Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2012

Winning the Horace Kephart-lookalike contest for 50 cents;-)-Flea market find

 This is a Solingen Loewen - Messer kitchen knife I found on a flea market some time ago. Joel reminded me of it here. It certainly is NOT an original, what with a half tang, and the blade lacking the curve. What it is, however, is a very serviceable knife with a C 75 blade, a flat grind, a spine that´s neither too thick nor too thin, and a Cocobolo wood handle.
Half tang with little tolerances, and that´s a thing! I will seal the remaining tolerances with epoxy, drill a lanyard hole, maybe do some carving to the handle and make a sheath for it. That it...;-). Outa the box sharpness leaves something to be desired, but then the box was a plastic one full of rusty files, screwdrivers, junk wire and rusty rain water...;-), already had a little go at the handle. But we´ll see!

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