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coehornboy

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I made this patch knife for my Pops (aka Rabbitears) for his birthday/ Christmas.



I have a friend with a knife-sanding-belt-machine, and the blade was shaped from D2 tool steel, with the guard welded on. After it was heat treated at a commercial outfit, I spent about three hours total fitting the stag horn, shaping the guard, and polishing the blade (it was fun (ok, addicting), but it's not like working with files and sandpaper...the sanding belt can take off too much material way too fast, and I worked really sloooow).

I had never made a sheath, so I dug up some brass tacks and leather and made a neck sheath of sorts.



Merry Christmas, Pops! :v
 

rabjr

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Pretty nifty patch knife, very nice! :thumbsup:
 

omarick1948

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POPS SHOULD BE VERY HAPPY!...Nice Patch Slicer! :thumbsup:
 

50cal.cliff

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That patch knife turned out really well! :thumbsup:
He ought to be real proud of that one!
I got to ask, how did you attach the tacks to the sheath?
 

coehornboy

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when I hammered 'em through, I curved them over with needlenose and hammered them into the leather..
 
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