Hunter’s Skinning Knife


This was a fun and educational piece, repurposing a worn out file for hunting later this year. I bought the file at the Trinidad State bookstore in Colorado during the gunsmithing program sometime during ’06-08 and wanted to keep it as a functional memento, so – here we are. Below are some of the more notable pictures from the project, enjoy!

Just after forging, cleaned up the blade some and file-polished


Initial phase of forging. Note the file tang at the bottom of the photo in the vise-grip jaws


Showing a 10″ Nicholson bastard file and the final blade.

Just after soldering the guard on