Sunday, September 30, 2012

Working knife

It's that time of year in our country when folks are getting their wheat planted and plans are being made to buy calves to run on the grass. I get to build a few of these castrating knives about this time every year for those that buy calves and have to pre-condition them.

I use 52100 for the steel in these knives. It holds an edge very well, yet can be sharpened with a steel at the pens. I have watched my guys get as many as 100 head between sharpenings.
A three inch cutting edge, and four and a quarter inch handle.

I have an extra one, minus the sheath, if anyone is interested, or a sheath can be added with about a six week wait.

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