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Design Your “Perfect” Knife

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I don’t want to call this a contest, there is no prize, but I would like to see your design of what you consider your perfect knife.
     
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  2. mykel m

    mykel m

    Sep 11, 2009
    Already did.....

    The Tool.;)

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  3. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Really happy you still have and use that one.
     
  4. mykel m

    mykel m

    Sep 11, 2009
    Me too!:)
     
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  5. Rob Babcock

    Rob Babcock Basic Member Basic Member

    626
    Jul 16, 2007
    I spent a couple of months sketching out the design I wanted only to have you beat me to it! Honestly the Camp Knife was 90% of what I was going to ask you to build. Only tweaks would have been Orange G10 scales a d the choil I sketched out was a little more pronounced. It's close to my perfect knife right out of the box.:D
     
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  6. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    This is a knife I first started designing about a year ago. I've still not figured out what blade shape I want. I started with a simple drop point, then extended it a bit, then I did a spear point. I'll probably draw up another one with a drop point somewhere between the current drop point and the spear point. I don't think I want a clip point, leaf blade, or wharncliffe, but I'll probably draw one up with each just to see if anything clicks.

    It's a +-6" OAL pocket-friendly everyday carry knife. Handle is right at 3" and fits great as a three-finger knife. I originally wanted it in 1/16" stock, but I really think 5/64" is my sweet spot. I have kitchen knives in 1/16" that are incredible but might be just a bit too thin for carry purposes. 3/32" stock is great for carry purposes, but it can be a bit thick for food purposes, imo. I have one knife in 5/64", and it is super slicey but doesn't feel flimsy.

    I definitely want wood handles, something like a cocobola, rosewood, ebony, etc. with a HUGE copper front pin, a pair of smaller copper pins, and a copper lanyard tube. Copper liners would be icing on the cake.

    I have hopes and dreams of making knives one day, and this would be right at the top of what I would make.

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    Please excuse my chicken scratch and rough draft drawings. Artist, I am not.
     
  7. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Looks good, very close to the Mini Rule #9 I made a few years back.
     
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  8. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    The one in your signature has always been one of my favorites. ;^)

    best

    mqqn
     
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  9. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Mine too, someday I’ll have one!
     
  10. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    415
    Dec 28, 2017
    What knife is this
     
  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    415
    Dec 28, 2017
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    There is a few things to discuss but this is the ruff draft
     
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  12. B JACKSON

    B JACKSON

    Sep 19, 2012
    A Tracker Wacker!
     
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  13. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    510
    Dec 16, 2011
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    Not my perfect knife per say you've pretty much made those with the Rule #9 and the Element hunter. I did draw this up a while back can't remember the specs though.
     
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  14. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Looks like a good skinner.
     
  15. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    510
    Dec 16, 2011
    yeah ill see if I can find the drawing today maybe change the handle and cut it out in cardboard. been on a "nessmuk" style kick the last couple of months it feels like.
     
  16. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    510
    Dec 16, 2011
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    Here's another one kinda a Americanized kwaiback
     
  17. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I like it! Nice to see someone posting drawings.
     
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  18. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    510
    Dec 16, 2011
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    Drew this up tonight
     
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  19. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I really like this one! The only problem I see is that it would have to be micarta handles, wood only comes in 5” long pieces.
     
  20. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    you could make it with 1/4" or so of exposed steel at the butt end to use as a ferro rod striker/mallet relief.
     
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