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Askew

Ray Mears
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Had a few of these blades sitting around for a while, bought them as new old stock, finally got around to putting a handle on one. The blade is marked E M Dickinson Sheffield, handle is from a nashi tree in the garden, whipping is waxed linen. Time to to start sharpening...

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Randall

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It's a strange blade askew. Do you know what it was for? No hole in the tang? Are they seconds? You could extend the tang into the blade; that would be stronger. The height of the blade would handle a small hole OK. Then maybe a tiny hole in the rat tail. Some bolts, hard wood or plastic handle scales and epoxy should be pretty strong. Or nylon, like those cheap chopping boards for kitchens.
 
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Askew

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It's a woodworking knife, basically a one handed drawknife. You hold it with the edge facing towards you, thumb fits into the curve in the handle. This construction is traditional, the tang is fitted into a groove in the handle, with a bend in the end of the tang going in deeper. How sturdy is it? I'll keep you posted.
 

Le Loup

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Had a few of these blades sitting around for a while, bought them as new old stock, finally got around to putting a handle on one. The blade is marked E M Dickinson Sheffield, handle is from a nashi tree in the garden, whipping is waxed linen. Time to to start sharpening...
Well done Askew, looking good.
Keith.
 

Thrud

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I tried to find a blade like this to try out for so long I gave up. That handle looks really good, hope to see some carved projects soon!
ray Mears has them, but not cheap!
 

MongooseDownUnder

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I have one of the Ray Mears ones which I bought when the Aussie dollar was significantly higher.
I have not used it yet as I have not made a blade cover for it yet, might need to be the next project.
 
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