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I had a couple of hours spare so knocked up this gut hook out of an old farriers file. I’m going to put an antler handle on it ... and finish off the blade when I get a chance this week .......

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I’ve got a real small sharpening Steel but the blade has been tempered and hardened and it’s only used on skin so hardly ever needs sharpening .......

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Look good socks , every time you make something new you can see how much your skill is improving 

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1 minute ago, Elchapo said:

Look good socks , every time you make something new you can see how much your skill is improving 

Cheers mate I am trying new things as often as I can and getting on the forge as much as I can but work is mental at the moment ......

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Just now, hambone said:

Looks good 👍,  What is the hole for?

Don’t know I was just fukcing around trying different things ... I made it 6 mil so I may put a brass rod in there for a bit of decoration .......

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One thing i do like about that hook looks as if you could use it without having to make a cut first. Nice one.

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i think you`ve done really well -- not to lose a finger or two ..

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13 minutes ago, C.green said:

One thing i do like about that hook looks as if you could use it without having to make a cut first. Nice one.

Yes mate that’s the point of it ... pierce and gut in one go ..... 

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2 hours ago, hambone said:

Looks good 👍,  What is the hole for?

He can tie his first aid kit to it so it will be close by when he grallochs his hand using it.

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First blade I ever made was a gut hook from an old file some antler and a pound coin , still in the rucksack today and still worth a pound 😂 

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All done .........

 

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36 minutes ago, socks said:

All done .........

 

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:good:managed to keep out of a@e then ken  must be getting better    !!.

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