David Mary's Little Lamb, the Bleater, and the Bloss

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Yes, I am going to go through with this. I love the idea, and the weird but organic way in which it was formed between me and some friends while we were just having some silly fun in another thread. Posts 21-33, here. This new thread exists for us to collaborate publicly on a fun knife set based around that idea, and the pseudo sheepsfoot pattern of this knife:

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So without further ado, I think "Little Lamb" should be a smaller knife than the one above, but similar, the one above should be the Bleater, and a bigger one still should be the Bloss.

Ideas, thoughts, etc? Bring it, and let's make some funny but awesome knives!
 
The Little lamb would be a little bigger than a neck knife. Good for a pocket or EDC fixed blade. The Bleater is the normal 3.75" blade version, which is a good large EDC. The Bloss is more of a yard work size at probably 6" or so of blade.

So please, Hashishiin Hashishiin , Danny Linguini Danny Linguini , Hurrul Hurrul and anyone else, let's brainstorm some more. These are just my ideas, based on the fire you guys helped light, but I am only on man. Let's hear some thoughts and ideas on the design, uses and anything else that might help make this the next go to knife set for some lambsfoot lovers out there.
 
I think we need a special stencil to mark these blades. They'll get the usual maker's mark on the show side possibly without the steel name, but with "David Mary" instead. The other side of the blade will have something like this:

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Edited for black and white of course, and removing the background. That's the Bleater. The little lamb will have mouth closed, and the Bloss will probably be a Ram with horns. David Mary's Little Lamb, David Mary's Bleater, David Mary's Bloss. This is too fun not to do it.
 
Ok, you asked for it. Just my demented thoughts.
Little Lamb should be a little more delicate. Slightly lower, finer shaped blade, but still keeping a good strong hint of wharncliffe.

I wouldn’t change anything on the Bleater - just your basic midsized wharnie-looking utility blade.

Bloss needs a little more beer belly. Still have a good long flat section, dropping a bit lower from the bolster before turning up slightly to the tip. Almost hinting at a kukri sort of shape, but decidedly wharnie.

I’m not married to any of these, just trying to kick the conversation into gear. 😬

Edit: Oh yeah, and I love the lamb logo!
 
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Super, super cool!! The different animal logo for each knife is an excellent idea, will give these a very unique touch, and the Bleater goat is extremely cute. Very honored to have played a part in the naming of these!

Danny's idea sounds interesting for the largest of the three, more belly but decidedly Wharncliffe-like. I know "Kukri" and "Wharncliffe" may be quite the difficult shapes to marry, but I am absolutely here for it. Though, the matching sets depicted above as is are quite satisfyingly-shaped from the jump.

Are the knives depicted above prototypes, or the actual set of knives? How much is decided on, if anything? For example, scale suggestions, and all.
 
Little Lamb should be a little more delicate. Slightly lower, finer shaped blade, but still keeping a good strong hint of wharncliffe.

On the to do list.

Bloss needs a little more beer belly. Still have a good long flat section, dropping a bit lower from the bolster before turning up slightly to the tip. Almost hinting at a kukri sort of shape, but decidedly wharnie.

On the to do list.

Super, super cool!! The different animal logo for each knife is an excellent idea, will give these a very unique touch, and the Bleater goat is extremely cute. Very honored to have played a part in the naming of these!

Thanks, and me too. I'm grateful to be part of a community of cutlery lovers where something like this can take shape.

Danny's idea sounds interesting for the largest of the three, more belly but decidedly Wharncliffe-like.

Easy.


matching sets depicted above as is are quite satisfyingly-shaped from the jump.

Thank you so much!

Are the knives depicted above prototypes, or the actual set of knives?

Each is a photo of the original knife, except the Bloss and Little Lamb are modified in paint.net.

How much is decided on, if anything? For example, scale suggestions, and all.

That is what this thread is for. Let's see how it develops and we can zone in on an answer to that. There are a lot of things to think about, like handle mating to sheath, and cutting board compatibility or not, etc. Exact sizes, and so on. Jimping or no and on which ones and where, radiused spines, or sharp or combo...
 
I'm sure there is.
 
A quick internet search revealed no wool micarta to me. How about white handle material of another material? G10 Spring most easily to mind.
 
That is what this thread is for. Let's see how it develops and we can zone in on an answer to that. There are a lot of things to think about, like handle mating to sheath, and cutting board compatibility or not, etc. Exact sizes, and so on. Jimping or no and on which ones and where, radiused spines, or sharp or combo...
Oh yeah, I remember you mentioning your creations have accidently cleaved through the occasional cutting board! This was a confidence-inspiring thing to hear, I will say 😁 In support of white G-10 or a white G-10 base (black/white or grey/white perhaps, to match the general theme if a color combo is done?) On the spine, the idea of a false edge or something of the sort is very tempting! I have heard of some downsides to that regarding tip weakness, but this blade seems wide and robust enough to handle it. Wonder what others think of that?

Also, I've so far not yet had an experience with jimping where I wished it was not there or minded it in any way, but also do not miss it intensely when it isn't there. Overall, a fan. Bit of jimping on the first 1/1.5in of spine, seems like it could be good on the DM's Little Lamb and Bleater, Never had a larger knife with jimping yet, so hopefully someone who has can weigh in there with what they find works best.

Glad that idea of Danny's being checked out, this will be a special sight to behold!
 
I like the size of the Bleater size just fine, make sure it has a good four finger grip for a good purchase and comfortable in multiple grip positions. I see this as a good parry knife for the kitchen too.
 
6 inch blade would could be a fun one - would you make the handle thicker across the width, due to a longer and larger blade? which might potentially have more force applied to it, due to the yard/woods work it would tackle....

....would you increase the steel stock thickness?
 
Hmmm … how ‘bout Tero Tuff scales?



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The first vendor that comes up in a search has some light colors that could maybe be bleated, I mean bleached out to look like lamb’s wool. That’s just the first place I looked - I’ll bet there are more options.
 
6 inch blade would could be a fun one - would you make the handle thicker across the width, due to a longer and larger blade? which might potentially have more force applied to it, due to the yard/woods work it would tackle....

....would you increase the steel stock thickness?

All good ideas.
 
KNOCK IT OFF WITH THE AWESOMENESS. I HAVE BILLS TO PAY!

For my purposes, the sheepsfoot blade shape is most useful. Id been looking at the Bradford Guardian 3, but Im not sure i like the finger choils.

All 3 of these look great and im looking forward to getting one.

ETA ... well not add but.... my kid was throwing pillows at me... so many that one hit my finger which hit POST way before i was done typing!!
 
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