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Donnerstag, 26. April 2012

Mountain man style utility

 I finally managed to get the utility blade that was lying around on the bench for ages now mounted. Leaf spring steel, with a rather thick blade, selective temper, tempered and heat-blued "freehand". HRC 58-45 (towards the spine). Handle is tanned stag and leather with a brass bolster.
 The tang is riveted against a rune disc. It shows an inscription often found on the inside of vendel time tombstones... I like that;-).
Spine´s rather thick, but since the blade is wide enough, and the bevel is high, it cuts well enough. Batoning and such endeavours;-) are a cinch with this blade. Okay, it has no full tang, and might be the handle will fail due to the added flexibility of the leather washers if you constantly bash it through knotted hardwood. But for that I would recommend a billhook, a hatchet or any such like anyway.

Have to make a decent sheath for it...


Now go on, discuss and rant and push my ego;-). As long as it´s a respectful message, every comment is welcome!

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