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Model 27 Grand River Machete

Discussion in 'Turley Knives' started by bindlestitch, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Got 'er done finally. I can't wait to test it out soon. I plan on taking it with me up to Nebraska for an overnight we're doing.

    5/32" 1095 steel
    sloppy hammon line
    Half height convex
    Dark brown canvas micarta scales,
    Steel pins

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    Let me know what you think when you get a chance.
    Thanks for looking,
    Iz
     
  2. Haze240

    Haze240

    953
    Jan 1, 2011
    Great looking blade. Looks like something I'd love to have strapped to the pack. Very rustic, hand-made look to it, but the fit and finish looks great. Nice work.
     
  3. tcalvin

    tcalvin

    1
    Jan 28, 2010
    i find this machete quite amazing.
     
  4. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    oh man...:eek: that thing is bad a$$.. nice work Iz..:thumbup:
     
  5. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    Nice work Iz !
     
  6. Liveitloud

    Liveitloud

    Jul 1, 2006
    That's one purposeful looking blade. The handle looks extremely comfortable.
     
  7. MikeyJ

    MikeyJ

    Apr 30, 2010
    Man, that'll do some work, won't it? I like the hamon...gives the edge kind of a frosty look.

    Well done!!
     
  8. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Excellent design and work Iz!!!

    Looks like it would not only chop well but be a good drawknife as well.
     
  9. gerberbmf

    gerberbmf

    187
    Oct 17, 2009
    Looks wicked. Nice job man.
     
  10. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    No pommel??:D

    That thing is sick. :cool:

    Osage one stick fire......
     
  11. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    No!!! No pommel.:D

    Thanks, guys for all the kind words. I appreciate it very much. I'll put up a video on it some day if you're interested in how it uses.
    God bless,
    Iz
     
  12. skab8541

    skab8541

    478
    Dec 6, 2006
    Way to hit a homerun Iz! It has a raw, primial feel to it. And it screams "Cut something"

    Can't wait to play with it at the end of the month!
     
  13. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, brutha.
    We'll give it a work out.:thumbup:
    Iz
     
  14. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner

    858
    Jan 21, 2010
    What is the length of blade on this piece Iz?
     
  15. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Ridge,
    It's right at 11 1/4" :thumbup:
    Iz
     
  16. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    I think you did a great job choosing 5/32 thick steel. My biggest complaint with machete's is that they are generaly made with too thin of stock for real lifelong durability. While being light to carry they lack the weight to work really well.
     
  17. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, Mike!
    The 5/32" seems to be the sweet spot for me.:thumbup:
    Iz
     
  18. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Iz do you mean you don't want to swing it if you made it from 3/8" stock?

    Just pullin yer chain.

    I like the blades that size to be stiff, but not overly heavy.
     
  19. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Roger that, Mike.


    A very short test video of the Grand River

    [youtube]sXEIRTlySiM[/youtube]

    Iz
     
  20. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner

    858
    Jan 21, 2010
    Ok Iz good vid and all but you have got to add some music to the opening of it! No CCR or anything? You had me checking my connections to my speakers and everything else, then when you started talking I cracked my head on my desk when I came up to see what was going on!!!!! :grumpy: :D:D
     

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