jmccustomknives
Victor, here's a little knife using a bottom fuller.

The piece of steel I'm using is about 8" long and 3/8" thick (1095). 
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I start by heating what will become the handle and using a heavy hammer (10lb one handed sledge, it's overkill I know).
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Next I used a spring fuller to speed up the drawing out process.  You can do it completely with a hammer, it just takes a little longer.
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Now I used the 4lb hammer to start drawing out the handle.
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  I try to get the handle material to around 10"  007.JPG 
Notice how I cut the angle on the blade end, this will become the clip point.
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Now the handle is heated and bent around.  I'm not real good at this, with a little practice one can get real fancy.
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I'll try to get some finished pics after the heat treat.  The  neat thing about this style, the handle can double as a fire steel.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
Thanks for this post. I'll give it a try with that spring I picked up. It's been raining the past few days. Hope it's dry this afternoon.
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