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    Wow. That is a cool gift. Nice work by the artisan. Love seeing things that were discarded transformed into something useful.
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    Nice knife. Congrats.

    Get cracking on that sheath!
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    Nice looking knife.
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    Nice looking knife.
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    That's some nice work; very nice friend!
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    Very well done, the knife and the friendship.
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    Nice surprise, congrats.
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    Just had to show off something new, didn't you?
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    That it was made from a railroad spike you gave him, is pretty cool! Nice looking knife, good luck with the leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drift View Post
    That it was made from a railroad spike you gave him, is pretty cool! Nice looking knife, good luck with the leather.
    Yeah, and that spike had to be over a hundred years old. It was all pitted and skinnier in the middle than the ends. Probably 3/4 the weight of what it should have been. I'll have to give him my good spike now

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    Looks great. I like the trade knife pattern. The jimping along the choil is something I prefer too. Looks like the scales thin out a bt towards the blade to allow for a pinch grip for more control over finer work too. He did a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    It's about 9" long with a 4" blade. Light and well balanced. He told me today he made it from a well pitted RR spike I gave him a while back. When he first told me he was going to try forging.
    I ordered some hide last night and will attempt a leather sheath for it. Maybe wear it as a neck knife.
    As someone who has used a neck knife a lot while reenacting, I'd suggest using that knife (Which is REAL nice BTW), as a belt type knife. At an overall 9" I think you'll find it will quickly start getting in the way of things, and flopping around. A good size for a neck knife seems to be about 6 - 7", and is good for a whole bunch of quick tasks.

    Just a suggestion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    As someone who has used a neck knife a lot while reenacting, I'd suggest using that knife (Which is REAL nice BTW), as a belt type knife. At an overall 9" I think you'll find it will quickly start getting in the way of things, and flopping around. A good size for a neck knife seems to be about 6 - 7", and is good for a whole bunch of quick tasks.

    Just a suggestion...
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    I'll have a belt loop on the sheath. I'm hoping attaching the lanyard at two points, through the loop and towards the bottom of the sheath with the knife hanging on an angle, will take care of the dangling length problem.
    But I'll be fully prepared to wear it on my belt. Maybe crossdraw, as it won't be my main use knife.
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