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Offline sgtmcboom

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knife for an altoids fire kit
« on: January 17, 2017, 07:56:20 AM »


 I saw a few people making something like this and wanted to see if I could make a usable blade to fit into a tin. It came out great and ended up super sharp. In the tin I have 2 pieces of fatwood as well as a piece of leather with black polish compound and then white on the other side to use as a field stromp if needed. Bright colored mini bic just in case. I usually carry fero rods on my keyring as backup anyway.


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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »
Nice. I am curious if several cotton balls and some petroleum jelly wouldn't burn as good and as long with less bulk and weight than fatwood?
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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 10:51:49 AM »
yeah it probably would I might be able to put some of those in there as well to keep it from raddling around to much to thanks :)

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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 11:50:25 AM »
You don't usually see knives that small with scales. Nice work!

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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 12:36:36 PM »
Thats a little cutie......Nice work.
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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
I like it. Good of kit knife as I've ever seen. Way prettier than mine. Very nice and unique. Unique works good for me too.

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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 04:52:26 PM »
what kind of steel did you use?
nice knife

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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 09:22:33 PM »
Nice job Sgt.  That is a little sucker.
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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 09:23:15 PM »
I used some 1/8th inch thick 1075 knife steel for it I like how it turned out.


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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 04:18:38 AM »
Man that is a great looking knife! Man if I remember correctly you just started using a forge a year ago at Hushnel's place during our gathering. Looks like you been practicing a lot! That knife is beautiful! I'm gonna see about making one when I get back from South Carolina! Great great job.
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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2017, 07:17:58 AM »


 Yeah same guy been working on different projects in my spare time. I made my own forge at my house and have been doing some work with it different projects I have wanted to try candle holders and such with the forge. The knives I am still using a harbor freight 1x30 belt sander so still getting by cheap lol.

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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 07:37:56 AM »
Best looking Altoids tin knife I've ever seen.
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Re: knife for an altoids fire kit
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2017, 09:14:50 AM »
well now that i have been inspired i think i'll do a whole line of the lil'knives :)
actully i've made a couple in the past. what i find works really well is old cross cutsaw blades.
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