Rail Road Spike Knives:
Saturday, 07 August 2010 14:57
These are what they say...hand forged out of rail road spikes. Now I do mine a bit different than other makers..I forge out the entire spike which makes for a better handling and a more "solid" feeling blade. Plus these are heat treated using my own proprietary heat treating technique that results in a edge that will actually cut. So these are no longer just a "novelty item" these are 100% functional blades. While not a good a "cutter" as 1095 is, these still can and do cut very well. Styles, shapes and sizes vary and I usually have a 1/2 dzoen of these (or more) on hand at any given time. Please see below for what is currently listed.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 January 2013 23:19)
Rail Road Spike Knives in stock
The following knives are hand forged from HC marked RR spikes and are currently available...These are VERY sharp and I have found a way to heat treat them to the pint where they can take and keep a decent edge..Still these are not the same as a good high carbon steel but they are tougher than Hell and they do cut very well...None of the rail road spike knives some with a sheath.. BEWARE..again I will say..these are SHARP..
These blades give folks a chance to get a hand forged knife from a well known, "World Class" Bladesmith at very attractive prices..
PLEASE NOTE: The lengths given are BLADE LENGTHS only...Not the overall length./ All blades are stamped with the 8R chop mark
All RR spike knives are at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Fair in Irwindale, CA.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 April 2015 13:59)
It has been a while (like 8 years or so) since I made any spear points..so I decided to go ahead and make a few... These are hand forged from 1045 steel for the blades (as this steel is very, VERY tough) and 1018 mild steel for the sockets. Sockets are drilled on one (1) side for a retaining screw. Sockets taper down from 1 1/8" ID.
All heads are slow browned/russeted finish. These are semi-lenticular in cross section points..
These are nicely finished with a beautiful "chocolate" slow rust browning on them. Quite attractive, and ready to go.. All have between 8 1/2" to 9 3/4" long blades with an OAL of approx 16 to 17".
Traditional browning takes a while to get done correctly, and this can be anywhere from 10 to 24 days depending upon the temperature and humidity levels. This is a very durable finish and the same finish I use on my throwing axes. This same type of finish was used in Colonial America to finish various Long Rifles, Fowlers, Pistols and Shotguns..
I have had numerous accounts and messages from hunters using both styles on wild pigs in California, Texas, Tennessee, as well as North and South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.. all with great success using these points, so they have been "field tested" in some pretty rugged conditions...
Both the leaf blade and the straight blade points are priced the same... Priced at $150.00 each.
NOTE: Spears are in the works...please check back...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 29 July 2015 23:21)
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