Location: Altadena, CA
Joined: 29 Sep 2008
|Posted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009 9:34 am Post subject:
actually it wouldn't be that hard to make a knife out of it with out a forge.
You could anneal the file with a propane torch (or coffee can forge), file it to shape and then heat treat it with the same tools.
cold grind it,
find a park with a charcoal grills and temper it there.
have a bladesmith do the tempering for you.
Not the easiest but it can be done.
Ben Potter Bladesmith
It's not that I would trade my lot
For any other man's,
Nor that I will be ashamed
Of my work torn hands-
For I have chosen the path I tread
Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.