TFF Knife Makers...Railroad Spike Knife???

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  1. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    I went to the mountains awhile back and there was a knife shop there that had some homemade stuff in their cases. I saw one of these railroad spike knives there and I thought they were simply beautiful.

    Any of you guys make one or try to make one?
  2. Awtoman

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    I think the metal could be shaped into a cool looking knife, but I think it has the wrong composition to make a "good" knife. If its only purpose is to look at, why not.

    Tom
  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Got a pic?
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    Saw these on ebay a while back, killer. $(KGrHqV,!n8E8VUzgleUBPM!(y6utg~~60_57.jpg
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is cool.
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that!
  7. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    I know right? I was hoping one of our friendly neighborhood TFF knife makers were doing them.
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    I know the place jlloyd, they stay sharp FOREVER
  9. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    It was a nice little shop....I think we were in Maggie Valley.

    Heck, one of those with one of your famous paracord wraps to the handle... I think that would be the cat's meow.
  10. Awtoman

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    The finished knife looks like it has a convex edge. I am a big fan of that type of grind.

    Tom
  11. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    The ones I saw looked even better than the one in the bottom of that picture. Look at this one.

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  12. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I love the looks of that!
    I know it was mentioned as to how they (the metal) would hold an edege, but...
    NICE!
  13. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 New Member

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    My son brought a few railroad spikes home one day from some abandoned railroad tracks. I wish I had the stuff to make one of these knives.
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    Spikes are cheap on fleabay
  15. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    ME TOO!
    I used to have a crap load of the rail road spikes we collected as kids off
    an old shut down rail road. Use to, they'd replace the ones that need replaced
    and toss the old one's off to the side, or off the stone.
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