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Railroad Spike Knife


I made this knife from a railroad spike. Why? Just to see if I could.

The finish work is a bit crude but the blade is tough. It makes a suitable knife for when you have those small, dirty jobs that tend to ruin a good knife.





Railroad Spike Knife


Another spike knife, this time from a spike the backhoe driver found buried pretty deep while doing some dirt work on my place.





Railroad Spike Knife


This is an unusual spike knife that was made possible by the unusual spike it was made from. This two headed spike is how railroad spikes are manufactured. The next step in the process is to cut the spike in half thus forming two spikes. I managed to get a couple of spikes before they were cut in half and this knife is the result.

One head was cut off and split to form the guard. The spike was drawn out and flattened to make it wider and then the first third of the length was folded back and forge welded to the second third to form the blade. The guard was then forge welded to the tang just behind the end of the 6" blade. This is quite a bit more material than is available on a single spike so the blade can be long, wide, and about 3/16ths thick. The scales are Sambar stag. The finish work is crude but the knife feels very good in the hand.

I don't have any more of these spikes and, thank you, but I don't want any more. Making this one was enough to satisfy my curiosity so, please, don't ask me to make another one...




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