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Old 06-20-2019, 12:58 PM
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Default Small Belt Knife

I made another minimalist kind of belt knife to give away as a graduation present a couple weeks ago. It went to the older brother of one of the girls that shows horses with us. He's a nice quiet kid that likes to hunt and fish, and has always jumped in to help setting barns up for the fair. Hopefully he gets some use out of this.
Forged from a leaf spring, the blade is 3 inches long and I did something I rarely do and put a convex edge on it. If you were to take a cross section of the blade it would be shaped sort of like an appleseed instead of a V. There is no dedicated bevel at the cutting edge, it kind of rolls into it. I sharpened it by stropping it on sandpaper over a piece of leather up to 600 grit, then giving it a couple licks on a ceramic stone. Its a little scary how good it cuts
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