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I had some stuff I wanted to post about knives on the Kitchen Knives post but if you know me...I'm not a Derailer! (yea, right)
So I decided to start a new post about knives or tomahawks or axes or any sharp piece of steel.
I'll start this off with a knife I found back in around 1973. It was laying in the middle of the road just past some RR tracks. Prolly bounced off a tailgate or bumper.
It was severely "bellied out" by someone using and sharpening that sweet spot. The stacked leather handle was extremely loose. The sheath was dry rotted.
It's a PAL brand knife and it has a RH stamped just about PAL. RH stands for Remington hunting. Very good high carbon steel. Diesel, would you guess maybe a spring steel?
I sent it to a maker back in the early 2000's who drilled out the pommel, cleaned up the tang and reglued every piece of leather. He then regrind the edge to what you see.
One thing I forgot to mention is this knife is from the WWII era.



 

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My wife's uncle made Scagel style knives for years. He had a strong following in some collectors groups. Ever hear of Holbert knives? He was also one of my best hunting in fishing buddies and we spent a lot of time together. I used to enjoy sitting in his shop and watching him forge and finish knives. I only have a couple of his left since I gave the kids and family all some. He died tragically in his new shop. He had built a new shop and one january day he was working and didn't allow enough ventilation and died from carbon Monoxide in his shop. I always think about him this time of year.
 

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My wife's uncle made Scagel style knives for years. He had a strong following in some collectors groups. Ever hear of Holbert knives? He was also one of my best hunting in fishing buddies and we spent a lot of time together. I used to enjoy sitting in his shop and watching him forge and finish knives. I only have a couple of his left since I gave the kids and family all some. He died tragically in his new shop. He had built a new shop and one january day he was working and didn't allow enough ventilation and died from carbon Monoxide in his shop. I always think about him this time of year.
God Bless him. He died doing what he truly loved. Prolly felt tired and went to sleep.

What ever became of his new shop and equipment? Did a family member follow in his footsteps?
 

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Here's a pretty cool website and no, I donot know Ragnar it make a penny from him.
Read whatever you want but before you leave, click on the Mora from Sweden knives. Great value in stainless or carbon. I have a few of the carbon knives.
 

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I’ve got three store displays. A bunch of special interest sets. I’ve got 1500+ Schrade USA knives. Been collecting for years
Wow! I do love me some Schrade knives. I have several. Back in the day, a lot of my buddies got hung up on Buck. Not here to cast aspersions, they make a nice knife! But, when I looked at it objectively and comparitively, I decided that Schrade was the better value. I don't think I was wrong!
 

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Blade smith Kyle Royer makes some incredible knifes and swords. His videos are long but very cool, showing the entire process in time-lapse. This is one of his mosaic long swords. I can't imagine what his work sells for but must be a small fortune.
Amazing video, eyes, that kid is a badass. I'd love to know how he got that pattern in the blade and i really liked that little jackhammer tool he used for the inlay.
I agree, i can't imagine what he sold that sword for?
 

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I had some stuff I wanted to post about knives on the Kitchen Knives post but if you know me...I'm not a Derailer! (yea, right)
So I decided to start a new post about knives or tomahawks or axes or any sharp piece of steel.
I'll start this off with a knife I found back in around 1973. It was laying in the middle of the road just past some RR tracks. Prolly bounced off a tailgate or bumper.
It was severely "bellied out" by someone using and sharpening that sweet spot. The stacked leather handle was extremely loose. The sheath was dry rotted.
It's a PAL brand knife and it has a RH stamped just about PAL. RH stands for Remington hunting. Very good high carbon steel. Diesel, would you guess maybe a spring steel?
I sent it to a maker back in the early 2000's who drilled out the pommel, cleaned up the tang and reglued every piece of leather. He then regrind the edge to what you see.
One thing I forgot to mention is this knife is from the WWII era.



I have a very similar knife. My Dad got in a kit as a gift when I was a kid. 50+ years ago. I remember him wrapping the handle and brushing layers of some liquid over it. It is my garage knife & is sharp as hell. The handle is starting to loosen up the last few years but it's a great carbon knife!
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