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High carbon steel lawn mower blades harden & temper up into great knives.
Here is a large camp/survival knife ground from a mower blade.
Large old files make up into great knives also...but, they are too brittle "as is" & need to have their hardness tempered back.
 

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cool, I may fashion a mower blade up this summer or sooner if I can find an old blade.
 

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Good stuff QK - I have made a file knife years ago - after suitable tempering - and old files were real good steel too.

Other thing - made, or well correction - started making and never finished - a knife from a vehicle semi-elliptical spring. More good metal.
 

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Bud White said:
Rember the movie Sling Blade The mower blade worked really well in that

"Uh-Huh" :yup:
 

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I'm guessing those holes might come in "handy" for lashing it to a pole AKA "make yer own emergency spear" :image035:
 
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