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Old 06-17-2015, 06:10 PM   #1
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When they're not in school . . .

Three teenagers were caught today just outside the Philly city limits stealing railroad spikes. The police persuaded the kids to give up their accomplice, a 49 yr old Philadelphia man who paid the kids $5 for each spike collected. The man told police he only directed the kids to collect only those spikes that they could find discarded alongside the train tracks. The teenagers however had a large pry bar in their possession which is used for the removal of track pins and consequently collected more than 30 within 200 ft. of track.
The man told police he was making hunting knives as seen on a recent Reality TV Show, "Hillbilly Blood."
No charges were filed according to Police.

Some funny shit always gets swept under the carpet in the City of Brotherly Love!
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they should be charged with theft at a minimum. Imagine ifthere had been a derailment as a result....
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Somebody knows somebody is likely. That doesn't exclude the right person getting wind of this and bringing it to light. I think it was said this is a service rail? Whatever that means.
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It must be in the blood. I've got one if the knives made from a spike
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I think it was said this is a service rail? Whatever that means.
It's not a traveled trunk, it's a spur allowing factories located away from main trunk access to rail service.
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walk any older rail line for a few miles youll find one or two discarded spikes, obviously the kids got lazy and stupid deciding to pull some in use


HERES A FEW PICTURES OFF THE INTERNET OF KNIVES FORGED FROM RAIL ROAD SPIKES

https://www.google.com/search?q=rail...w=1920&bih=976

If you have several local guys you know who produce those knives from rail road spikes , you get to see the mixed results, now
,OBVIOUSLY if your familiar with knife making.
the skill of the person making the blade and its heat treatment both will have a huge effect on the quality of the finished product produced,
and while those spikes are a decent source , of fairly easy to find steel of decent quality they are far from ideal, in rust resistance or edge holding ability in my experience.
personally I have found the knives forged from old truck leaf springs vastly superior AND amazingly you can actually get them at decent prices at the
link's posted here below.
now I'll be the first guy to say the finish quality needs a bit of custom work but the basic blades are very well made for the price,
frankly I was not expecting near the quality for the price ,
and yes I purchased several and will purchase more,
if you don,t mind having to do a bit of final fit and polish work these are a great deal, THE BLADES ARE HEAT TREATED TO HAVE HARDER AND SHARPER EDGES and strong flexible spring steel spines, making them excellent tools.
certainly not SHOW STOPPER fit & finish, but a damn good tool that can be worked on to have its appearance improved, but a high quality for the price blade, youll pay a great deal more fore a weaker blade that won,t hold its edge , lots of other places.
or put a different way, I paid more for KBAR and BUCK knives that have< IN MY OPINION, INFERIOR BLADE STEEL, at least the kukri takes a shaving sharp edge

http://nepalkukri.com/index.php/popular-products.html

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http://nepalkukri.com/index.php/hunt...te-hunter.html

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http://nepalkukri.com/index.php/new-...han-kukri.html

http://nepalkukri.com/index.php/11-gk-co-bowie.html
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