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Saturday, 6 October 2012
Made My First Clasp Knife.
I have wanted to have a go at making a clasp knife for a long time now. Finally today I decided to have a go. The metal from an old blade I used could have been a little larger, it made it difficult getting a decent shape out of it. Anyway, not too bad for a first attempt, I think I will do better next time.
This is what I started off with, not the best!
This is the clasp knife I made out of the blade.
I only used common hand tools, no fancy stuff. The blade had been hand forged by the look of the tang. I was able to work it with a good metal file.