Did some blade testing today! It chops, it slices, it scrapes, it carves, it batons, it pries. Throws massive gobs from the fero rod.
I put it through the paces of green hard and softwood, as well as dead standing and seasoned hardwood firewood. Still shaving sharp.
Heat treat went great a week or so ago, and just got the time to do more work on it. Still needs some more polishing and sharpening, but it's nearly finished.
My Canadian Tribute HBC camp knife. Roasted maple scales with moose antler bolsters. I've some beaver tails to integrate into the sheath...
Thanks y'all! Here's some progress shots of the HBC knife in the works:
Started with this. It was way too much metal, so;
Cut it down some, and then began stretching it out.
Now it's starting to look like a knife
First piece out of the forge! Still some polishing and such to be done. Made from an old Black Diamond file, which is close to W2 in terms of alloy. Hand forged fittings from mild steel and an antler hilt. Pretty excited!
With regards to bulk, here you can see that even with the addition of the kit items, it's still no thicker than the sheath already is with the thumb lock dealie. I've found too, that if wearing it outside the shirt, the bit of extra weight keeps it from flailing about.
And here it be under...