I want to do a Nessmuk mod. Which blade?

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  1. RTDoug

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    Subject line says it all. Green River or Old Hickory beef skinner? Russell is flat ground, Hick isn't. I will convex it anyway.
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    I would use either an old hickory or maybe a green river sheep skinner.
     
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    Any reason you don’t want to wait for the Esee/SMKW Nessmuk...at .125” thickness it will serve you better?
     
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    Nessmuk mod a BK2:dblthumb:
     
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    old hickory
    It’s a great piece of steel for mods. Just keep it cool and you will be fine.
     
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    Old Hickory Knives get my vote. The older ones were thicker. They make good mod platforms.
     
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    Russell Green River is what I would use. Either a sheep skinner or one of the butcher blades.

    JohnP
     
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    You may want to try and look for an older Russell-Harrington butcher knife. I found one with a well-worn 8" blade that was 1/8th inch thick. I shortened it to 4 5/8" and made it into a Nessmuk on the pattern of one owned by Jack McPhee, and copied by Walt Kneubuhler of W-K Knives. It turned out pretty good and looks like an original. The 1/8th" blade makes it quite stiff as well. A very useful knife!

    Ron
     
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