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#5665631 - 03/23/15 03:41 PM Forged knife from a drag harrow
Jason Fry Offline


Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 1301
Loc: Abilene, TX
About five years ago, just a little way into my knifemaking journey, I was in a stage where I was scrounging materials from all over. One of the things I came home with was a drag harrow tooth from my great-grandfather's farm near Spicewood, TX. It was too large for the capability of my forge at the time, so it sat on my workbench waiting on a "round tuit." Last July, I built a forge that could handle it. Last November, at a Big Country Knife Club hammer in, I finally forged the blade. Now that we're into March, I finally have the blade finished out. I figured with the rustic background of the steel, I should go with a complete rustic theme, and since it was family steel, I'd use family wood. We had our hardwood floors in our house refinished in January, and this material is some of the red oak floor boards. They were stamped on the backs as harvested in 1955 and milled in Gilmer, TX. A wrought iron guard, fluted ferrule, and fileworked finial finish out the package. This knife was built takedown, but is now glued. The right hand sheath is tooled with an oak leaf theme, to match the traditional "vibe" and the handle material. The steel is unknown, but tests at RC 58. The knife has a 600 grit hand finish and a convexed edge grind. Oal is 10 1/2" with a 5 3/8" blade. The blade is about 1/8" thick at the ricasso, with distal taper.

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#5665636 - 03/23/15 03:45 PM Re: Forged knife from a drag harrow [Re: Jason Fry]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 5736
Loc: Plano
Very nice Jason, tff now has a knife section. Scroll done a little.
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#5665644 - 03/23/15 03:49 PM Re: Forged knife from a drag harrow [Re: Jason Fry]
Jason Fry Offline


Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 1301
Loc: Abilene, TX
Well how about that.... I posted it down there. Admin, etc. feel free to close this one.
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#5665690 - 03/23/15 04:21 PM Re: Forged knife from a drag harrow [Re: Jason Fry]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Good lookin knife with nice memories too!
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#5665756 - 03/23/15 04:55 PM Re: Forged knife from a drag harrow [Re: Jason Fry]
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 1117
Loc: Lewisville Tx
That looks great Jason

And obviously Kevin doesn't know where he is...
Tff?

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#5666141 - 03/23/15 09:00 PM Re: Forged knife from a drag harrow [Re: Jason Fry]
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Registered: 05/02/12
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Jason, Great looking knife you have awesome skills. You have been recommended for a project Nathan Nelson posted link
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