|Originally Posted By Any-Cal:
Hmmm great idea < I knew it could be done,thanks for jarring my memory.
Originally Posted By Kar15:
sounds like it's time you find some amish or menonites or even better a guild and start learning how to make your own knives. files are absolutelly one of the best sources of steel for d-i-y-smithed knives...
IF they say Nicholson, or Black Diamond, or if they are OLD. I am told some of the newer ones are case hardened, which makes them useless, and farriers files are also I believe. Just heat one end to orange, dip it in water, and after it cools, see if you can break it like glass w/ a hammer. If not, it won't make a good knife. If so, hey, you've got 300 of them!