Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Small Companion Knife for the Autumn Bushblade


Something I have always wanted to do and never really tried was making a smaller companion to one of the larger bush blades I made.  Something smaller and thinner and better at cutting small things.  I decided this was a good project for that so last Monday while Sandy blew and snowed outside, I got out the pad and drew this one up.  It's sort of in the same motif and is sort of cute in its ugliness...

I went ahead and made the stencil and got the shape on the steel... I loves me some O1 in 3/32"...

After a scoosh of grinding it was all shaped and the bevels went on pretty easy...



I got er bevelled the rest of the way and the shape refined enough to hold it for a while and make sure I liked it before I moved on..  It seems to work pretty well so far.


I did up the finish sanding and sent it and the big one off the my good friends and Peters' Heat Treat for some hardening (the fu&*) up.  I snapped one more shot before they went off.  It's a bit washed out but you get the idea.  The Elm is really nice...


I think they look dandy... piggyback sheath dandy at that.  I did a quick measurement though and the one slab of elm wouldn't be enough so I got a second one...  :)


I am really looking forward to the weekend if they make it back in time....

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