Bastard (Waffle)

Bastard (Waffle)


The blade 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 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.

The blade boasts a full-tang construction. The steel has been annealed, 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 an oversized pen blank of stabilized maple that has been dyed. A criss-cross waffle pattern was carved into the back of the handle to give it some texture and aesthetic value. The handle has also been pinned to the blade with steel pins – one of which is hollow, with a inner diameter of 1/4” - perfect for hanging and perhaps a lanyard.

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.


Cutting edge: 65+ HRC *Blade is sharpened with a steep convex grind. Blade: ~ 3/16” thick, 1 1/4” deep, and 3 1/2” long. Entire knife: ~ 8”.

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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