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    Exclamation Can you handle it !


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    What I like about really small fixed blades is that they can be carried as a back-up ,or even as a main blade if you are a minimalist, and can be fitted with a full size handle when needed !

    I knocked up a handle for a couple of my little blades today, 1st up was my JK LDK ~







    With handle fitted you can then do tasks usually associated with larger knives such as battoning this branch in half ~





    Next up was my Breeden Bugaboo ~



    To point up a stick this size without the improvised handle would have taken me quite some time and left me with a sore hand. With the handle it was finished in no time at all !



    Couple more pics from today~




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    Awesome idea. I'd never considered doing that before. My handle-less knives usually end up with a cord wrap and that's it.
    Last edited by Chinpo; 09-09-2012 at 10:10 PM. Reason: sp
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    faaaancy!
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    Now you have me thinking I can get by with my BHK Tiger Knapp. It is my UH OH set up in my pack.




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    I've done this to a few smaller knives before. Works very well for what they are.

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    Way to think outside of the box, pitdog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOC-CANADA View Post
    Way to think outside of the box, pitdog.

    Doc
    Afraid I can't take credit for the idea Doc, I think it was IA Woodsman that I first saw doing it !


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    Nope I can not handle it









    Unless I am in the my knife making shop.


    Ok, ok I might try something like what you did there pitdog lol.

    Nice job.

    Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicily02 View Post
    Nope I can not handle it









    Unless I am in the my knife making shop.


    Ok, ok I might try something like what you did there pitdog lol.

    Nice job.

    Bryan
    I bet a Bugaboo with real scales would make one heck of a pocket knife eh Bryan !

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    Excellent notion.
    Good work, good pics.
    Thanks for the share.

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    Pitdog, Yea I think that would be cool too. I have made some other designs that were that small with 1/8" thick handles.

    Bryan

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    Thats why I carry my TOPS Key B with enough cord the lash a handle or make a fire bow. Great pic's Pit dog.

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    LG&M, I love how that blade shape is so curved.

    Bryan

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    It's a good little knife. I like it more then I thought I would.

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    Very nice handle esp for one improvised in the woods. I just tried something similar the other day with my harpoon type knife I just made. It was my first knife that I made at home and I wanted to see how a small handle and also a longer spear handle could be made and how fast I could do it.
    But your handle looks great I like it a lot.

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