Another file knife

This one is destined for the kitchen. Left on the differential heat-treat colors – basically there’s no hand finishing on the blade at all. The handle is white oak and guyacan.


File Knife Kwaiken

While making knives from files is usually not the greatest idea, it can be fun. This Hyde Speedster Scraper was annealed before work began. I wanted to retain the original roll mark on the handle, so I added another forward hole to hold a one-side scale and ground the opposite side of the blade. The non-ground side was flat ground until only a bare hint of the original file teeth were visible. Blade is 3.75″ long to the front of the maroon linen mahogany scale. The handle/tang has a kwaiken-esque narrowing toward the butt. Thanks to Ben R.T., Daniel Fairly, and others on Bladeforums for the inspiration on how to recycle this old file.