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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

A Nice Legging Knife Made By One Of Our Forum Members.

This image is COPYRIGHT Vieuxbois
Vieuxbois lives in Quebec & made this lovely legging knife from an old cleaver blade. This is my kind of knife, I love it.

8 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Cleaver? It should be sturdy then!

Le Loup said...

Vieuxbois tells me it was a thin bladed cleaver, but I think you are right regardless Gorges.
Keith.

Vieuxbois said...

Cleavers are not always thick and heavy. This blade is 0,60 inches thick (16 milimeters).

Regards,
Stephen

Fimbulmyrk said...

Now that really is an excellent design! I like the brass ferrule. I think there´s no harm done if it´s a bit thicker in the spine, for it has a somewhat wide blade. Just the bevel could be set a bit higher... Great handle, too, maple, is it?

Le Loup said...

The handle is Birch.
Keith.

Vieuxbois said...

You're right Fimbulmyrk, I need to get the edge thinner. My grinder is dead and the tempered steel was pretty hard to work by hand.

Fimbulmyrk said...

@vieuxbois: I had good results with a Japanese water stone. Old cleavers make great material, I have one still lying around, myself... maybe I´ll do an interpretation if you permit?
@LeLoup: Thanks! Tanned, is it?

Vieuxbois said...

Fimbulmyrk. Boiled linseed oil + fire&smoke from matches seals the wood and give this color.