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Horseshoe Knives

I was giving a demonstration at a blacksmithing event one day and someone asked me if I could make a knife out of a horseshoe.  The result is what you see below.

Each knife is made from an entire horseshoe.  The handle is one end of the shoe folded over and twisted and the other end is the blade. Some I make are half a shoe with a flat blade. They make a functional, quality knife that can be quite the conversation piece.  Customers have used these for steak knives, hunting knives and utility knives.  After I sold the first horseshoe knife the new owner called me back to say he had skinned two deer and one elk and the blade was still sharp.  This blade strength comes from a special quenching medium of soap, salt and water. Other reports indicate they are performing very well.

These horseshoe knives come in a number of sizes from pony shoe size 0 to draft horse size.  Each one is unique and the blades can be serrated for cutting efficiency on tough materials.

Pony shoe size 0 plain, partial or full serration, blade length between 2 7/8 and 3 1/2 inches, overall length 6 to 6 1/2 inches - with sheath  $ 109.

Standard horseshoe size 0 plain, partial or full serration, blade length between 3/3/4 and 4 inches, overall length 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 inches -, with sheath  $145 to 159..

Draft horse size shoe plain, partial or full serration, blade length between 6 and 6 1/2 inches, overall length 11 inches - with sheath including a leather belt loop $ 169 to-189.

Boot dagger or letter opener from shoe size 0, blade length between 4 and 5  inches, overall length 8 to 8 1/2 inches - with sheath and leather belt loop $145.

Well, if you are going to make a horseshoe knife, why not a horseshoe fork? Total length between 9 and 10 inches.  $100.

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