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Sunday, 3 January 2010

I've fallen in love with Anjan - Bushcraft Knife Project 3

Although this is my third bushcraft knife project, it was the first blade I acquired and I just couldn't decide what to handle it in. After a suggestion from Jean at Knife Scales I decided to go with the hardwood Anjan (Indian I believe) and have to say it's a beautiful, if tough wood to work with!

The blade is 3mm thick o1 steel from Mick Spain, 220mm long approximately. It's razor sharp to say the least and my left arm was stubbly for a number of weeks after I decided to see how sharp it was!  I decided to use corby bolts again on this one and an 8mm brass lanyard tube supplied kindly by a fellow member.

The wood as I mentioned is Anjan and I used black liners on this one so as not to detract from the wood. Jean tells me the silver spots will turn to black with age so I'm looking forward to that. I finished the blade in 200 grit to remove a few scratches but I'm sure there will be many more as this is destined to be a well used tool and I can't wait to try it out next week while camping.

I made the handle slightly coke-bottle shaped once again and as I did it by hand (need to get a bench sander) took quite a few hours.

Overall a very positive experience with this particular knife.

1 comment:

  1. Hey BB :)

    Im in the start process of making my own and 1 knife. And have to say that this knife is one of the most beautifull samples i have seen so far. Damn thats a good looking knife.... Almost a 100% match of the picture in my head... I tryed the link to Mick Spain but it seems to be dead :( Do you have any idea where I can find a blade like this or anything as good and the same shape? If not can I buy this one ;)

    Sorry for my bad english but Im from Denmark :)

    Keep up the good work.