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    New design all for me! Its done!


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    So I decided late last night that I wanted to make myself a knife while I wait for the sanding sleeves to finish up the tin knives. I actually ground one out late but ended up not liking it so its going to the wife. I thought about it all night and woke up this morning with an idea of what I wanted. Its going to be an all around woods knife but also one I can sit on the front porch and whittle with. My main goal was to make the most comfortable handle in all the positions that I use most. This one fits my hands perfectly but probably wouldn't feel right to everyone and it looks sorta weird. I just grabbed some steel, marked the handle and blade lengths and started grinding and feeling. I am glueing the handles up now and am stoked about how they will look. Hopefully I will have it done before it gets dark and I can take some pics.
    4" blade thats about 1 1/8" at the plunge
    4 3/4" handle
    Convex Saber Grind




    Here it is finished up
    I used Stabilized Spalted Elm, orange pinstripes, and jade liners. The liners look red but when its sunny out they look clear. I tried showing in the last pick if you look at the corner of the liners. Its getting dark here!




    Last edited by KFU; 03-13-2012 at 06:29 PM.
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    This is gonna be cool. Love the sabre grind, by the way.

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    Holy, you knocked that one out quick. Did ya even go to bed last night? The handle looks super comfy...how does it feel?


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    I went to sleep about 3am and was back at it at 7:30! Its crazy comfortable in my hands. I made the handle thick but put a nice curve in it.
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    Damn, that was fast. That turned out awesome!

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    Looks great! Really like the scales and liners

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    That looks nice! Kind of a funky EDC/bushcrafter.

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    that handle shape looks comfy as hell

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    looks good!
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    Chris, that handle reminds me of the first time I got to wrap my hands around a Beretta 92 w/ their double stacked magazine. I thought I had died and found handgun heaven . . . . .
    My hands are between XL & 2XL, & things have a tendency to "twist" on me when I am trying to hold onto them. That palm swell looks like it would help a great deal to keep the blade centered in your hand no matter what you were trying to cut. And I swear from the pictures the orange liners look orange w/ red pin stripping on the outsides edges . . . . must be that darn orange color everyone is so enamored with "down there" . . . .
    Great design on the handle . . . . . now if the blade was about 5" long, about an 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide with a spear point . . . . . . ahhhhhhh. .
    Be safe.

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    love the handle... this just added another one to my list

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    wow Chris.. that a winner there bro.. i like it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUST1MOR View Post
    Great design on the handle . . . . . now if the blade was about 5" long, about an 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide with a spear point . . . . . . ahhhhhhh. .
    Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ol_sc View Post
    That looks nice! Kind of a funky EDC/bushcrafter.
    My thoughts exactly. Love the spalted elm and the 3 liners. Convex saber is killer as well. Nice job Chris!

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    FattyCrafter sounds about right.
    To the top with an awesome knife and thanks for makin' knifes with decent handles on them, which doesn't has to be a "special order"

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    I like it a lot. That handle looks like a real fatty.

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