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The new combat hawk

Discussion in 'Turley Knives' started by bindlestitch, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Hi, guys.
    I'm doing a series on making the new combat hawk. Hope you like it.

    [video=youtube;ZcmOhc9Yk8s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcmOhc9Yk8s[/video]
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  2. euroross

    euroross Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2008
    Your video is not working.
     
  3. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    Damn that's cool !:eek::thumbup:
     
  4. skab8541

    skab8541

    478
    Dec 6, 2006
    You tube sucks! That is why I dont have music any any of my videos!
     
  5. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Sorry fellas. It should be working now, youtube blocked it earlier because of the music.
     
  6. euroross

    euroross Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2008
    Those are very cool!
     
  7. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Looking forward to the next installment!
     
  8. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, guys. I appreciate it. Here's part two:
    [video=youtube;Y_MTZpO4l04]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MTZpO4l04[/video]
     
  9. gerberbmf

    gerberbmf

    187
    Oct 17, 2009
    Fantastic aesthetics on the hawk Iz. It even looks like an American Eagle with that beard! Do you think it's a thing you would consider commercializing some time?

    Glad to hear you escaped the worst with the grinder. I had a really close shave a few weeks back whilst re-profiling an old Tramontina machete on my home belt grinder when the same thing happened except I run my grinder horizontal. Luckily I wasn't standing downwind of the thing when it snatched as it hit the workshop door. Only a marginal nip out of my left hand from the spine of the blade as it turned over when it bit. God got more than a few thanks from me that night I can tell you! Looks like you used up one of your nine there too. Hope you weren't too shook up buddy.
     
  10. GLOCKCRAZZ

    GLOCKCRAZZ

    Jul 28, 2006
    Very nice sir. Very nice!!!
    Can't wait for part three.
     
  11. NStricker

    NStricker

    529
    Feb 23, 2007
    That is awesome, Iz! Glad to see you survived the grinder incident--that could have been a lot worse.
     
  12. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Hey, brother
    Yeah, commercializing is always a possibility for sure. But it's not likely with most things I do. I've had opportunities before to go production and semi production on the sere knives but I have to many rules that make it difficult. Like that the heat treat has to be done a certain way and the all must be tested etc. I don't want our combat soldiers getting something that isn't tested against failures.
    Anyway, short answer is Yes but it's not usually practical. heh.

    Nj, you're definitely right brother. It could have been a lot worse. I was shaking there for a while afterwards.

    Thanks everybody for the kind words and for the thoughts for my safety. I appreciate it very much.
     
  13. monarh99

    monarh99

    351
    Nov 13, 2007
    Good stuff cant wait to see more...
     
  14. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, Monarh


    I went ahead and finished one of these ahead of the rest of the batch so I could do some more testing this weekend.
    The official name of these is the Model 31 Sheppard's hook
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    Hope you like it. I'll try to get a write up on it soon for those of you that can't watch the videos.
     
  15. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Part number three
    [video=youtube;nJ9cRs6dYOs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ9cRs6dYOs[/video]

    Second prototype finished, this one with black scales

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  16. RedbeAR15

    RedbeAR15 Platinum Plucker Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    That looks wicked man! Very Nice :thumbup:
     
  17. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, Red!
     
  18. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    man I know this thread stopped a bit ago but I just have to say that is one hell of a beastly hawk sir. really 1/2 thick lol. nice nice stuff.
     
  19. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch Moderator Moderator

    Oct 23, 2006
    Thanks, grunt!
     
  20. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Any further progress with these things? I really like your design, sir.
     

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