I have been a little lax in my video making lately. I decided to get back on the stick and make a video titled How To Make a Scagel Style Knife. It shows the entire process of making one of these. All the steps are covered, but I leave out a lot of the actual grinding etc. that would bore you to death.
How To Make a Scagel Style Knife
Details on Michigan Made Knife Number 11
The knife is made from 3/16″ thick Crucible CPMS 35VN steel hardened to 60 on the RC scale. I don’t very often use this steel because it is expensive and the heat treat is more involved than it is for some of the other steels. That being said, it is a “stainless steel” and some people who are steel junkies are very enthusiastic about that steel.
The blade is about 5 inches long and the handle is of about equal length. It features the plungeless swedge or false edge. It is a stick tang knife with a handmade brass guard secured by both a pin and silver solder.
The handle, starting from front to back is composed of red fiber spacer, copper spacer, red fiber spacer, ebony, red fiber spacer, copper spacer, red fiber spacer, tan leather, black leather, red fiber spacer, copper spacer, red fiber spacer, blue G-10, ivory paper micarta. The pattern repeats until the pommel where you will find antler from a Michigan white tailed deer.
Is it for Sale?
No longer available.