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Old December 13, 2019, 04:56 PM   #14
gwpercle
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Join Date: November 30, 2012
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Kit ? I made my first knife , when in grade school , from a discarded putty knife that had a riveted on wood handle and pewter (pot metal) bolsters .
The guy that was reputtying (glazing ?) and repainting our wood windows tossed it into the trash because it had a badly worn front edge and the handle had paint and putty all over it .
I cleaned it up and used my dad's belt grinder to grind a little 3 1/2" drop point blade .
Kept the blade cool with water while grinding and that old putty knife made a nice little knife . Holds a good edge too .

Not near as good looking as BillDeShivas knives but I was only 12 .
Gary
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