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    Default The knife my brother made me

    This is a knife my little brother made for me a couple of years ago. (for free, as a result of loosing a bet)

    The blade was made by a local blacksmith to my specifications. It is laminated, soft steel on the sides to make it easier to hone and less brittle, swedish file-steel in the middle to make the edge hard. That is the way we make all blades where I come from and they take a scary sharp edge.
    Sheath is made from leather.
    Handle (or scales maybe, this being a shave form) is made from ebony and ivory (he had an old piece laying around)
    I don't really use it that much, since it is kind of hard to find any non-criminal uses for it













    What do you guys think?
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    Very cool looking knife. I love the idea of the laminated blade. Looks like the maker knew his stuff. Kind of reminds me of a Finnish pukka knife.
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    Very nice rib sticker!
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    The laminated blades is a really good thing, it is the way they have made the blades at home for a long time. They have a long tradition of knife-making there, even though this particular one is very far from traditional.

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    That is very cool. I love the design of the handle, as well...seems like that Blacksmith knew what he was doing, alright.

    If you don't mind my asking, when you say "where I come from", where is that exactly?

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    I come from Norway, a small place called Gjerstad in the County of Aust Agder. The Gjerstad coat of arms actually consists of three knifes.

    Just living in Miami right now to get some education.

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    Non-criminal use, huh? Looks like a handy letter-opener to me! And it's never criminal to defend yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesSheDoes! View Post
    Non-criminal use, huh? Looks like a handy letter-opener to me! And it's never criminal to defend yourself.
    That depends on where you live and what you do to the criminal.

    Over here if an unarmed criminal was a threat to you and you stabbed him you'd probably be convicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LX_Emergency View Post
    That depends on where you live and what you do to the criminal.

    Over here if an unarmed criminal was a threat to you and you stabbed him you'd probably be convicted.
    That's a good reason to always carry two knives!

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    So you can give him one before you stab him? Interesting....I'll have to think about that.

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