Knives from gun barrels

kvaughn

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I see the new AG Russell catalog has knives listed as made from Mauser and Luger barrels.
Is this type of steel good for knife making or just an attention getter?
 

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Anyone know why he keeps his anvil wet?

And I'm guessing it could be hardenable (gun barrels). would it make the best knife in the world though? Probably not, but I guess that isn't the point when forging it out of a gun barrel.
 
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Anyone know why he keeps his anvil wet?

And I'm guessing it could be hardenable (gun barrels) would it make the best knife in the world? Probably not, but I guess that isn't the point when forging it out of a gun barrel.
Helps to knock off the forge scale
 
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