CPM 3v combat knife

Phillip Patton

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Howdy all,
This knife is already sold and delivered, but I wanted to know what you all think of it, mainly the idea of having a hammerhead on the end of the handle.
Seems dangerous to me. Is anyone else doing that? The knife was designed by the customer.
The steel is CPM 3V, handforged and heat treated by yours truly, the hammer head is 4140 and the guard is stainless. Full tang handle with green Micarta scales.

Thanks for looking,
 

Walking Man

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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
I like the idea of the Hammerhead, yes, I think it might a little dangerous, but not overly so, especially if it's going to be used as a tool.
Also, what's the curved thing that sticks out of the hammerhead?
ALSO, are you related to Rob Patton?
Do you have a website? Thanks.
 

Phillip Patton

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Walking Man said:
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
I like the idea of the Hammerhead, yes, I think it might a little dangerous, but not overly so, especially if it's going to be used as a tool.
Also, what's the curved thing that sticks out of the hammerhead?
ALSO, are you related to Rob Patton?
Do you have a website? Thanks.


Thanks. :)
Yeah, I told him to use a real hammer whenever possible, and to use this one sparingly.
The curved thing is supposed to protect your hand if you miss what your hammering. :D It's solid with the tang. I think he got the idea from Busse's knives. Busse calls them "talons", I think...
I don't know Rob, but we could be related. My grandfather is from Idaho. I should e-mail Rob sometime...
I don't have a website, yet, but I'm working on it. Thanks for asking!
BTW, thanks again for posting that pic for me a couple weeks ago. I don't know what changed, but I'm able to post pictures myself now.:D
 
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Nice blade.

I don’t think I would feel comfortable using a knife that can double as a hammer.

It alters the shape of the handle just enough to possibly interfere with grip options, and there’s a big sharp blade at the other end when hammering.

I’d rather pick up a rock for hammering, and leave my principle cutting tool alone.
 
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Hammer....scary....

Love the knife, though! I like the slight recurve. Looks like a great chopper!
 

Phillip Patton

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My thoughts exactly djolney and TikTock. Almost took my head off when I tried it out. If you could manage to leave it in the sheath when hammering, that would improve the safety.
Thanks for the compliments. I like recurves also.
 
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