Ridiculously excited at having just picked up my first me-made blade from heat treatment. It's O1, and looks like this.
I'm not proud of the slightly crap precision in the milling of the spaces but I am not good at milling, plus as they will be hidden under the scales, who cares? The point was just to lose a bit of mass.
The left and middle holes are for pins, the rear/right one is for lanyard, and will be exposed.
The jimping also did not go quite according
Updated 04-02-13 at 09:03 AM by packrat
Testy testy test.
Is this how you do the thumbnaily thing then?
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That it be.
Updated 23-01-13 at 01:25 AM by packrat
Here's my 'Wicked Edge' sharpening system along with some comments on its use;
Although this is quite an expensive system I've found it worth every penny due to the time saving and consistency of sharpening it achieves.
I mainly use this on my Sgian Dubh Blades but it's great for keeping the kitchen knives sharp as well
Here's some short notes which may be of interest;
It important to keep it steady
Updated 13-10-12 at 03:54 PM by Rab
December 24, 2012 about 14:00am - Christmas Eve
Once the kid fell asleep, he slept like a log. The dogs have taken a liking to him, especially Gizmo, and slept curled up next to him - traitors! I let him sleep and spent the time sharpening a short length of wood into a stake, for the kid to carry. At least he'll be safe if we run into any vampires! Actually it's more of a psychological thing; I've noticed that with the spear I feel more enabled, more capable of protecting mself and
December 24, 2012 about 3:00am - Christmas Eve
I woke in the middle of the night with the dogs staring into the darkness and growling softly. The campfire had had almost burnt itself out with only few remaining embers glowing faintly amongst the ashes. I had slept with my legs in the plastic bag and my trousers were damp from condensation inside the bag, but it was the dogs growling that had awakened me.
I struggled out of the bag and readied the spear, peering into