A Hair-Shaving Sharp Knife from Old Leaf-Spring Steel

Posted by Nick  | 27 Nov 2020  | 0 comments

There’s lots of old treasures to be found buried on the homestead. Came across some 100 year old spring steel and wanted to try my hand at crafting a little rustic utility blade from it. Mostly done with hand tools (a LOT of filing) and without a proper forge. The hardness turned out well enough to take a good edge and resist chipping. Hair-shaving sharp! Smalls steps towards learning more about metalwork and blacksmithing.

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