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A Few Underated Models

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I often wonder why some models are not as popular as others. Any of these three knives would make great all around knives, but don`t get the attention they deserve. And I`m not saying that because I designed them, because only one is my design.

    Michigan Trail Knife (jds1 design) 8" oal, 3 3/4" blade, 1/8" thick
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    Camp Knife 10 3/4" oal, 6" blade, 1/8" or 3/16" thick
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    Phoenix (Rockywolf design) 9" oal, 4 1/2" blade, 1/8" thick
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  2. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    I like them all. Of course the bottom one is pretty sweet! And how about 2 others? The EDC and the Rockywolf's choice? I own 2 of each of them: great small knives.
     
  3. grindonyou

    grindonyou

    557
    Sep 21, 2006
    John, Many of your models are underrated , I still believe your Hudson Bay is the one of best all around knives out there . Your pocket bowie was a great design and knife, wish I had ordered one. . It is hard know why buyers only buy certain models .
     
  4. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Seeing that shot of the MI Trail Knife reminded me of how much I enjoyed our first visit that day. :)

    Jeff
     
  5. Holmesmade

    Holmesmade

    289
    May 8, 2005
    I'd be all for a Camp with a bit of a drop point if I wasn't so stinkin' broke. I've liked that model from the first time I saw it.
     
  6. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    That was a good day, burgers, beer, and a bit of grinding!
     
  7. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    I've always drooled over John's Hudson Bay model !!!!:thumbup:


    It was actually me that suggested he make one.
     
  8. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I agree - I love the looks of the camp knife, but a little bit of straight drop would make it flat out sexy.
    now if only i had some $$ to spend on something other than the house or the wife's car this month...
     
  9. facablade

    facablade

    468
    May 23, 2009
    hi fro me your Michigan trail model is the best of your catalog ;-)
     
  10. Holmesmade

    Holmesmade

    289
    May 8, 2005
    I was thinking a straight clip about half the length of the blade and dropping no more than 1/4 the blade height or a smooth curve the full length of the blade and coming down to the same height on the blade.

    Either way would be fantastic. I like a pointy-ish blade tip.
     
  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I`ve done the Camp Knife in a clip and drop point, just need to find photos of them.
     
  12. Holmesmade

    Holmesmade

    289
    May 8, 2005
    I'd love to them! One of these decades, I'll have disposable income again.
     
  13. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Underrated for sure, those are ideal designs for every day carry and look great.
     
  14. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    The EDC version of the Kephart is another knife that deserves more attention.

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    Jeff
     
  15. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    And the Roach Belly knives are WAY overlooked!

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    Jeff
     
  16. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    If I remember right, you have the only Roach Belly knives I`ve made! To me, they are darn near perfect for kitchen knives, whether at home, or in the field.
     
  17. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    John - here's my "madagascar hissing sized roach belly" - I made out of a snapped machete.
    I suspect it'll handle all my camp cooking needs...
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  18. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    417
    Dec 28, 2017
    Finally found the michigan trail knife. Looks like it saying i need to go fishing
     
  19. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    512
    Dec 16, 2011
    That Michigan trail knife is sweet I may have to add that to the list for next year
     
  20. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    417
    Dec 28, 2017
    I have found many more in my research but my employer seems to think I like to work till 8pm then the whole family thing gets in the way then the whole sleep thing gets in the way of all of my studies. plus the random dad theres a monster or I cant sleep also gets me every couple nights.
     
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