Brother To Brother
I made this knife for two reasons. The first, is because I needed practice with file work for the show knife. The second reason was that my best friend and brother Mike was asked to be a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He realized the only knife he owned was on his mini Leather-man! That just won't do! No Scoutmaster should ever go without a good knife! I made this knife from 440C stainless steel. The design is for outdoor survival. It has a sweeping arch for long cutting strokes and has a mildly deep hollow grind. There is more steel behind this cutting edge to make it a bit more rugged. The two holes at the top are for lashing to a pole to make a spear or modified shopper (like an axe). The drop point allows for a strong piercing tip and the jimping provides better hand control. The handles are made from a textured G10 and feature hunter orange liners. It was the first time I had ever worked with the textured G10 and I love it. The only challenge was the pins. You have to cut them exact because when they are on you can't sand them down without taking off the texture. I made them a few thousandths too long and then once set, used a counter sink to drill out the middle and bring them down. The pins aren't my favorite look but I think it turned out good looking overall. Texas Knife maker was used for heat and Cryo treat.