You need a nail, a hammer, a lump of steel for an anvil (a sledge hammer head will do), a stump, a flame, a couple of pliers, and a file.
<p>i made a few, they have so many uses its bananas XD </p>
<p>i do find they are easier and safer to make with a heat source (with Proper PPE of course) </p>
Thank you for showing how to turn the mundane into something of great value and craftsmanship. Pennies to dollars in minutes. Makes a cool letter opener. With a little refinement a detailing skinning knife for those hard to get places. Thanks from Deep Bush Alaska! Beautiful work! :)
<p>HA! thanks to this little gem I now have a plan for all those railroad spikes my boyfirend &amp; I gathered up in Alaska when we had extra time to kill. :D</p>
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<p>I love this!</p>
These are awesome. When I was a kid Dollywood in TN would make you a knife like this from a railroad spike. It's always been a regret of mine that I didn't get one. <br> <br>I wonder what TSA would say if you tried to walk through the airport with a pocket full of these? :) Nice work.
That is absolutely fantastic. I am going to HAVE to try this. I see a decorative shadow box in my future.

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