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Sheep shear blades

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Sam Hell, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Sam Hell

    Sam Hell

    552
    Jan 7, 2012
    What do you think? Is it a good type of blade for a knife?
     
  2. PARKERKNIVES

    PARKERKNIVES

    156
    Dec 1, 2008
    I have seen propper blade shears that were sharp enough to cut a few wool fibers that were layed across the edge and blown on. So I think they can be sharp enough for sure but most of them are a fare bit softer than a good custom knife . No reason they couldn't be heat treated to a higher hardness though.
     
  3. Sam Hell

    Sam Hell

    552
    Jan 7, 2012
    I had seen a pic of one and there was no follow up for performance, so I figured there should be some other info about them.
     
  4. church&son

    church&son

    583
    Jan 1, 2009
    Sam, here's one I done a while back made from a Burgon & Ball from Sheffield England.. I've used it a bunch and it has held up well.
    Been waiting for the right antler to do the other side. It took a while to get used to the chisel grind. It is part of a set with a remodeled old hatchet.

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