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I forged this small knife a little while back from a piece of overhead door coil spring. The spring diameter was pretty small so there was not a lot of metal to form the blade from. This style, with the handle being made of the blade stock, is often called a “woman’s knife”. I am not sure why they called it that but apparently it dates back to the Viking days. Perhaps the Viking men carried big knives and swords, so the little ones like this they referred to as a “woman’s knife”.

Dave

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