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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Dec 3, 2020.
So it's going to have a convexed edge?
I don't think the edge will be needing any saving, especially when it's made from CPM3V and Delta'd...
everything growing in your yard, on the other hand...
I would think its going to have enough length and mass that shaping away some of the back will reduce tiring weight to be swung without reducing effective cutting power. And the quality of steel is going to ensure it stays in good shape.
Lesser knives need mass because it dulls fast enough that it needs that weight to power thru brush and limbs with a weak edge. This thing is not gonna have that issue.....Hell no.....
I agree 100% with @sickpuppy1
Kind of a jack of all trades I want to be able to carry ot for a stretch and not fatigue when using it to clear a lot of brush!
I still use a beater kabar khuk because it is thinner than a traditional easy to swing and light to carry
Ps can I be alerted first to give some one my money for this regardless
@Lorien don't know if you missed it, but will this have a convexed edge, or have a primary and secondary bevel? Really difficult to make out from photos of shiny objects.
not sure. Doesn't really matter, since whatever form this khuk takes- production wise- it will have a distinct transition between bevels. That said, I prefer a soft transition, so that's probably what this unit will have when I begin testing
someone asked about how the fuller is done. Here's a part answer;
target weight achieved!
I'm hoping to keep it at this weight or maybe even a little less, with the handle
Awesome please less!
I'm a khukri fan and the lighter the more I'll use it!!!!
Where did you get the steel broach (tool name?) Set??
Looks like a handy set!
a knife maker of some esteem sent them to me as a gift years ago, when I was embarking on one of my first knives. He enjoyed the WiP thread I made about it and I think he felt my pain, since all his knives are made without power tools
I found out today that a .25" hole will save me .06875oz. It's .55oz less today than it was yesterday and I haven't done the math but I think I might be able to drop enough weight from the handle to compensate for the scales and fasteners. Feels nicely balanced, for a khukuri, and if I can maintain that feeling I think we'll have a pretty awesome knife on/in our hands!
That's an understatement!
I don't know where one could find those today.
They're called riffler files
Oh I know, but I don't see big ones like Lorien showed for sale anywhere...
I've got several sets of needle files.
I found some riffles files online. But they don't look as nice as his!
Some are pretty pricy. 400+ for a set.
they are pretty nice
just curious whynot start with 1/4 inch stock? -- from 5/16 down to 4/16 would give you a 20% base weight savings ... also, that much grinding for a production cpk will be murder on whatever grinders/belts are used
I love the design so far but I expect production realities will translate to 1/4" stock
3/16" would be even lighter!
of course, but I figured you wanted to keep some heft&meat on it : )
no one is going to accuse 1/4" of being too dainty, but 3/16" gets into that territory (at least for a kuk)