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Railroad spike knife

Hand forged knife made from a railroad spike

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Price: $72.50

Product Code: I11933

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There is nothing quite as romantic as the railroad. The sound of the whistle in the distance, the clack of the wheels on the track. It's all brings back such visceral memories for me. Laying in my bed at my grandmother's farm after a long day of work and play and falling asleep to the sound of the horns on the edge of town. I hope you have some lovely railroad memories as well.

Although used spikes are the property of the rail companies, people pick up the discarded spikes as they walk along the rail beds. I've ended up with a large bucket of spikes. I won't say how.

Anyway, railroad spikes are made from a low carbon tool steel so they can be hardened a little and hold a cutting edge for a bit. They don't make great knives, but they are made from spikes. One of the great things about these knives is no two are exactly alike. Since each one is made by hand, each one has its own personality. Railroad spike knives are fun.

I will always make more.