Marking Knife

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Project by AKSteve posted 02-04-2013 02:21 AM 2024 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by “DreadHead” for the design of this Project. it’s not as near as cool as his but it is not bad. I liked the swoop in the design because you can set the back end of the blade between your thumb and fore finger. I made the blade out of some HD Steele and hardened in the oven and the Handle is made out of Purple Heart although it sure doesn’t look purple. I guess because it’s an old piece of wood. it’s got a coat of BLO and one coat of Minwax. the Nails I put in it were supposed to be copper, HA. more like copper plated. next time I am going to find some solid copper ones or melt down some old pennies. Enjoy I hope you like it.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 02:50 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 03:11 AM

Your work is inspiring me….
To make one for myself!!!

Needless to say, as you should be aware….
Ya done good!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 03:23 AM

Nice, I like the shape.

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 03:33 AM

If you use pennies make sure they are 1982 or before.

Looks great!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 04:01 AM

I do like it, well dome!

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 04:20 AM

Great job Steve, should have signed up for the marking knife swap and used that one for it.. or you can make another .. nice job, love the sweep also.. looks like it would fit the hand nicely.. Papa

-- Papa...

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