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Offline Flinch Morningwood

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Cowboy belt knife
« on: October 17, 2020, 08:14:58 AM »
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.

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Re: Cowboy belt knife
« Reply #1 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? 

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Offline Flinch Morningwood

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Re: Cowboy belt knife
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 07:41:18 AM »
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
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Re: Cowboy belt knife
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 10:37:31 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>

I agree. In a belt sheath the pommel should not rise above the top of the belt.
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Re: Cowboy belt knife
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 11:23:15 AM »
Hi Flinch

Looks great, useful, and a good sized knife.

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