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Dasco 103-12 hand made lamb splitter

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Foster J, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    My brother-in-law came to me with this big, beaten ugly. old butchers knife that was handed down from his father. It had hockey tape holding the handle together and severe hammer marks on the spine. I only wish I had the foresight to take some before photos. He now uses it as a camping chopper and asked me to re-handle this bad boy. I left some of the character on the blade and beveled the spine. He also asked for a sheath. This is what I came up with.

    Black micarta with white micarta spacer and stainless tube.
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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Wow! They used to make strong butchers...that thing must be 1/4" thick at the front of the handle! I can make out the words "HAND MADE" on the blade. I bet there are a few tales attached to it. Great work on the handle and kydex. Ready for years of service.
     
  3. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Excellent job at restoring the knife without losing the character and history.
     
  4. Fred/A

    Fred/A Active Member

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    Great recovery, bevel on top make a nice touch.
     
  5. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks guys. That blade is closer to 3/8'' thick with a very convex edge. It' quite heavy.
     

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