I enjoy shooting my Mosin. While there are plenty of other WWII firearms I would love to own, it is hard to beat the rugged simplicity of the Mosin Nagant. As they say, pick two: Accurate, Cheap, Reliable. The Mosin has the latter two locked down.
Ukrainian knifemaker Dmitry Shevchenko has a YouTube Channel full of wonderful knives. While there are plenty of examples of his beautiful cable and chain Damascus work, Mr. Shevchenko upped his metal-reclamation game with a series of knives made from old Mosin barrels.
While not quite as flashy as the Gaston knives made from Champion shooter Dave Sevigny’s Glock barrels, these knives have a rustic charm that is befitting their origin. However, in this iteration they can hardly be considered as “homely” as the guns from which they came.
TTAK Editor Emeritus wrote a wonderful treatise on the Mosin Nagant over at TTAG, and is worth a read if you have never seen it.