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    Default Lawnmower blades?

    Can you make a good knife from lawn mower blades? I have several laying around!!
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    I don't know but I'll probably find out. Vehicle leaf springs may be another option too.

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    In spite of the geniuses on Forged in Fire where everything is quenched in the same oil and nothing is ever stress relieved they are a crap shoot. No one knows what kind of steel is in them and what the difference is between the blades from TSC, Lowes, Troy Built or Toro.

    Then there is that big hole in the middle you have to work around.

    I used to mess with them when I had a big coal fired forge and a 300# anvil. I got a couple of usable big knives out of them, but had several that never hardened evenly.
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

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    What Krat said.
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    They seem to be reasonably effective as they are.

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    Doyle: What'cha doin' with that lawn mower blade Karl?
    Karl: I aim to kill you with it.
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    kaiser blade
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    a lawn mower blade will usually make a good hack knife
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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