@switchpod , are you a knife k maker buy trade? reason I am asking is I would love to have someone make me a knife from a railroad spike with a twited handle grip and a custom sheath. Just need a knife maker as I have a good frind and brother from a different mother that’s a leather smith
Aren’t railroad spikes extremely soft Steel? Or would it be just a novelty knife not to be used?
You piqued my interest with the question about the steel - although I balked at paying $42 for the official US specs! [ASTM A65 - 07(2013)]
I did find this page, though, which discusses the use of reclaimed railroad spikes for various projects, including knives [there are photographs of a few knives embedded towards the bottom of the page]. Amongst other things, it says:
HC on a railroad spike does not necessarily mean high carbon, it may mean highway crossing, and these spikes need to be stronger for this part of the track. The HC means .40% -.45% carbon not the .80% that we would usually call high carbon. The spikes are barely heat treatable and won’t hold an edge very long. With this in mind, be aware of a higher carbon content and work with the material accordingly.
@LonewolfMcQuade…I have no idea if its a soft steel or not…but this has been a fascination of mine and I have looked around but never found anything I just have to have.
Ok. The Burma 1855 is AWESOME PERIOD.
No. I Do however believe that it would be a very fun career! I just screw around in the garage.
And so I ordered 1095 for now, just to get into the groove of things.
Will be making vids of course.
Premium steels to follow.
yes when you start one - but remember there has to be a gun or gun part in the pictures…
Sarcasm or BULLSHIT?
(For me nothing Beats the feel, of OLEAN Steel)
My go to Belt Axe
-Carried from Africa to Afghanistan. Olympics to the Adirondacks.
And of course the group shot:
I don’t know if spyderco makes them any more, but you can find them on eBay.
Have been trying to find the CAS Hanwei Buckle Knife for awhile now.
If you remember this one you are old.lol or knew an old guy that had one. think I got this in the 80’s
@Belt-Fed, great knive one of my all-time favorites👍 if you find the time, toss the grappling hooks in it and show them what it looks like with the Spike’s on it.
OK, i’ll see if I can find it, that’s an old pic. I bet it’s crammed in the back of the safe.