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Old 05-03-2011, 12:20 PM
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18th c. Rifle/Militia Knife

Finished this one this morning. It's been a couple of years since I made a knife with a guard. This one was almost more fun than work, but was also very time consuming requiring a lot of hand filing. 9" blade of 01 vanadium tool steel. Through tang peened over a steel butt cap, in a grip of very nice curly maple, with chip carved rings. Grip is 4 5/8" in total length. All mounts and hardware on knife and sheath are of mild steel. All very lightly aged by the cold blue and bleach method. I hope you enjoy a look.

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Old 05-04-2011, 12:15 AM
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Very nice!

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God bless Texas! Now let's secede!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:20 PM
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Very nice, I like the simple carving on the handle, and the guard is perfect.
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blade, guard, knife, sheath, tang

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