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Found An Old File. #7999721 10/06/20 01:52 AM
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It's big, rusty, heavy and thick. I found it on my ranch at a very old homestead. I was wondering if anyone could make me a butcher knife? I'll post some pics of it tomorrow.


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Originally Posted by Stompy
It's big, rusty, heavy and thick. I found it on my ranch at a very old homestead. I was wondering if anyone could make me a butcher knife? I'll post some pics of it tomorrow.


I'm sure Mike C and ShaneA could make you a dandy, they both do great work with files and are great guys to deal with.

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Here's some pics of the old file. It may be too far gone but I don't know. What do you guys think, will it still make a knife? If so I need to talk to someone that could make me one.
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Re: Found An Old File. [Re: Stompy] #8000315 10/06/20 05:37 PM
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Brand new American made files aren't that expensive.

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Originally Posted by Duke107
Brand new American made files aren't that expensive.

Understand, but found this one on my ranch at an old homestead. That's the only reason I'd like to have a knife made if possible.


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Run it through a blasting cabinet and see what you got.


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Originally Posted by Cast
Run it through a blasting cabinet and see what you got.

Don't have one access to one.


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That's a rusty bastard, lol. I did one out of buggy spring that was similarly rusty. I'd be willing to give it a try.


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Ship it to me. I’ll blast it for you.


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For those interested in making me a knife out of it, I would like a mesquite handle and leather sheath. I would really like some type of Bowie knife out of it but not sure it's big enough. Please PM me a ballpark price. Thanks

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Do you know what kind of steel it is? Kinda risky getting a knife made out of an unknown material but I understand for sentimental reasons.

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No idea about the steal, but it's got to be 70-100 years old due to the homestead and where I found it.


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Very likely W2 steel. Water hardening but oil will work.

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I think manufacturers started making files out of lesser steels, old files are okay. If you grind in down, etc. you might be surprised at how little you have to work. I'd just make a nice deer skinning blade out of it, plan on a half tang.

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By the By Texas Knife makers Supply in Houston sells steel for making knives and they HEAT treat air quenchable steels for a nominal fee. I have always used them. You will spend a certain amount of time making a knife, for me having a known steel is the way to go.

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