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Yakut blades

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Dave Budd, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Dave Budd

    Dave Budd Gold Trader
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    Jan 8, 2006
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    Dartmoor (Devon)
    After seeing a post from Janne about a type of Siberian knife known as a Yakut (not to be confused with a hipster yogurt product), I thought I would see if I could get one knocked up for the Moot.

    I had a little look into them on t'interweb and they are an interesting blade. Convex to the left (when viewed edge down tip left) and flat on the right, with a hollow along the id section of blade. So when looked at in cross section it is rather like an elongated D or a bird's talon , chisel ground edge. Very odd things! They seem to be the Siberian everything knife, the Leuko and Puuko of the Russian Wastes if you like.

    Somebody kindly posted a video of a Russian chap making them, so I watched, then ignored it and made the blade how I was thinking to do so. It did give me a chance to see the knife from different angles though, which was good. I also found another post on here by Tamoko, where he reconstructed a historical example. Much more my thing :) http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110336&highlight=yakut Worth a look through if only for the diagrams from an old book

    Anyway, time being too short to do the project any real justice, I made a couple of blades to tempt folks with and then fitted a third to a simple handle. The finished (almost, no sheath) knife will be available for anybody to take away and play with for a few hours whilst at the moot. I'm interested to hear what people think of this very odd blade :)

    please excuse the poor phone pictures. The handled knife has about 4" blade and the handle is oak, all blades in 52100

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  2. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

    Mar 5, 2008
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    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    They do look good Dave and I'd like to get my name down to have a play around with the trial knife :)
  3. Stew

    Stew Bushcrafter through and through

    Nov 29, 2003
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    Nice one Dave!

    i must ait they are a style that have me intrigued.
  4. forestwalker

    forestwalker Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Mar 1, 2009
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    Jämtland, Sweden
    How much? Would be useful to give it a try...
  5. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

    Feb 10, 2016
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    Grand Cayman, Norway, Sweden
    Very nice!
    I think the handle is nice too. "Sibir utility"!

    Well, in just over one week the "Krupp Stahl" will be on its way!

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