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.

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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.