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#6178588 - 02/10/16 10:21 PM Polished Rust
Misfire Online   content

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Loc: Hood County
There is an old rotted out Ford Tudor half buried in a pasture on my FILs ranch. While walking around the car one afternoon I found an old leaf spring laying next to it. After many many years of being buried under that old car, mother nature had left her mark. The spring was heavily rusted and pitted due to the exposure but parts of it looked usable so I took it home.

After a lot of work cleaning the rust off I ended up grinding a knife out of it and sent it to Peter's for heat treat. The character that the rust left behind was too cool to cover up so I decided not to put any scales on the knife, instead I just polished the entire thing. It turned out pretty good so I figured I'd share a pic. (As hard as I tried, I could not get a pic that really showed all the detail.)

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#6178641 - 02/10/16 11:59 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
BradyBuck Online   content
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That's very cool and unique for sure!

Very nice!!

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#6179610 - 02/11/16 06:01 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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Awesome !

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#6179718 - 02/11/16 07:18 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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That looks really good the way it is. You did right by not covering it up.

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#6183736 - 02/14/16 09:58 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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That turned out very cool. Well played leaving off the scales, although I would love to see what scales would look like next to the blade left the way it is. up
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#6184102 - 02/15/16 09:44 AM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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That's pretty dang cool

#6189473 - 02/18/16 02:32 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 682
Loc: SE Oklahoma
really neat knife, great idea!
okiehuntr cheers

#6191837 - 02/20/16 08:37 AM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
Now that's pretty dang cool. And you're right,, taking pics of bright shiny things is hard!
Mmmm Hmmm

#6199468 - 02/25/16 07:49 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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very neat looking..I like it..

#6200066 - 02/26/16 09:47 AM Re: Polished Rust [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
That's very cool and unique for sure!

Very nice!!

I agree 100%

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#6201132 - 02/27/16 02:04 AM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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That is freaking awesome
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#6202596 - 02/28/16 01:05 PM Re: Polished Rust [Re: Misfire]
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Very unique and creative sir. I like it. up


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