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Thread: Custom wharncliffe in Elmax, bigger than my usual model

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    Custom wharncliffe in Elmax, bigger than my usual model


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    A while back a forum member ordered a knife from me. He really liked my Mini Wharncliffe model but wanted something a bit larger, so this is what I came up with. It's what I'm going to call a Standard Wharnie, and it comes in at just under 8.5" overall length. This one was flat ground from .156" thick Elmax powdered stainless stock and heat treated by Peters to 60 RC. Lightning strike carbon fiber with thick red G-10 liners.

    Feedback is welcome, thanks for looking!



    Compared alongside a Mini Wharncliffe XL

















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    Beautiful! Looks very clean. A straight forward utilitarian blade in great steel. Looks like it will make a great user.
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    I think that blade shape is actually more modified sheepsfoot than wharncliffe, but that's not really relevant to your actual work. The knife itself looks awesome, and comfortable to hold. How long is the blade alone?

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    you are killing the Elmax! and top it off with the Lightning Strike CF... It was nice chatting with you today, you should have an Email!
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    I'm a sucker for Sheepsfoot or Wharncliffe blades. I must say I like the larger version a lot better! Is that real red G10 or the ruby red?

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    Great looking knife: clean lines, nice curves, texture, killer handle material choice. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squints View Post
    I think that blade shape is actually more modified sheepsfoot than wharncliffe, but that's not really relevant to your actual work. The knife itself looks awesome, and comfortable to hold. How long is the blade alone?
    I second all of that!
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    Ryan, good talking with you too buddy, have a safe flight tomorrow. I got the email, and the plan looks like it will work

    David, this is the ruby red G-10 that Chuck at AKS has. I like it when it's at least .090" thick because you can see the color. If it's thinner than that it tends to be washed out and not bright enough for my tastes.

    Thanks for the comments guys

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    That looks great Jon! Can't wait to use it



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    Looks awesome Jonny!!! super clean grinds as always. Keep it up homie

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    Nice work!
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    Looks sweet, Bud! I do like it better than the smaller one and they are both great. I have noticed and really like how you sweep the front on your slabs. clean looking transition in a very easy place to look less than elegant. I should cut back a little more than I have been.

    Way to go.

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    Looking good, cant wait to own one of your knives.

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    Looking good Jonny. Looks comfortable!

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    I am in love. DAMN!

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    Very slick
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    Got it yesterday Jonny, and I have to say that the finish is impeccable. The grinds are very even and symmetrical, so is the shaping and finishing of the handle scales. The sheath is also very well made and holds the knife with a nice, snug snap. Took some pics:

    Here it is beside my Farid REX121 mule which I have yet to get scales put on:


    A shot of the grind symmetry from the front:


    Sheath with small Tek-Lok:


    In-hand shot. I really love the handle to blade ratio in this knife. My (ahem) well-muscled mitts (ok, I have sausage fingers) tend to favor larger handles.
    Last edited by gooeytek; 08-21-2012 at 01:43 AM.



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    I can't get enough of the lightning strike carbon fiber. Congrats gooeytek...that's a fine knife.
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    nice Grab Gooeytek! one of my favorites of Jonny's
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    Profile is great, the whole thing is beautifully done, and it looks tough as nails.
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