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It`s Been A While.....

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    so I thought it was time for another "Making Of" thread. This time it`s a design from mqqn that he calls The Galley - Wag. I believe his idea was for a fishing / kitchen knife, because it`s 1/16" thick. Hopefully he will drop in to explain his thoughts behind the design. I hope you follow along for the next week to follow the progress as it comes to life.

    Blank ground out, and holes drilled.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    looks like a short, thin version of Mack's knife.
    looking forward to the finished pics.
     
  3. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I wanted to create a knife that paid homage to the Randalls of old, yet in a "slicier" format for Galley/kitchen use.

    I am thinking the best material for the scales will be Ebony - that just seems right for my new design.

    best

    mqqn
     
  4. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi 1066 -

    I don't think it is all that similar to the Rule # 9 - my design is much more slender with more of an arc involved in the relationship of the handle to the blade.

    Also, it does not have the exposed tang etc. My design is a lover, not a fighter!

    No disrespect to Mack's design - it is awesome and I would love to have one someday.

    best

    mqqn
     
  5. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I like it. A mini Cutlass. At 1/16 it will be a fantastic cutter.
    I think it will be darned near perfect. Ebony will look great on it too. I'm going to be very jealous with this one.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  6. jds1

    jds1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Nice pattern Andy!

    Jeff
     
  7. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Thanks Mack - I can see where you get the similarities, but on my design the handle to blade ratio, as well as the fairy-shoe curve of the blade is all different. \

    Also, on yours, the blade is on the right side -

    [​IMG]

    Where on my new, original design, the blade is on the left and the HANDLE is on the right, as shown below -

    [​IMG]


    Thanks Jeff!!

    best

    mqqn
     
  8. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    You're right Andy.:D I had totally missed those aspects.
    Love that Snakewood.
     
  9. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Did I make it backwards?:confused:
     
  10. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Nope - I designed this for Right Handed use only - Lefties need not apply.

    :p

    best

    mqqn
     
  11. KYenglish

    KYenglish

    Nov 26, 2010
    :p, I like it, left, right, it's all good, equal opportunities and all, also, love the name :D

    looking forward t the making of stuff,
     
  12. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    The Gally Wag!:cool:
    Great looking knife(so far)Andy.
     
  13. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I`m wondering if I should offer both right and left hand versions?
     
  14. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Of course you should. You know that I can't use a right handed knife.
     
  15. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    My new design is intended to be used in the Galley of me Pirate Ship here in the cornfields of Illinois.

    I have asked John to round the spine on this one since I like the in my JK's lately.

    :D

    best

    mqqn
     
  16. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    You and one other guy I can`t remember offhand, like the rounded spines on their knives, looks clean, and if you don`t need to strike a firesteel, a sharp spine is not needed.
     
  17. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I strike mine with the sharp edge - not the spine - I get better results.

    Of course a small bic lighter provides even better results so I can have the fire going and head for the Galley.

    I think I am the only one that realy likes rounded spines, that old-school Randall style and two solid brass pins in ebony - I wonder why others don't love that - it's just classic.

    I dunno.

    best

    mqqn
     
  18. kyturkey

    kyturkey

    Oct 10, 2007
    I like WIP threads, looking forward to seeing this one in progress and finished.

    I like the design, but how about some measurements as to blade length and oal.
     
  19. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    You aren't the only one. Remember me?
    [​IMG]
     
  20. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi Mack -

    Oh yea - I remember your cutlass - I guess you have great taste!

    But wait - did you have JK make a larger version of my Galley-Wag? Your cutlass was left handed and that one has the handle on the right!

    Are you copying my design?????

    best

    mqqn
     

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