Cowboy knife

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Michael Minto

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Just finished this one today (funny how it comes and goes, work for a few weeks, then a handful of finished knives to show off, haha). Anyway, 5160 steel, Rc57/58. Tiger maple handle scales treated with Aqua Fortis and heat for color, finished with a mixture of linseed oil and shellac. Brass guard and pins. The false edge is not sharp. Hope you like it.
 

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I like old school knives. How did you fit that guard?

Chris, the handle/tang is just slightly smaller across than the part of the ricasso the guard fits over. I did have to beat it to get it into position; holes were previously drilled thru the guard and blade when initially fit, prior to heat treating it. I like old school knives alot, too - and I solder on guards, old school style!
 
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Chris, the handle/tang is just slightly smaller across than the part of the ricasso the guard fits over. I did have to beat it to get it into position; holes were previously drilled thru the guard and blade when initially fit, prior to heat treating it David Saroni. I like old school knives alot, too - and I solder on guards, old school style!
What kind of knives/brands did cowboys use around the early 1900s. Probably a PM2 right? It’s been a lazy Sunday so I’ve been carrying my Victorinox Recruit and wondering what kind of tasks they did vs today with the modern steels and locks we have on knives. Do we do more “hard use” stuff like people say?
 
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