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Offline Arrow

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My little neck knife
« on: October 18, 2013, 06:44:17 AM »
... as in, a little knife that I wear in a neck sheath ;)

1095/L6 low layer count Damascus hand forged by yours truly using a car wheel/charcoal/hand bellows setup :)

Full tang with stabilised Box Elder slabs and my own mosaic handle pins.

It's a full flat grind with a very slightly convexed edge for the last 6mm or so, so a hybrid of sorts. 5mm thick at the spine so stout enough if needed, but a nice fine grind for slicing.

Sharp as a sharp thing and works great for small tasks and for dressing out game - the goal was to produce something very workable, nice to look at, and socially acceptable - no whacky 'widowmaker' names or spikes and whatnot  >:D

I enjoyed making it and I really like using it:



Sorry about the rubbish picture - I will try to take some better ones over the weekend.

Thanks for looking  :D

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 06:57:02 AM »
Sounds like I cool knife. Now I gotta see it.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 06:59:00 AM »
Wow, that's a great job! Very nice indeed! :thumbsup:
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 07:03:20 AM »
Ah! Ok, I see it now. Just as I suspected, that's a great looking knife.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 07:48:43 AM »
VERY impressive! :thumbsup:
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 08:12:15 AM »
Great job.  Very nice!!!
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 08:23:56 AM »
very nice. i love neck knives!

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 04:10:18 PM »
I like it.  It looks like you did a great job on making it.  I am neck knife lover too.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 05:44:42 PM »
 :thumbsup:  Love it.  Looks great and the perfect style for a neck knife. 

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 03:42:55 PM »
Thank you all for your very kind words :)

I found a better picture, which saves waiting for the rain to stop...


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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 05:17:49 PM »
Wow! Looks great!

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 11:43:10 AM »
Very nice knife!
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2013, 11:51:23 AM »
looks great.  8)

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2013, 11:53:34 AM »
Looks better than I thought.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2013, 01:54:28 AM »
Thanks for your kind words everyone  :)

I've been working on some simple three layer welds this last few days - high carbon core with wrought iron sides, for Scandinavian style knives. I spend a lot of time in Norway and I really like their traditional knives, so I can feel a project or two coming on. Not the too-thick Scandi ground blades we see a lot of...

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2013, 06:53:45 PM »
What a beauty.  Its just gorgeous all around.

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2013, 07:00:43 PM »
Love it!  I have a couple of neck knives around here somewhere, but I just don't generally use 'em.  I can see why it's popular though, I just don't like having anything around my neck like that...

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2013, 07:46:26 PM »
Great looking knife.

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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 06:04:11 AM »
Great job Arrow, and I love neck knives as well.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2013, 08:26:32 PM »
I missed this when you first posted it.

It's stunning.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2013, 08:40:22 PM »
Good job, looking forward to what you come up with next.
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Re: My little neck knife
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2013, 06:47:20 AM »
Love damascus.  Great knife.