Hard to believe it’s been almost 6 months since I posted anything. I’m surprised this blog still gets hits. 😉
Soon, I intend to make a longer post sharing more of what I’ve been up to this year, but for now I just want to feature the latest knife I made.
It’s a khukuri, which is a traditional knife from Nepal.
Here’s a little back story:
Several years ago a friend gave me a broken leaf spring from his truck. I forged out a few hunter blanks, intending to finish them out and give them to him and his sons. Since then, I must have got rid of a couple, and then this week I tried to finish the other one, but it died in the heat treat. So I forged what was left of the spring into this monster instead. It’s the first knife I’ve fullered. I don’t have all the dimensions handy, but I can say that it finished up at 5/16″ thick. Pretty darn heavy. I wouldn’t want to get in a knife fight with this on my side… But I doubt my friend will use it for anything, anyway. Should be a great chopper. I’ll do some cutting with it tomorrow.