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This was my first "camp" knife. It was forged in the primitive manner . The plunge line is hammered in rather than created by a grinder, The semi finish was fone with files only to try and keep the Brute de Forge look. I didn't use a grinder (didn't own my Travis Wuertz grinder yet). The guard is nickle silver that was cut out with a jewelers saw, the spacer is copper followed by Elk antler. A nickle silver base disc was used to as a butt cap. Linked copper to the tang served as an easy form of retention with decorative peening.
The 8 1/2" long, 1/4" thick tapered blade is made with 1084 steel. This blade chops barbed wire and hardwood beautifully, It shave a brass cylinder with ease and has held a perfect edge.

 

I now make an occassional Gents Bowie, smaller wide blade knives, Old style frame handle knives out of 1084, 1095, W2 steel and occasional use of more "exotic steels based on the functional needs of the knife.