Bastard (IPE)

Bastard (IPE)


The Bastard is made from a used single-cut bastard file. This file was originally used for removing fine materials from objects in woodworking, metalworking, and in similarly related trades and hobbies. Now, the tool has been given a second life, and a new chance as a rugged hand tool. The cuts of the file are still intact on the knife's blade and are quite functional for any filing purposes you can imagine - like filing your nails on the trail.

The blade boasts a full-tang construction. The steel has been annealed, shaped, hardened, and tempered to give the blade incredible durability as a working tool. The blade has also been force-etched to create a patina on the steel's surface, which helps prevent further corrosion over time.

The handle is made from a piece of Brazilian walnut decking - often referred to as IPE. The handle is pinned to the blade with steel pins – one of which is hollow, with a inner diameter of 3/8” - perfect for hanging or tying a lanyard through.

The knife comes with a custom leather sheath made from the scraps of a horse saddle. The sheath is created from a single piece of leather, which has been riveted together, waxed, and stitched by hand with waxed linen.


Overall Length: 7.5″ Blade Length: 3.75″ Thickness: roughly 3/16 ″ Steel: Full Tang, High Carbon, 60-65 HRC Finish: Forge finish/ force etched Blade Depth: roughly 7/8 ″ Grind: Flat to convex Weight: 4.25 oz.

Caring for knife: Keep the knife as dry as possible. Do not soak in water. When finished cutting something wet or washing blade, dry with a soft cloth. Small amounts of mineral oil should occasionally be wiped onto blade. Handle is protected with a clear satin lacquer.

*Purchase includes knife and leather sheath.

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