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    Old Ontario with birds head handle grind ?

    I recently liberated an 8 inch Ontario blade and it has a curious grind. It's the birds head handle not the hickory one. One side has almost a gradual taper to the edge I say almost cause there is a second bevel but the other side has a distinctive second bevel at a harder angle. Is this normal for them? Or is this just an off blade? I don't see any signs of reworking unless it was done many many years ago.
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    http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps4461a7ee.jpg

    http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps86eaccb0.jpg

    Hope that works. Haven't totally figured out the iPad yet. On the choil shot you can see one side looking flatter if it shows up. Ignore the very edge cause its seen a lot of stealing.
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    Is this from the same factory/producer as Old Hickory?

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    someone turned that into a lefty along time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    someone turned that into a lefty along time ago.
    +1. Looks to be 3/4 tang? I haven't seen one like that before. Restoring this?
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    Yeah I'm gonna take a stab at restoring. I can find pics of the birds head online but they all say old hickory. This one may have been refurbished once before. The handle is nice but needs replacing because of corrosion. I keep looking at it and it may be zebra wood.

    The tang stops at the last pin and comes through on top and bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumblinman View Post
    Yeah I'm gonna take a stab at restoring. I can find pics of the birds head online but they all say old hickory. This one may have been refurbished once before. The handle is nice but needs replacing because of corrosion. I keep looking at it and it may be zebra wood.

    The tang stops at the last pin and comes through on top and bottom.
    I have one of these as well, old hickory branded.

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    Well cleaned up the handle and I'm convinced its renamed led zebra wood. The green quit coming out so maybe keeping it for a while. Brought down the spine for the tip and brought up the heel so steeling prob is mostly gone. Profile isn't too bad now, looks like a decent line knife. 40mm at heel. And I'm pretty sure it had right hand us because the handle has the right side rounded and feels good righty. I'm kinda concerned about the right side being ground down and steering cause it looks like maybe 80/20 but geometry is off by that..
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