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Thread: A Frugal Knife

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    A Frugal Knife

    Yes, you *could* go to Home Depot or Wal-Mart, and buy a cheap knife, with poor tempering and a lousy edge profile, and then use it in frustration for a few years before you give up and buy a new one.

    Or, if you have a friend who is a talented smith, you can have him whip up something like this:











    I've been using this almost every day for a couple of years, and it's holding up very well. I suspect my great-grandkids will be using this one.

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    That's a great combination of useful and beautiful. Thanks for posting.

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    Wow - that's incredible!

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    Damascus steel! Fantastic stuff. Nice, thanks.

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    How cool to see your own knife get forged!

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    I love it when function and beauty meet so effectively. Thanks for sharing.

    lhamo
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    Wonderful craftsmanship and probably a joy to use. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    That is awesome!

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    now THAT's a knife. Good luck with your slicing.

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    What a great knife.
    I think it should have a name - you know, like Sting, Anduril, Glamdring.

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