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Cowboy belt knife

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Flinch Morningwood:
Made this from an old file.  I like to leave some of the file marks on the blade if possible to show it's good steel.

Handle is antler with a pewter bolster.

Mexican loop sheath inspired by a couple in the Tombstone book.

KenH:
I just found this portion of the forum - Good looking knife, but I especially like the sheath.  You did REALLY good there.  With your permission I might use that as a pattern for a couple of sheaths.  Tell us more about the blade - how did you heat treat the file? 

Ken H>

Flinch Morningwood:
Usually I heat till the steel won’t attract a Magnet, hold for a few seconds and quench in vet grade mineral oil heated to 150 F.

I temper in the oven.  This I did at 450 F for a hour.

Feel free to copy the sheath.  That’s what I did from the book...lol

Sir Charles deMouton-Black:

--- Quote from: KenH on January 12, 2021, 07:30:11 AM ---I just found this portion of the forum - Good looking knife, but I especially like the sheath.  You did REALLY good there.  With your permission I might use that as a pattern for a couple of sheaths.  Tell us more about the blade - how did you heat treat the file? Ken H>

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I agree. In a belt sheath the pommel should not rise above the top of the belt.

1961MJS:
Hi Flinch

Looks great, useful, and a good sized knife.

Later

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