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Old 03-18-2019, 09:27 AM
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Tow cable knife

Here is something unique, I had a Sergeant in my team a number of years. He started making knives and his first try at it started with the large tow cables we used on our tanks. One was destroyed and discarded in the motorpool and he used it. Once he completed it he gave me the knife. It was a much appreciated gesture and I love the knife very much. He has since become very good at it and has a backlog of orders. His brandname is LaRock knives.

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Old 05-17-2019, 02:39 AM
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That is really cool and aside from the size of the individual strands in a modern cable being much smaller, twisted steel rods were long a favored material for making blades!

I looked at some of his knives and they look really nice...
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:14 AM
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Very nice, and great story!
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:19 PM
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Perhaps it is a good knife.

But with that much of the stranded composition still in evidence. You can not help but wonder if it has been properly hardened or not. Steel towing cables are made from very mild steel as they have to be flexible.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:20 PM
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Will it pass the “Forged In Fire” pallet hack test?
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:34 AM
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Looks like a cool knife
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:36 PM
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Anybody know what kind of alloy tank tow cable is made from?
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:46 PM
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Anybody know what kind of alloy tank tow cable is made from?
I have no idea what it's made from.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:59 AM
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I knew a person who used to make knives out of old lawnmower blades.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:26 AM
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Pretty to look at, and a cool presentation piece, but I'd be leery of using it with those apparent weld cracks. Doesn't look like he got a solid billet in the forging process.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:16 AM
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The underfills would certainly be concerning, but, unless cracks are present, the blade should holh ip well.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:35 AM
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I really like the looks the strands give the blade, how is the heat treating is it easy to keep sharp?
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:17 PM
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I really like the looks the strands give the blade, how is the heat treating is it easy to keep sharp?
I wasn't there to see how he made it. I don't actually use it to know how sharp it is. He was assigned to help me on my Recruiting duties for a couple of years before I retired and he became a AGR title 32 full time Recruiter. I must say I spent most of my years recruiting fellow Marines as unit personnel and as Recruiters for the TXARNG.

I felt honored he thought enough of our time in Service to give his knife to me.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:37 AM
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I wasn't there to see how he made it. I don't actually use it to know how sharp it is. He was assigned to help me on my Recruiting duties for a couple of years before I retired and he became a AGR title 32 full time Recruiter. I must say I spent most of my years recruiting fellow Marines as unit personnel and as Recruiters for the TXARNG.

I felt honored he thought enough of our time in Service to give his knife to me.
It's a great knife and i am glad you have it.
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