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A Little "Snub Lore" Model

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Rick Marchand, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Hey folks,
    My niece has been accepted into a ranger program here in Ontario. She will have 2-3 yrs of schooling with a lot of fieldwork ahead of her. One of her suggested personal wares was a small fixed blade. I couldn't bear the thought of her buying a Wally World special, so I quick wipped up a small user for her. I don't have pics of the one I gifted her but here is its twin that ships out to a customer, come Monday.

    Snub Lore
    1095
    1/8" thick
    6 3/4" OA length
    3 1/4" blade
    3 1/2" handle
    Tapered tang
    Handle is leather backed, hemp wrapped, epoxy soaked
    Hand stitched sheath, wax dipped.

    Thanks for looking.:thumbup:

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  2. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 27, 2008
    Nice knife. Its a shame the sheath got all dirty though.:p
     
  3. 2knife

    2knife

    Mar 13, 2002
    Hi Rick,
    Why did you opt for absence of a guard?
    David
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    she won't be able to help but make good use of that little unit. A fine shiv indeed.
     
  5. jwalk84

    jwalk84

    101
    Jun 30, 2011
    Very nice! Love the handles on your blades and really like the sheath.
     
  6. JParanee

    JParanee

    Dec 23, 2006
    Rick congrats to her and good on you for setting her up with a great knife
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    I like this one a lot.
     
  8. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    dang, can I trade one of my uncles for you?
     
  9. chad2

    chad2

    999
    Sep 2, 2011
    Looks awesome rick!
     
  10. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Many folks prefer a knife without a guard. It is just another option.


    Thanks for the great replies!
     
  11. sparrow75

    sparrow75

    328
    Mar 22, 2009
    Nice looking little knife
     
  12. Dago Red

    Dago Red

    753
    Jun 16, 2008
    That's a great bushcrafter there! Your niece will have the best blades in her entire class I'm sure. Good luck to her.

    Red
     
  13. NickWheeler

    NickWheeler

    Dec 3, 1999
    Love your style Rick!!! :thumbup: :cool:

    A very lucky niece indeed! Best of luck to her in the program! :)
     
  14. 2knife

    2knife

    Mar 13, 2002
    To me this is the same as driving with no seat belt. Hopefully she wont need it.
    Thanks,
    David
     
  15. North

    North

    360
    Feb 19, 2001
    I like it! All knives don't have to have guards, David.

    Bill
     
  16. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Bah!

    Rick, what's the name about?
     
  17. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    It's all about perspective. I might look at guards like never taking the training wheels off your bike.:)

    It is odd for some... but tell that to a culture like the Saami who rely on working blades for everyday life. Few of them have guards.
     
  18. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Snub Lore?

    I had a model called the "Bushlore"(My tribute to the popular Woodlore). It eventually shortened to the "Lore". I tried to straighten a blank once and broke the tip off. It went from a 5.5" to a 3" blade with a full handle. In the spirit of make lemonade from lemons, I finished off the blade and called it the "Snub Lore". I get more orders for that blade than almost any other I make.

    This one is more proprtional with the small handle... maybe it should be called "Lil' Lore".

    Here is the original Snub Lore from back in 2008...

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  19. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    funny, that's what my dad calls me sometimes :)
     
  20. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter Platinum Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    They have obviously never had their hands slip up on the blade and give them a nasty gash now, have they?

    Nice looking blade regardless.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
     

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