bits of fatherly 'advice' but mainly left him to it. Anyway it got me thinking maybe I could make one for myself. In the bottom of an old toolbox I found a very old, Sheffield made heavy duty skew chisel, this became my blade. A week of grinding, sanding, heat treating, tempering etc later and it was time to find a handle. While following the missus around pets at home I came accross some antlers being sold as dog chews. Bought and used.
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    A handle made out of a dog chew? That's a first! If it works why not eh? Keep away from small children...and peckish mutts hehe

    Looks very nice
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    Really good 1st knife Neil, alot of us on here have been buying antlar from pet shops for quite a few years so you can be assured they work well, atb Ken
    Ne te confundant illigitimi It is always a pleasure to see what you can make !, instead of buying it ready made. R Proenneke.

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    Actually I understated it a bit its a very good Knife
    Ne te confundant illigitimi It is always a pleasure to see what you can make !, instead of buying it ready made. R Proenneke.

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    Well done .
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    I can see this knife thing being a bit addictive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bashabloke View Post
    I can see this knife thing being a bit addictive.
    Nice job.now your an Addict..
    you will never look at an old file or chisel,without seeing a knife blade.lol.
    The antler chews,are great.n if you can get one of the staff to give you a call when they take delivery ofa new batch...
    you can take your pick n stock up with suitable pieces.
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    That's a fine blade, well done.

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    hello,
    Deffo the Dogs Wotsits or Chew.. well-done.
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    Good looking blade. Whatcha got in mind for a sheath?
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