My buddy Shiney hooked me up with an old, rusty set of sheep shears. Perfect for the sheep shear knife project I have wanted to do for so long now.
I cleaned this blade up with a wire wheel, sand, dirt, etc. Found the suitable deer leg bone and put it all together. It's really pretty simple. I made up some small copper washers out of some sheet that I have for just this sorta thing. I find the washers are needed because you are guaranteed a split bone without them when peening pins. After completion, I soaked in BLO.
I can't make out the stamp on the blade. If anyone knows what it is, let me know.
If you have an old set of sheers, give this a try. It is a quick project and fun too. Plus your saving the planet and keeping trash out of land fills with creative recycling. (where is that rolling eyes emoticon)
God Bless Yall!