CollectorKnives / LionSteel Otnat

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by L.H.S, May 16, 2018.

  1. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    It's interesting to me, looking at Paul's pictures, that LionSteel have beveled the ram's horn and rounded the snakewood.
    I wonder . . . why the difference???
     
  2. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    - am no maker, Jeff.........my theory though is that Rams Horn is far less stable to work with and different parts of the horn are more stable is there's a bit of meat to them. I know from chatting to makers that it can be a real swine to work with and will start to curl if you so much as turn your back and open a beer...! ;)
     
  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    An interesting theory, Paul, as horn does like to curl a lot more than bone or wood. My own idea was that the steeper bevel to the horn was to preserve as much of the surface bark as possible. It's just that rounding feels so much better in the hand . . .
     
  4. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Indeed, Jeff - another good reason.

    I'll find out...
     
  5. Chui

    Chui Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    @black mamba - reply came back:

    "...yes, working with horn is very difficult, and it is very difficult to keep it straight and low… That’s because “naturally” this material comes out curved.
    Sometimes when we make the Italian traditional Pattada knives for some customers in Sardinia we use thinner scales also, but for this project that was the thickness decided by Gianni and Collector Knives."
     
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  6. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thank you, Paul!
     
  7. Deadman 300

    Deadman 300

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    Sep 13, 2019
    Oops, wrong thread.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2019
  8. foofie

    foofie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 25, 2011
    Just received a snakewood Otnat - and I could not be more pleased with the knife itself or the service. Very well designed knife.
     

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