Small belt ax, knife, and fly

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Got the ax done today and finished the knife yesterday, the fly just invited itself. The ax head was forged out of a chunk of 5160. The head is just under 5" with a cutting edge of 2 1/2". The blade on the knife was from a piece of agricultrual tine and it 3 3/4" with wrought iron fittings and a stag tip handle. 7 1/2" overall.
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Your fly making skills need some work, but they appear to be far more advanced than my own - not a bad effort.:jerkit: The axe and the knife, however are really, really nice!:thumbup: I really like that style of knife. What did you do for a tang? Is it forged from the same stock as the blade, and threaded on the end or do you use allthread or a split bolt, and braze that onto a stub tang after finishing the blade? Whatever you did to it, you do really good work, dude!
 
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Not sure where the fly came from but it most have followed me after I fed the cows. I thought they all died off.

Bennett, The tang is out of the same steel that the blade was made out of and it is threaded.
 
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Awsome combination, thouse would go great for a big country hunter in the deep woods.
 
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Ray what did you do to the axe handle about halfway down? Is it the lighting or did you texture the wood somehow? Nice work as usual
 
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tnmike said:
Ray what did you do to the axe handle about halfway down? Is it the lighting or did you texture the wood somehow? Nice work as usual

I textured it for a better grip using a carbid burr.
 
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