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Svord Peasant kit build 378

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Svord Peasant kit build
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:02:47 PM »
The Peasant knife kit is only available to first class peasants, if like me you manage to convince them you are indeed a first class Peasant this is what they will send you



The blade, 5 pins, 2 screws, 2 washers and 2 steel liners

Steel liners? come on guys i thought you said first class?? no no no, not classy enough..those will have to go :pok:



Ok, now we are talking, another of those and we are good to go  :cheers:

My choice of handle will be wood and a bit of broken broom handle or a stick from the woods simply wont do, this is supposed to be classy remember, thankfully i have stocks of various types and decided to go with Elm burr (burl) i regretted that choice as soon as i started shaping it but decided to soldier on, i didn't find it very easy to work with as it was full of cracks and holes, tearout was a bit of an issue but got there in the end, i would have loved to have stabilized it but i don't have the gear for that so on it went as is



Yes my bandsaw table is filthy and i will tell you why to save anyone making the same mistake i made, a few years ago i read how to make home made wood dye using vinegar and wire wool, you place wire wool in a jar, fill it with vinegar and leave it for a few days, the brown gunk it produces is your dye, easy right? well i decided to give it a go, i got the jar and filled it, left it alone on the table, i came in to the workshop the next day to the stench of vinegar, i walked in and there was glass everywhere, i kid you not there was glass imbedded in the walls, yes it exploded..vinegar and bits of glass everywhere and all over my beautiful shiny 2 day old saw which was now all covered in flash rust, idiot boy here didn't think to not put a lid on the jar, thinking about it later of course its going to explode, a sealed jar with a chemical reaction taking place in it is going to need a vent  :twak:
Lesson learnt  :facepalm:

Anyway...



So we have a bit of a crack problem here, i just need to cut this down the middle and we have two lovely handles, i decided to epoxy the wood onto the liners and pin them from the inside..a secret pin, i figured i should do this as the wood when to the thickness i wanted flexed a bit much for my liking, i filled the cracks with epoxy too while i was at it.
My choice of finish for this was CA glue, it brings the grain out nicely and more importantly it should hold together this pile of cracks, pits and wormholes better, i didn't want to too slippery so didn't go for a mirror finish.

When its all fitted together there is a gap at the rear between the liners, the same thickness as the blade, i didn't like that so filled it, as this is for an upper class Peasant i went with copper.

A couple of coats of CA and showing the copper insert



Interesting to note that when they stamped the scale it burned through to the other side, in the future i might try clean this up a bit, the whole blade is very rustic but i can live with that for now, i did buff some of the forge blackness from it though



and all done, i just need to give it a final clean up, a bit of tearout at the rear pin but i will deal with that later, and a damn good sharpening..this i gather takes a great edge so i'm looking forward to getting it shaving sharp  :tu:



All in it's a great little knife, feels good in the hand and a really enjoyable project but next time i'm going with Walnut  :hatsoff:




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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 10:07:17 PM »
I really like the look of that one :tu:

And an excellent write up as well :salute:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:08:33 PM »
smurf me, I enjoyed reading that.  :rofl:...  :hatsoff:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 10:11:14 PM »
Great job Borg :hatsoff:
The wood looks beautiful! :like:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 10:14:05 PM »
Looks great  !    :cheers: :tu:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 10:22:34 PM »
Wow, that puts the bright yellow plastic handle version I've got to shame!   

Svords are great knives. Cheap (mine was $12-ish), and really easy to take apart for cleaning. But, I don't think mine ever had liners.
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 10:44:39 PM »
Thanks everyone  :cheers:
When i first thought about getting one i was concerned about it closing on my hand but after playing with it a while i realise that's pretty hard to do, neat design for sure  :tu:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 11:03:42 PM »
Beautiful work Borg  :salute:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 11:16:21 PM »
Lovely job borg  :like:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 07:59:09 AM »
Wow, that puts the bright yellow plastic handle version I've got to shame!   

Svords are great knives. Cheap (mine was $12-ish), and really easy to take apart for cleaning. But, I don't think mine ever had liners.

There are a few different types Cody,
There even do one with brass or copper scales  :woohoo:

http://www.svord.com/index.php?id_category=26&controller=category

 :cheers:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 12:53:15 PM »
Outstanding :tu:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 02:56:34 PM »
Great write up, it came out very nice.   :like:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 01:02:31 AM »
Thanks guys  :tu:
I just noticed today it's not UK legal for blade length so i'm going to grind off a few mil then all should be good :tu:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 06:56:24 AM »
Thanks guys  :tu:
I just noticed today it's not UK legal for blade length so i'm going to grind off a few mil then all should be good :tu:

You can always grind a finger choil
Cutting edge is shorter  ;)

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 06:19:59 PM »

Something like this oak handled one

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 06:23:55 PM »
Excellent job Borg looks a gorgeous knife  :cheers: :like:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 07:49:02 PM »
Thanks Speedy  :tu:

Cheers Sparky, i like that solution, it's certainly a lot easier to take it off the back than the tip  :salute:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 08:05:01 PM »
Really nice write up  :like: and the end product is so :dd: Great job and great thread :salute: :tu: :like:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 08:11:07 PM »
Cheers Poncho  :cheers:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2019, 11:35:55 AM »
Excellent build Borg  :salute:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2019, 02:41:19 PM »
 :iagree:  Outstanding!

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2019, 02:52:06 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2019, 07:46:48 PM »
Thank you Gerhard, Barry, pomsbz,  it's having a bit of a blade-share with another project at the moment but i will put it back together when i get bored with this one poking holes in the lining of my pocket  :tu:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2019, 07:55:18 PM »
Looking good  :like: :tu:

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2019, 08:28:28 PM »
Wow that turned out amazing, beautiful craftsmanship, very nicely done indeed


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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2019, 06:02:00 PM »
Thanks MMR  :cheers:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2019, 08:47:04 PM »
That antler handle has got me thinking  ::)

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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2019, 12:26:53 AM »
Cant wait to see what you come up with  :tu:
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Re: Svord Peasant kit build
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2019, 07:00:15 AM »

But don't hold your breath Borg I have a million projects on the go  ::)

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