It was a while ago and on a weekday, so if it's a convenient location then maybe give it a shot. Should be pretty quiet one the weekend nowadays.
Who doesn't love a reminder of our imperialist / colonialist past - a Pesh-kabz found while clearing a deceased relative's house - supposedly stolen from a sepoy in the 1850's
Yikes. Is there any organisation that returns stuff like this to its country of origin?
In other news I finally bought a Higonokami just like this one.
It's great. Incredibly lightweight and very slim in the pocket, easy to leave in the back pocket and forget it's there whenever you sit down.
I can envisage myself getting more of these and going for a spicier one with a fancy blade and handle next time as I've seen a few with damascus blades and brass, hammered or wooden handles.
If you are in London have the 112 for you to try and feel.
That looks lovely - might add it to the Christmas list 😂
Ended up with this - slightly different shape from the santoku shape I went out for but similar & the same size. Very happy with it!
New EDC knife option arrived today (the brass one at the top)
Tiny little craft blade, smaller and shiner than I expected.
(Blades out for size comparison)
Hi folks, another recommendation request.
Im after a Nakiri, and was hoping you could point me towards a decent one. looking for about £50, and hopefully with a traditional style. Either of these worth considering?
What blades does it take?
No.11 craft blade
My confined space use Swann-Morton.
V cool did you make it yourself??
Thank you. I did. It has got me out of a pickle on many occasions.
Very nice - hand filed, or was the blade socket welded onto a stub of handle?
(I suspect the brass knife is not technically legal as an EDC, but if e.g. kept in a pencil case with art supplies you'd have an argument that it had a legitimate use.)
Bloody lovely, very satisfying...
Some progress! Handle and sheat done..
I’m going for a sort of Inuit work knife look..
Very fucking annoyed as I must've dropped my petty knife https://tinyurl.com/yxk3dar7 at some point which has ended up in bending the tip.
No matter, I'll tap that out, I thought.
30 seconds with a jeweller's hammer and an anvil and "tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap-tap----plink!" I snapped the fucking tip off.
Some grinding to be done.
Ouch - I dropped a favoured paring knife, and managed to take about 5mm straight off the tip . I've been meaning to get it reground, but with only hand tools I've not yet got round to it.
Can you grind the end into a tanto style tip?
Any reccos for a good pair of garden shears? Have Okasune secateurs but want something longer for edging and hedges.
Saw knife there was some chat a few pages ago but also looking for one of those...
The middle one looks great - what is it?
(Price seems to have gone up since I bought it)
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