Custom pocket fixed blade!!!

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Hi all,

I have a great friend named Mike E. Miller, in El Reno Oklahoma, who agreed to make a pocket fixed blade that I designed.

Jackknife got me thinking about the possibility and after talking to Mike and sketching out a drawing for him, here's what we came up with:

Specs:
1/8th inch O1 cryo and tempered
OAL 4.5 inches
blade length: 2 1/8 inches
handle: white linen micarta
sheath: dyed sharkskin
brass pins and ss lanyard tube


This little knife is SHARP!!!! It's got a convex edge which slices through branches with ease!

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My biggest concern was riding in my slacks unnoticed. This little package does the trick. I can carry it without anyone noticing and it's proven handy already!





Mike,

Thank you so much my friend.


Thanks for looking,

Brett
 
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Blues

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Looks like a good one, Brett.

I've had several different pocket fixed blades over the years from a few different makers. They can be a good alternative to a folding knife at times, especially where strength may be an issue.

You can also consider rigging it for neck carry which I have found a great alternative as well. I used to carry neck knives under a polo shirt daily (especially while still working in L.E. in South FL).

In any case, congrats on the nice project and its result. :thumbup:
 
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thanks elliott. i'm definitely thinking of getting a kydex or leather neck sheath made for it. it just begs to be carried.

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Looks like a good one, Brett.

I've had several different pocket fixed blades over the years from a few different makers. They can be a good alternative to a folding knife at times, especially where strength may be an issue.

You can also consider rigging it for neck carry which I have found a great alternative as well. I used to carry neck knives under a polo shirt daily (especially while still working in L.E. in South FL).

In any case, congrats on the nice project and its result. :thumbup:
 
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Hi Brett,

Great little project. I like the result very much. Its hard to beat a well ground convex blade in good old carbon steel!. The sharks hide sheath is a unique touch and quite handsome in appearance. Super pictures as well.

All the best with your new Miller pocket sheath knife.

Anthony

PS{I am still carrying that David Farmer fixed blade with the convex grind I received in trade from you a ways back. I am now considering making a new sheath for her as it is really showing some wear due to the frequent carry time she sees with me.. I just can't seem to put her down.:):thumbup:}
 
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oh man, david makes a wicked knife! I'm so glad you like it andcarry it. His knives are meant to be used and used a lot.

Hope you're doing well Anthony.

Brett
Hi Brett,

Great little project. I like the result very much. Its hard to beat a well ground convex blade in good old carbon steel!. The sharks hide sheath is a unique touch and quite handsome in appearance. Super pictures as well.

All the best with your new Miller pocket sheath knife.

Anthony

PS{I am still carrying that David Farmer fixed blade with the convex grind I received in trade from you a ways back. I am now considering making a new sheath for her as it is really showing some wear due to the frequent carry time she sees with me.. I just can't seem to put her down.:):thumbup:}
 
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Hey, that's neat! My pocket fixed blade is a Bark River Mini Canadian that rides well in a pocket sheath intended for a Russel Woodswalker.
 
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Hey, that's neat! My pocket fixed blade is a Bark River Mini Canadian that rides well in a pocket sheath intended for a Russel Woodswalker.

I ALMOST snagged a minicanuk on several occasions. They are nice looking blades.

brett
 

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Nice lil' fixed blade Brett. I have a variety of small fixed blades, including a few by our own BFC makers. They are fun to carry in addition to traditional pocket knives, and they have a lot of utility. I like your design, and the shark skin sheath is real cool too.
 
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Congrats on the new knife, Brett!

The unfolding pocket knife may be the best answer for those who want a strong enough "go to" knife, but live or work in a more urban or suburban environment where open fixed blade carry is not looked on well.

More and more of late, I'm intrigued by the pocket fixed blade, and its all the fault of my friend who gave me that little Buck Harstsook. I've even cut down an Old Hickory paring knife and made a leather pocket sheath for it. So far so good.

As much as I love a good pocket knife, I think back to my childhood, and all the men who were serious outdoorsmen carried a fixed blade. Not a big one, just a small leather handled little finn design, made by Case/Kay-bar/Western. Sure they all had a pocket knife, usually a small two blade serpintine type jack, for rough jobs like stripping a wire or other rough jobs that may damage the "good" knife. But the leather handle little finn was the main knife.

I guess they knew what they were about.
 
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I'd be very interested to see this one also, it sounds like a BEAUTY.

(If you don't have time to upload perhaps you could email me one or two)?

Thanks
 
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I reposted them. Mike, the maker, wanted me to make sure everyone knew that this was a quick prototype to see if it's what I wanted. It was my design and he wanted to make sure it was right.

He's working on a more polished one right now and I'll post a full review once it's done.

this is a work in progress. Regardless, I LOVE it.

brett
 
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I gotta admit I'm chicken eye-ing it. :thumbup:

Thats a very nice un-folding pocket knife. I just may have to drop your friend a letter.
 
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