22 January 2011
Making a folding knife. Part three
I decided to do some file work on the spine of the blade, linking it to the twisted tang.
Overall, I am very pleased with the result. I have learned a lot about forging, from making it. There are just a few details I will refine in the next knife. Although I like the look of the tang, I think it's a bit too long, the handle is 3 3/4" (95 mm) long but with that long tang the length goes up to 6" (150mm), that makes it a bit too long to carry easily and comfortably inside a pocket, although it could be carried as a necker in a leather pouch. The tang will also be finer and the blade a little thinner in profile.