Bastard (wood lichen 2)
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 various types of lichen cast in resin and a slice of Brazilian walnut - which is a scrap piece of outdoor decking. 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 1″
Grind: Scandi to convex
Weight: 4.5 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 CA glue.
*Purchase includes knife and leather sheath.