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Can you handle it !

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by pitdog, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    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 ~

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

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    Next up was my Breeden Bugaboo ~

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    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 !

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    Couple more pics from today~

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  2. Chinpo

    Chinpo

    Aug 25, 2007
    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: Sep 9, 2012
  3. nickortizzle1035

    nickortizzle1035

    Dec 30, 2009
    faaaancy!
     
  4. RWT

    RWT

    Mar 15, 2011
    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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  5. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    I've done this to a few smaller knives before. Works very well for what they are. :thumbup:
     
  6. DOC-CANADA

    DOC-CANADA

    Apr 14, 2006
    Way to think outside of the box, pitdog. :thumbup:

    Doc
     
  7. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    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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  8. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    Nope I can not handle it:eek:









    Unless I am in the my knife making shop:D.


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

    Nice job.

    Bryan
     
  9. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    I bet a Bugaboo with real scales would make one heck of a pocket knife eh Bryan !
     
  10. LupaWolf

    LupaWolf

    507
    Mar 24, 2008
    Excellent notion.
    Good work, good pics.
    Thanks for the share.
     
  11. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    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
     
  12. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
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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.
     
  13. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    LG&M, I love how that blade shape is so curved.

    Bryan
     
  14. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
    It's a good little knife. I like it more then I thought I would.
     
  15. Killinumsoftly

    Killinumsoftly

    266
    Apr 14, 2013
    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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