Health issues are still nagging so I've decided to tackle some smaller projects that have been on my radar for quite some time. Over the years I've amassed a small collection of files and they are just getting knocked around under foot. Decided to take a shot at making a kiridashi. A kiridashi is a small knife used by Japanese cabinet makers for drawing very fine, very accurate lines on wood. For a variety of reasons, I have avoided forging weapons- a long, generally ugly story involving brains, guts, and other generally messy things found in splatter movies like Evil Dead or maybe one of the Tarantino classics.
Today started with a annealing a file and burying in vermiculite to slowly cool overnight.
the Mad tinker
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