View Full Version : I'm probably never going to finish this blade

02-02-2015, 07:12 PM
I'm clearing out some space on the bench and I realize that this and a couple other blades have sat around neglected to quite some time.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt106/canid/knives/file_knife01_zpsurzexrru.jpg (http://s602.photobucket.com/user/canid/media/knives/file_knife01_zpsurzexrru.jpg.html)

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt106/canid/knives/file_knife02_zpsl3qxcxzd.jpg (http://s602.photobucket.com/user/canid/media/knives/file_knife02_zpsl3qxcxzd.jpg.html)

It is about 0.16" thick, about 1.15" wide at the base of the blade, 6" blade length and a hair over 10" overall. It is forged, rough ground and heat treated, made from one of the many Nicholson mill/bastard files I wear out in the shop.

Not every knifemaker is a smith, and not everybody wishing to start in the knifemaking hobby or to have a handmade knife is yet ready to be. If anybody might like to bring it back to life by finishing it, I propose an auction. Bidding to start at $6, by $0.50 minimum increments and auction to end at 12:00am (midnight) Friday 02/06/2015.

This must be open to confirmed PayPal members, and I'm afraid I will only ship to US addresses.

What say you, Wolf Pack?

02-03-2015, 08:01 AM
I can't participate due to not having paypal, but someone will get a nice blade for a good price.

02-05-2015, 04:28 AM
Starting to look like I may be keeping it after all.

02-06-2015, 04:02 AM
That's that.

02-06-2015, 04:04 AM
MrFixIt: Send me a US address if you want it.

02-06-2015, 08:45 AM
PM sent.

Adding gibberish since message is too short!

02-06-2015, 09:18 PM
Looks like somebody is going to get a fine blade to finish. Being the proud owner of one of Caid's knives, I think you will be happy.

02-07-2015, 07:30 AM
Yeah, I just hope that I can do some justice to it!
Certainly going to try. I have some black walnut that Hayshaker sent me, might make some nice handle slabs for it.

12-03-2015, 01:35 PM
Update: Whilst cleaning up my shop, I found this blade in a coffee can with several other old kitchen knives.
I have not done anything to it besides cleaning up some rust spots and oiling it.

12-04-2015, 04:31 PM
Yeah; that was basically the problem I was having.

04-03-2016, 02:34 PM
If you still have the knife blade, I'll bid $20.00 for it.