"Hi all, tool steel has too may things in it's alloy that are not carbon related like chromium , vanadium and so on , a piece of saw blade will make a very good spark source but will need to be heat treated after you have made it into the…"
"Sorry about my abrupt reply , survival , but since i have spent a lot of years " out there doing it " I have learned that survival must be foremost in the minds of all those who venture over a stream /river that could…"
"HI, all there has been some good stuff here about hardening and tempering most of it close to the mark some a little confused and even confusing but good stuff all together the mention of files , a lot of files now on the market are not…"
I found your vid on extracting muka after hours and hours of searching thru vast screeds of stuff online about harakeke and muka. Wow, what a relief to finally see such a straight-forward and easily comprehensible video that showed me exactly what I needed to know!
I am a carver who loves fishing and am currently working on a pa kahawai carved from driftwood inlaid with paua for the shank and a bone barb. I'm nearly finished the barb and needed to figure out how to bind the parts together so I searched... and searched.. and searched for info on how to make muka line and cordage. Well now, thanks to you, I am one step closer to finishing my pa kahawai fishing kit!
HiS Ryan, thanks for your invite to be involved, my background is as follows. Most of my working life has been as a professional seaman. I Have been doing leatherwork for about 40 years and also specialise in ropework and rigging. I have access to leather and cordage of all different types and construction and may be of some assistance to your other members. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Mike Knight
Thanks for the invite. Relatively new in country and still finding my feet. Great that there are people like you able to do this sort of thing, most folk who know me back in blighty agree electrotrickery is not my strong point but will make effort to learn to navigate site and also get involved, over here, in the bushcraft scene as I find out what and where things are happening and make new friends on and of the trail.