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Friday, 5 October 2012
Second Hand French Butcher Knife Conversion.
This is a good alternative for a Living Historian who can't afford to purchase a custom knife or even one off the shelf. This conversion takes it from a riveted 20th century knife to a pinned 18th century style knife.
The tang after the removal of the 20th century handle.
After. The new handle is pinned with hand forged nails.
New handle rubbed with lindseed oil. I think I will soak it in lindseed oil.