Hand Forged Railroad Spike Knife | Hunting knife, Camping Knife, Handmade knife, Hand forged knife, Blacksmith made knife



This listing is for a railroad spike knife like the one shown in the photo! The way I make them the blade is from 4.25" to 4.75" long, and the twisted handle is between 3.75 and 4.25".

Blade point styles are drop-point or "hunter" style (in photos) or clip-point or "Bowie" style (shown in the video).

I hand forge each railroad spike knife myself, normalize the steel for the best grain structure possible, then harden with a water quench--spikes can take it! I make my spike knives from a High-Carbon (HC) railroad spike, and apply a cutting-board-oil finish for a bit of rust protection. Food safe! I've left the blackened forge finish on the handle and ricasso of the knife, both for looks and for a small amount of extra anti-rust character.

I'm thrilled to offer individually molded, friction-fit sheaths made by Amaranth Leather Works, either with an "X" belt-loop fixture (shown) that allows both vertical and Viking-style horizontal belt mounting, or a simple blade guard; or as a simple blade guard with no belt loop. Available colors are "saddle tan" (shown) and dark brown. Send us a message to let us know which sheath color you want!

Note! Railroad spikes, even HC spikes, are not made of the quality of steel that high-end knives require. They won't keep an edge forever, or spring back from a 90 degree bend, but they will take a *lot* of punishment - that's what railroad spikes were made to do! Keep it oiled, sharpen it every so often, and you'll have a functional blade that will last a lifetime, and tell a story doing it.

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Of all the gifts I bought for the holidays, this was by far my favorite. The blade is beautifully made. For such a fine piece of craftsmanship, I’m glad I splurged and bought the protective sheath.

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