Bastard (textured Rosewood)

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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 a dark piece of rosewood. A waffle pattern was filed into 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.

Specifics:
Cutting edge: 65+ HRC *Blade is sharpened with a steep convex grind.
Blade: ~ 1/4” thick, 1” deep, and 3 1/2” long.
Entire knife: ~ 7 3/4”.

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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