Sunday, June 24, 2007

My one go at knife-making

I made this one when I was 19- its filed from a RL bedford truck spring, has a brass guard and the mahogony handle is secured by epoxy and two brass pins.

The handle looks too chunky, although it fits my hand well (them being big and chunky too!)

The .45 auto round gives an idea of the size.


KG said...

Nice knife Oswald. Did you have to temper the steel and does it keep it's edge?

Oswald Bastable said...

I did temper it, although I really didn't know too much about what I was doing at the time.

From memory, it was heated then quenched in waste oil.

Holds an edge OK

Unknown said...

Feel free to use my furnace if you want another go at tempering.

Panday said...


That's damned good work! If you hadn't told me already, I'd have guessed you were making knives for years already.

If you did that well on your first try, you'd easily be ranking among the top if you practiced for only a couple of years.