Homemade: Drawknife, Axe, Knife


Never Alone In The Bush
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Jun 16, 2011
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Melbourne, Victoria
I've sloooooly been making some bushcraft tools. This week I took then out for their first use.
There is a draw knife, an axe/tomahawk and a bushcrafting knife

My plan was to haft the axe and test out the tools. (I'd only just glued the knife sheath last night, so it still had rubber bands to hold it)

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The wooden sheath has a pivot in in one corner which acts to swivel the cover. The cover is locked in place with a snug fitting pin in the top right corner

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Draw knife:
The sheath has spring loaded wooden pins which lock the blade down into the channel.
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To get the knife out, you need to pull the pins clear if the channel, then lift the knife out:
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The sheath still needs a bit of shaping, but it has a positive lock and feels great
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Showing the cavity for the handle:
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Knife in the sheath. It "drops" in and needs a small push so it locks. The widest part of the handle is down near the blade end (a "coke bottle" shape)
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