Found a couple carbon steel knives,,

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  1. saxon

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    at a farm auction. I thought they might be Old Hickory's so I bid a buck and bought them. But they aren't. The blades are marked, Forge Craft Hi Carbon. They are thick for old kitchen knives. Almost 1/8 of an inch. The butcher knife is in great shape, the other has seen some sharpenings. I think they could be modified into something interesting and useful.
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  2. GreyOne

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    Good find . Looks like a good project is in store. :)
     
  3. One Legged Josh

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    Some argue that Forge-craft is superior to old hick. They are great old knives!
     
  4. chaindrivecharlie

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    Ain't nuthin like real steel. No matter who makes it. Nice knives Bro.
     
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    nice find and good price too! i like forge craft knives for modding, the steel seems good to me...
     
  6. Gii shi kan dug

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    Nice, I love finding these knives at such a bargain
     
  7. Scott Allen

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    I picked up a Forge Craft at a flea market for .50 cents awhile back. I use it in the kitchen everyday. That thing is surgical sharp and stays that way! My wife refuses to use it because it's so sharp! Nice score Saxon!

    Scott
     
  8. donk

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    Good find! Keep us posted on the mods.
    Donk.
     
  9. Wyndigo

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    good steel and price, I have an ole hick shaped like the top knife and use it alot
     
  10. tiny80022

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    The forge crafts are great knives. Ive modded a few, they take a razor edge. Heres a couple Ive done recently.

    I didnt like the handle of the middle one so I redid it. Its the knife in the second pic.

    Modding these knives is fun and addictive. Good luck bud.

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  11. Trent Rock

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    Same here
    I paid a buck for mine and it's my MAIN kitchen knife!!!
    Love the steel.....
     
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    Nice find!
     
  13. MiddleWolf

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    Just about the same as far as quality and usefulness. I have one of those and an Old Hick that are both getting modes and will be posted. One will be a convex and the other will be a chisel edge due to the straight sides of it's blade all the way down.
     
  14. Egress

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    I have an old set of knives EXACTLY like them above the stove at home.
     
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    I've found more of the Hi-Carbon Forgecraft knives at the thrift stores than I have Old Hickory and my experience is that they mod just fine! I done several and would love to find that kind of score a few times.
     

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