I have used fine silver inlay and cast silver bronze in art knives,
but there’s not much place for it on a serious working knife. on a
knife that will be used in the field, one must accept scaring of any
softer metals used in the design. my survival knives are O-1, no
bolster, and bolted or para-cord handles. not much to fail.
my current fascination with .999 silver revolves around fusing. so
I’m accepting fine Silver’s butter soft properties as compared to
tool-steel. other than as needed tool building, I’m not working with
steel at the moment. I’m concentrating on fusing chain ring, and
discovering the design environment that fusing presents.
already, I’m finding a need for silver solder, to join some
surfaces, which I was hoping to avoid.
copper thermite doesn’t seem to be much of an alternative. : )