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A knive made from old sheep shears.















 

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Pitchy your knife is a very clever design and I'll bet some of those old shears were made from really fine steel. I used to do lawn work with a pair just exactly like those to trim along the edges of the fences. That's a great idea and very functional design. How does it do holding an edge?

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Thanks, as i haven`t used it that much i don`t know but would assume it would hold an edge good. I carry this one on the back of my ML bag.



 

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Thanks, i didn`t make the bag a friend did. :)
 

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Shootin a 54 cal Blue Ridge made by Petersoli now.
 

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my grandfather who was born in 1880, received a shear knife from his dad that had came down thru the family many years. supposedly came with them over the cumberland gap around the time of the revolutionary war, my father remembers the knife well as they always used it during hog butchuring, it was thrown away back in the early 40's because it was worn out. i sure would love to have that knife. as far as the history of the knife it is just a family story...dont know how true it was but it was always fun to hear the story when i was a kid!!
 

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You should make one :)
 

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I just might try it, there are alot of those hanging around in old barns and flea markets. a shear knife might be a good first project for a new hobby. i have and old forge that hasnt ben hot in 80 years that i just got going, and was thinking about trying my hand at knife making.
 

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There ya go, and a lot of knives can be made without a forge, like the shear knife. :)
 

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Thats cool Pitchy may try one myself saw one hanging in dads old out buildin Thanks for the neat idea 8)
 

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Thanks, here`s one with a burl oak handle.

 

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Pitchy,
You ain't the same fellow from over on the ML forums who goes by Pitch Pine are you? Just got to ask.
 

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Pitchy,
You ain't the same fellow from over on the ML forums who goes by Pitch Pine are you? Just got to ask.
Yea that be me, same ole fool. ;D
Who are you over there, i haven`t been hanging there much lately.
 

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Very clever idea for the shears. 8) 8) 8)
 

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Thanks, learned it from those ML types over on the TMA board. ;D
 

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Pitchy said:
Yea that be me, same ole fool. ;D
Who are you over there, i haven`t been hanging there much lately.
I hung out over there a while, but not any more. I went by Mommicked there too. Some of the folks there are a little too..... uptight or something. I can't put my finger on it. Like they had some sort of agenda. Some good boys in and amongst em. I learned a lot over there before I got tired of it.

You've made some beautiful stuff. Your name, plus the type of knife was sort of a give away for me. It's hard to hide good talent! :)

These seem like some good laid back folks over here, and there is a lot of good info for a lot of different types of guns, reloading, repairs, and general outdoor stuff, not just good ole Marlins. I look forward to seeing any projects you share over here.
 

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Why thanks bro, yep seem like good folk here except they`er turning me into a Marlin man. ;D
 
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