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Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Which knife style do you guys think is the best for "all around" use? I'm trying to think of one that would cover most knife uses, then offer it at a very special price if there was interest in a group buy. Maybe even a serial numbered run.
     
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  2. austexjg

    austexjg

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    Oct 22, 2014
    I find the Kephart style very appealing in both looks and usage.
     
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  3. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    I second the kepthart design. I've been kicking around the idea of a tad smaller straight back kept art with thin scales to replace my ontario rat3 knife. I got it back somehow it appeared on my desk after I had some words with Co workers. I just don't like the sererated portion of it. But the pocket slip is good to go.
     
  4. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2016
    I'm still due for a Mud Turtle.

    Is there a chance denim micarta and copper pins would be an option?
     
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  5. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Copper pins are fine, but I used denim micarta once, didn't care for it.
     
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  6. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    jbarsquat has posted pictures of his Compact Kephart straight back here somewhere.
     
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  7. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

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    Dec 24, 2016
    I see you mentioned green micarta option in another post. Do you have a pic of it on one of your knives, I don't recall seeing it before ?
     
  8. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    It seems like all my pictures have disappeared. I do show it on my website, and will also be posting a picture of a knife next week that has it.
     
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  9. jbarsquat

    jbarsquat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 22, 2017
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  10. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 4, 2011
    I personally like a sheepsfoot blade for all around use. It is very utilitarian and allows for great control.
     
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  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
  12. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    John I have a long drive tomorrow. I'm gonna think about the tracker design it's at 16 plus inches right now which is a little out of control. Or is it?
     
  13. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    The longest I can fit in my furnace is just under 13".
     
  14. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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    Dec 28, 2017
    OK I'll dumb it down and email you a ruff sketch. My phone updated if you could send me a email that would be awesome. I lost all contacts pics and everything
     
  15. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
  16. jbarsquat

    jbarsquat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Ask and you shall receive. I rounded the first inch in front of the handle to make it more comfortable for kitchen chores.

    ETA also included a mini grip and a couple others that happened to be in the kitchen for a size comparison
     
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  17. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    personally I fine a drop point or semi-spear to be the most versatile pattern overall - like your bushcrafter series had.
    alternatively, for kitchen duty - the santoku or semi-wharncliffe gets the most use here.
     
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  18. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 16, 2011
    I like the kephart a lot straight back or traditional. Also anything clip point or semi wharnclif does good for everyday tasks imo.
     
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  19. rdrogers

    rdrogers Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 19, 2010
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    Every. Day. All. Day.
    Right in the pocket. Ready for work.
     
  20. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf

    Dec 3, 2015
    +1 to everything said by 1066vik.
     
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