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Lets see some BIG knives

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by fast14riot, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    I have been lusting over some fighters lately and have realized I really like the big ones. So let's have a place for the BIG knives! Let's say blades of 10" and up, fighters, daggers, you know, the nicers types. Whether they are from your collection, or just pics you saved, let's see them.


    -Xander
     
  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Here are a large foursome...L-R: Frank Vought, Jr., Phillip Patton, Tom Krein, and Kent Draper....the Patton has about a 14" blade, the Vought and Krein 12", and the Draper comes in at 10 1/2".

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    One of my very favorites....Tom Maringer 'Death Angel' at 16" of mirror-polished, razor-sharp D2.

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    !2" of Greg Covington Bowie in the Bagwell tradition...

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    A 12" John Salley Dagger...

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    That ought to be a small start for ya. :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  3. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    That Draper fighter and that Salley dagger are just awesome, though that is a nice gathering of biggies all the way round!


    -Xander
     
  4. SENGVIN

    SENGVIN Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2011
    I only have Big knives let me see what I can find

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  5. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    19.5" Bowie by Yours truly
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    Another 20" Big knife!
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  6. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    this little video features a pretty damn big knife by Joel Purkerson;

    [video=youtube;DDNyDNsQvRI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDNyDNsQvRI&feature=colike[/video]

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    This is my kind of thread!:thumbup:
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  7. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    My largest forged blade at present, from Chris Moss aka Knifemaker87,
    his images...

    Specs:
    OAL: 18.75"
    Blade length: 12.25" width: 1.5" average
    Blade thickness: .25" tapering towards the tip.
    Blade and spacer are 74 layer 1084/15n20 i forged on a Iron Kiss Hammer, and the blade has been laddered toward the edge.
    Guard is raindrop pattern damascus.
    Handle is Desert Ironwood secured by a stainless steel pin through the tang.

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    Doug
     
  8. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    That Patton blade is gorgeous. Looks more like a Xiphos pattern sword than a knife.
     
  9. ScottRoush

    ScottRoush KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2010
    Here are some big ones I've made (not including my swords):

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  10. fast14riot

    fast14riot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Cool little vid Lorien! Nice knife, and bike. Looks like a bit overkill on the bike for the trail, but not evryone has multiple bikes for all trails. I used to have bikes set up in 1" increments of suspension travel from 2" to 7" just for different trails, but I managed bike shops then.

    Some really cool stuff on here, Scott, feel free to post some swords as well.


    -Xander
     
  11. Calhoon

    Calhoon Gold Member Gold Member

    705
    Jul 14, 2005
    Nice thread idea!

    Below is a Jason Knight Seax. The blade is 17" OAL at 24" L6 steel construct.
    Jason made the damascus hasp recently.



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  12. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    My only really large knives:

    Fikes Parang with 10 1/2" Blade, Camp with 9 1/2" Blade

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    Fikes Jungle Honey, 15 1/2" Blade, 30" OAL Hard to qualify this as a knife!

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  13. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Yer killin' me, Win......... :D
     
  14. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    10 X 2.5 blade.

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  15. Marcel54

    Marcel54

    Jul 30, 2005
    From my collection, my largest knife.

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    Marcel
     
  16. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Trust me the feeling is mutual! ;)
     
  17. betzner

    betzner Home ToMorro Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    OK, what the hell, I couldn't resist - here is my "BIG" knife - a 20"er by Mardi Meshejian of chain damascus, pink ivorywood and mammoth tusk - plus a bit of gold and stones.

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  18. tueller

    tueller

    825
    Mar 16, 2012
    "shaving sharp", what is that beast?!
     
  19. Redsnake1997

    Redsnake1997 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2005
    This could get epic... :)

    Firebreak... need better pics of this great chopper

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    DesRosiers Chopper... one of my favorite blades...

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    This one's not quite as big, but works great in my deer hunting backpack for clearing shooting lanes out of my treestand Brian Goode...

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    Busse Heavy Heart

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    SFNO

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    I have several more... but haven't taken any good pics in a while. Need to get some pics of my others and post up.
     
  20. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    here's some;

    Seth Burton, (my design)
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    Peter Marzitelli, (collaborative design)
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    Magnus Axelson, (collaborative design)
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    Terry Primos
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    Jason Knight, (collaborative design)
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    Tad Lynch, (my design)
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    Matt Lamey, (collaborative design)
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    Shosui Takeda
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    Nick Wheeler, (collaborative design)
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