Little Bastard

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This blade is made from an old double-cut Bastard file. This file was originally used for removing fine materials from objects in woodworking, metalworking, and in similarly related trades and hobbies. This 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, which helps prevent further corrosion of the steel over time. The handle is made from a stabilized piece of Applewood pruned from an orchard in Northeast Ohio. The handle has also been pinned to the blade with steel pins – one of which is hollow, inner diameter of 1/4”.

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: ~3/16” thick, 7/8” deep, and 3 1/2” long.
Entire knife: ~7 1/2”.

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 and other natural oils worked into handle. After wiping excess oil from handle, buffing a small amount of beeswax onto the wood will help to protect and extend its life.

*Purchase includes knife and leather sheath.

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