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

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by jlloyd73, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Awtoman Well-Known Member

    956
    Jan 22, 2011
    From Michigan
    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

    Jan 1, 2012
    Got a pic?
     
  4. JasonS

    JasonS Member

    214
    Mar 24, 2012
    UHG California
    Saw these on ebay a while back, killer. $(KGrHqV,!n8E8VUzgleUBPM!(y6utg~~60_57.jpg
     
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I'll second that!
     
  7. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I know right? I was hoping one of our friendly neighborhood TFF knife makers were doing them.
     
  8. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    I know the place jlloyd, they stay sharp FOREVER
     
  9. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Awtoman Well-Known Member

    956
    Jan 22, 2011
    From Michigan
    The finished knife looks like it has a convex edge. I am a big fan of that type of grind.

    Tom
     
  11. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    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 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    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.
     
  14. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    Spikes are cheap on fleabay
     
  15. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    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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