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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 Gold Member Gold Member

    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 Gold Member Gold Member

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

    Rob Babcock Basic Member Basic Member

    621
    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

    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.
     
  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

    319
    Dec 28, 2017
    What knife is this
     
  11. Simplejack

    Simplejack

    319
    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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