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Photos Some little pocket scalpels

Discussion in 'Making Stuff' started by warrensmith, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. warrensmith

    warrensmith Subscribed Member

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    I'm sort of between commissions and waiting for materials to come , so i'm using up as many of the scraps as I can . These are 4mm 14c28n

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    Very neat and useful.
     
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    The best butcher I know uses a tiny wee knife no longer than his forefinger to seperate up a carcase. It gets neatly between joints, seperates tendons, frees organs, etc., It's ancient, it's razor sharp, keeps it edge well, and he's been using it for over forty years and his grandpa used it for no idea how long before he did.
    In skilled hands a wee knife can be every bit as useful as a big one. Those look useful :D
    Deceptively simple, nothing to trap any gunk, easy to grip, easy to clean.
     
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    I seem to recall that Neil used a SAK to process a deer, just to prove a point. These wee gems would be much more efficient.
     
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    I used to use a blade just like that for a lot of butchery tasks but it excelled at boning poultry. I was occasionally required to produce a proper abortion of a thing for several local hotels. It started with a bloody great turkey then a capon followed by a goose, a chicken, a pheasant, a grouse, a partridge, and a mallard. Each one was stuffed inside the next with a layer of smoked bacon between the layers. Right in the centre was a snipe, which was ‘backset’, basically pinioned with its own beak as there was no way I was going to bone one of those little buggers!

    without a little blade like that the job would’ve damn near been impossible!

    are they for sale Warren?
     
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    They will be once the leather has had a day or two to dry out and I've had a chance to scratch my head and work out a price
     
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    Those are lovely mate. At this rate you'll have me bankrupt at the end of the month. :P
     
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    I’m not supposed to buying anything but I could well be tempted by one of those
     
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    Im going to have offcuts of 4.5mm n690 next week , so there will be more little ones coming
     
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    That sounds a bit like my missus earlier when she said "I know I'm not supposed to be drinking," disappeared and came back with two Supers and a couple of litres of never-seen-an-apple strong cider for herself. :roll:
     
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    Moist January :)
     
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    Same here Harvey, the whole Warren comeback thing has me in disarray. :freak:
     
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  13. MaC

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    :D

    I'm being good :roll: My fabric fund is at an all time low. The shinies can wait for someone else to be unable to resist.
     
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    Nice. I am imagining that with a completely flat fork. Could be a great combo to save space.
     
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    Yep, that would work nicely. Even a two tined, mini-pitchfork job would pair up with one of those very nicely. :)
     
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    Have I mentioned that I dont like making forks
     
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    I have a little scandi ground pointy thing with a lacewood handle you made. I think you called it a mini bushcrafter. It has one duty, and that’s as a steak knife. Oh for a lacewood handled fork to go with it :D

    Looking at the first hit on AliExpress, these aren’t too bad.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32890700058.html
     
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    If'n I hadn't already bought a couple of those GEC H20 things, I'd be aggravating you for one of these. This sheath and integral handle is a perfect match, especially in that steel :)
     
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    I could use this as an advert for a range of personal cutlery [​IMG]

    Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
     
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    Ye gods, I am reluctant to eat out anyway, but that ?? I think you've put me off for life !
     
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