Made a PSK

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  1. Fixedblade

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    I had a folder that the handle broke so I made the blade into a PSK. Got it nice and sharp
    and tested it out on a stick, I'm happy with how it turned out.
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    Been using that thing under yer hat ain't ya young fellar? Looks real nice and usable. joe
     
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    LOL! I believe there's a brain under that hat somewhere! Thanks...
     
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    Nice work there!
     
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    Probably the best looking PSK I've yet seen.
     
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    I agree! The lines are quite nice.
    Great job!
     
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    :dblthumb: Good use of a broken knife, if you are ever caught in a situation where it's your only knife, it wouldn't be hard to split a green thumb sized stick about 6" long at the end, stick the tang in and give it a wrap with paracord gut to make a manageable full sized knife, might also be a fun project to work on in camp. :45:
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what was the original knife? I swear I'm seeing a temper line on the blade.
     
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    Great job on that. What do you plan to use for the handle?
     
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    that is one bad a$$ psk... now everytime i go into a store i am going to be looking at folders to break that i can turn into a psk.:33: :35: crazy cool idea.:dblthumb:
     
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    A Milwaukee folder from home depot! No temper line, more like a tape line that may have etched the blade. :34:But it does hold a nice edge.
     
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    No plan for a handle. This is to be stored in a Altoids tin.
     
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    Very nicely done. A paracord wrap handle would give you up to 5 or 6 feet of handy suvival cord. You could keep a couple of fish hooks under the wrap as well.
     
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    heck ya... that knife looks like it was made for an altiods tin. putting scales on this would take away everything that makes this knife stand out.
     
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    That came out nice.
     
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    Great idea! Turned out nice.
     
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    Awesome PSK. Great use of the damaged folder.
     
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    That looks fantastic!

    Forgive me if I am speaking out of turn, but in case you did not know yet, PSK is Personal Survival Knife and it is just a small, stout blade that is very packable, ie in and Altoids tin, that you would make a field-expedient handle for if needs be. They can usually be used in a limited way alone, but if you attach it to short thick branch with some thin cordage, you make a little knife more capable. There are lots of different designs out there ad it can be fun to collect them because they tend to be relatively inexpensive. @Lisa West from Wolf Creek Forge her on the forum makes an excellent one for about $30 I think.
     
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