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My dad made this one maybe fifteen years ago; the blade is, as I recall, a piece of a very large industrial circular saw blade. It's full-tang, with brass rivets, and I *think* manzanita scales. I've used the Hell out of it and it has yet to need resharpening.

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Nice. More Dane than Scott or Norse.

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Not even close to a period Irish blade, but it's what I have. smile.gif

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A very knife but the belly could be a tad bigger.
Had I not been caught and hog tied by a "wife", I'd gone back to the states in the late '70's and knive making was seriouse on my mind.
You put a 1/4-3/8th more belly on the front of the blade and you'd have a perfect skinner. It is a very good knife...well done for "20/30" years ago..."20/30" is there because such info floats around for a long time. he used his blade material well, and his work tools....It's not profeeinal but good and functional.

My knife preferences have changed so much over the years.
My father was then wiser than I, perhaps wiser than I am now.
He bought me a Cheyenee skinner by a big company (Western), when I wanted a Bowie when I was 10-11....
Now If I should ever hit just a touch of throw away money I'd have that knife again.

The Boys scout hunting Knife of years ago...a Marble's Wood craft was fantatic...but I was a stupid little kid wanting a Bowie.
Youe father's knife almost had that sweep.

Your basic K-Bar was a cheap Marble....so are many older Bucks. Look up Mrble knives.
One grows wiser with age...an my father was wiser than I was at 35-40.

If you have have some luck and find in a Flea market types shop. Western "39" Series is fantastic....but a a 10-15 year old idiot, I wanted a Bowie and not a fantastic little skinning knife.....it of course got stolen...

Give me a big of money, I want a "original" Mosreth Cascade with an antler handled skinner and the stolen knife back.

Give me a lotto win I want a few Slagel,, a number of Randels...my father had one but it vanished, and I want a Ruana....you can get a Ruana from his son....I hope he too is not dead....but if you got lots of money..... It's worth five or ten bottles of find single malt.... do the knifes's first.

There are so many knives...so dam many...but your father with a singeleknife did a very good style....I love knives....In I wanted do to be a maker....for a first or a single knife your fathters knive is fine......a good skinner...plain, but "sclicht" is a German word meaning, simple but full...

 The deer nor are you going to notice lack of the 1/4 inch more belly . Your Pop knew enough about knifes to make a good working knife...dammed shame he didn't do more. He had tallent, and knew one didn't need a real thick fancy knife to skin with.
If He's still around...say...good work.

-- Edited by Bo Bo Olson on Friday 4th of December 2009 02:19:27 PM

-- Edited by Bo Bo Olson on Friday 4th of December 2009 02:26:28 PM

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Dad made quite a few knives, no two alike. Most of them he sold through various local gun, sporting goods, and hardware stores until all those independents went away. :-/

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