Recently I decided to clean up a section of my shop (small section). I found several knife blades that Ol' Thomp (Thomas Perrin) had sent to me. For those who may not remember or know Thomas; he and I started this blog several years ago. Thomas passed away last year. Ol' Thomp was truly a fine carver, tinkerer, and Southern gentleman.
These knife blades were shaped from $1.00 little files from Harbor Freight. El Cheapo's to the max, as Thomp would say. But they presented a challenge to Thomas. Here's one that I just put a handle on. They are quite serviceable for detail knives. They hold a decent edge. But they won't stand up to removing a hubcap. The steel is hard and can be a bit brittle. But I use one some times as a detail , finishing knife, and am quite happy with it. When I use one of Ol' Thomps blades whether it be the El Cheapo or a fine German razor knife, I am reminded of Thomas; and that ain't bad.
Here's the deal. I am going to give this little knife that I just put a handle on, away. If you want a chance to have this remembrance of Ol' Thomp, just leave a comment, in the COMMENTS at the end of this post. Just say you'd like to have this little detail knife. The deadline for leaving a comment will be the 30th of November, 2011. On December 1, I'll draw a name from all who left a comment. This person will "win" this little detail knife. The only qualification is that you must be a "Follower/Member". It's real easy to become a follower! Just join this site.
More details on this knife in the next posting.