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New design all for me! Its done!

Discussion in 'Backwoods & KFU Custom Handmade Knives' started by KFU, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    So I decided late last night that I wanted to make myself a knife while I wait for the sanding sleeves to finish up the tin knives. I actually ground one out late but ended up not liking it so its going to the wife. I thought about it all night and woke up this morning with an idea of what I wanted. Its going to be an all around woods knife but also one I can sit on the front porch and whittle with. My main goal was to make the most comfortable handle in all the positions that I use most. This one fits my hands perfectly but probably wouldn't feel right to everyone and it looks sorta weird. I just grabbed some steel, marked the handle and blade lengths and started grinding and feeling. I am glueing the handles up now and am stoked about how they will look. Hopefully I will have it done before it gets dark and I can take some pics.
    4" blade thats about 1 1/8" at the plunge
    4 3/4" handle
    Convex Saber Grind
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    Here it is finished up
    I used Stabilized Spalted Elm, orange pinstripes, and jade liners. The liners look red but when its sunny out they look clear. I tried showing in the last pick if you look at the corner of the liners. Its getting dark here!
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  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    This is gonna be cool. Love the sabre grind, by the way.
     
  3. ac700wildcat

    ac700wildcat

    May 24, 2011
    Holy, you knocked that one out quick. Did ya even go to bed last night? The handle looks super comfy...how does it feel?
     
  4. KFU

    KFU Part Time Knifemaker, Moderator

    Sep 10, 2007
    I went to sleep about 3am and was back at it at 7:30! Its crazy comfortable in my hands. I made the handle thick but put a nice curve in it.
     
  5. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Damn, that was fast. That turned out awesome!
     
  6. Northridge88

    Northridge88 Gold Member Gold Member

    939
    Jan 10, 2012
    Looks great! Really like the scales and liners
     
  7. ol_sc

    ol_sc

    998
    Sep 12, 2011
    That looks nice! Kind of a funky EDC/bushcrafter.
     
  8. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    that handle shape looks comfy as hell
     
  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    looks good!
     
  10. JUST1MOR

    JUST1MOR

    Oct 19, 2010
    Chris, that handle reminds me of the first time I got to wrap my hands around a Beretta 92 w/ their double stacked magazine. I thought I had died and found handgun heaven . . . . . ;)
    My hands are between XL & 2XL, & things have a tendency to "twist" on me when I am trying to hold onto them. That palm swell looks like it would help a great deal to keep the blade centered in your hand no matter what you were trying to cut. And I swear from the pictures the orange liners look orange w/ red pin stripping on the outsides edges . . . . must be that darn orange color everyone is so enamored with "down there" . . . . :D
    Great design on the handle . . . . . now if the blade was about 5" long, about an 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide with a spear point . . . . . . ahhhhhhh. .
    Be safe.
     
  11. RWT

    RWT

    Mar 15, 2011
    love the handle... this just added another one to my list
     
  12. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    wow Chris.. that a winner there bro.. i like it..:thumbup:
     
  13. discdoggin

    discdoggin

    407
    Jun 6, 2010
    DITTO!! Put me down for the 5+ inch version with G-10 or micarta and I will head over to paypal... :cool:
     
  14. essublime

    essublime

    676
    Aug 7, 2011
    My thoughts exactly. Love the spalted elm and the 3 liners. Convex saber is killer as well. Nice job Chris!
     
  15. tek77

    tek77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    FattyCrafter sounds about right.
    To the top with an awesome knife and thanks for makin' knifes with decent handles on them, which doesn't has to be a "special order" :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  16. Liveitloud

    Liveitloud

    Jul 1, 2006
    I like it a lot. That handle looks like a real fatty.
     

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