I will be starting a Passaround thread of my SPK (Sportsman's Phalange Knife) in the next week. The knife is not finished so I thought it would be nice to do a WIP of the knife so that people following or participating in the passaround can see exactly what they have in their hands.
I will post the link here when I start the Thread:
My grandfather William Weeks was a cattle rancher (the “W” in my logo was his brand), butcher, construction foreman, oil man, owned and operated “Bill’s Bar and Café”. He was an amateur boxer, which often came in handy when things got heated at the bar…. on, and On, and ON!
He butchered his own cattle, hunted deer and elk his entire life, the freezer was always full. The knife he used and claimed as the “best working blade ever made” was the Schrade Sharpfinger 152OT. I was lucky enough to acquire his knives at the time of his passing. Below is his knife, the tip is broken and edge is completely gone. It will stay this way!
I was recently approached by a group of bow hunter’s known as “365 Pursuit” for a custom knife that will be their go to in the field…. My mind immediately thought of Grandpa Willie! I started researching and came across what I feel is a top authority of the Sharpfinger 152 “Codger_64” and this thread:
After many Emails with Michael (Codger_64) and more research I started working through the designs Here:
- Pinky Well on Butt to aid in many of the common grips utelized with this design
- Fine thumb jimping to aid in finger purchase in wet or bloody conditions.
- Extra Belly to help skinning and caping
- "Safe Choil" left dull (Like Sharpfinger)
- Textured Bi-Tone G10 Handle
- Tapered Tang
- Thong Tube