The Pocket Skinner
This knife was more of an afterthought. I had a smaller piece of 440C laying around and have wanted a knife I could easily carry in my pocket without being too cumbersome. This design came by in a more organic way. It took shape as I was making it. I love the feel in both a forward and reverse grips. I decided I like the pitting look so I chose not to grind down the face of the knife and it turned out well. The handles are made from left over blue and black layered micarta scales. The knife has a shallow hollow grind and closer to a 25 degree bevel for the edge. It was made to abuse. I made a heat treat oven and this was one of my first experiments. It turned out really great but time will be the real test. I was not too worried about the finish so grind lines are definitely visible. I took it to about 600 grit and then through the gauntlet of buffing wheels to get something closer to a mirror finish. It's only 4-5 inches in length you can get an idea in the picture. (The orange part is the bottom of a work glove) Overall a fun project with a good turn out.