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Since Corona is still a worldwide problem , I , thanks God , can still go working , but must keep my social contacts really low .

Therefore , as lots of You , too , I have a handful of spare time , when I have to stay at home , which I like to use for still making some goodies , which I wanted for long .

This time , I decided , it would be nice to have a patch knife , which could also serve for everyday use .

After a little search , I found a photo of an old catalan knife , which I thought , would serve pretty well . I love blades of about 4 " long .

Here I must add , that , on one hand , it is not common here in Germany , to carry a fixed knife , and , on the other hand , I also love folders .

Fortunately , I've found a tiny piece of scrap Böhler N690 stainless steel .
This steel is an alloy with a content of some cobalt , which helps to form very tiny carbides , when it is hardened/annealed .
I'm aware, that this steel isn't period correct , but - so what ! Being a little hard to sharpen , it takes an even finer edge as a pure carbon alloy , like O1 , blade !
A good friend of mine heat treated it for me to 59 HRC ( thanks to info@messer-hjk.ch ) .
The handle scales and bolsters , i filed from some scrap stainless steel , silver soldered , and the handle slabs are from some stag , which I was gifted from a good friend , who has hunted it in Alsace/France .

I think , it came out pretty nice and I already carry it in my pocket !

It still needs some better polish of the blade , but that's something to come , soon .

I've already added this post on my previous post " goodies , I like to own " but am not sure , if it's better placed here .

Thanks for watching , enfield



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Love it! Great job, this is coming from someone poking around into making some friction folders!! Ive made a few so far but was looking to try and make a few in this style!! Lots of things have to be cut and ground to perfection to make these types of knives work. Well done enfield!
 

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a great peice, what is not too like about it??
 

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My Google Translate says it's German for, "Knife on the table."

That's why we have Forum Rule #3. Posts must be in English.

Here's a link to the rest of the Forum Rules, just in case someone forgot them

 

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Messer oct dem tish
"My Google Translate says it's German for, "Knife on the table."
in German : Messer auf dem Tisch,
but no one would say it that way
don´t trust automatic Translators


@enfield
you have a mark stamp?
 

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Out of hundreds of custom made knives that I've made I only made ONE folder and only one -- that tells you how much I like making folders:rolleyes:🤪
You did an awesome job on yours - very nice:thumb:
 

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Out of hundreds of custom made knives that I've made I only made ONE folder and only one -- that tells you how much I like making folders:rolleyes:🤪
You did an awesome job on yours - very nice:thumb:
Thank You for Your compliment !

Question at Zonie : Would it be allowed to show the address of my site on facebook to show others of my toys ? ( I prefere to make folders only )
 

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