Feedback on my Tanto design

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Damneddesigns, Sep 1, 2019.

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  1. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I'll message you so we don't drag the thread off course.

    Your inbox is full
     
  2. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Good call. I cleared out room in my inbox.
     
  3. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 11, 2019
    Thank you :)
     
  4. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I can't tell, @Damneddesigns , is this a real knife or a CAD rendering?
     
  5. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Thank you :)
     
  6. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 11, 2019
    They're renders :D
     
  7. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Apr 11, 2019
    Appreciate the feedback!
     
  8. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Thank you!
     
  9. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    It's only a render :D
     
  10. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Thanks! Mine is intentional since that's my logo :D
     
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  11. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    So questions about the knife's functionality, cutting performance, etc., can't be answered. Good to know! :thumbsup:

    So, what preferences did you incorporate into the design and why?
    What have you designed the knife to do? What is its application?
    Also, have you made actual knives in the past?
     
  12. microbe

    microbe

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    It looks a little too beefy for my taste. If that is your goal, unfortunately I am not your target group. Maybe if it would be stretched out a little, I would actually have use for it.
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    Do you have to lock side render? I am curious now.
     
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  13. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    I've made 2 protos so far, both have been reviewed by the Apex pass around group. I've taken the sheepsfoot to production now and hope to have it ready for Blade west. I used what i've learned from the protos and feedback to improve a lot of areas like gimping etc.
    W.R.T application, i didn't have anything specific in mind. Next step is to make protos and get feedback before deciding to take it to production but I might take it straight to production to sell at Blade.
     
  14. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    Here you go untitled.191.jpg
     
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  15. microbe

    microbe

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    I feel you need to work out some more details on it, like maybe adding crooked face logo on the clip in a slightly contrasting color, and whether or not you will add some branding and steel type on the blade. The blade looks to blank now. Remember you need to get your name out there, so people that get this knife in their hands need to be able to see who made it.
     
  16. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    I wanted to keep the branding minimalist hence the integration with the screw at the butt of the handle. The blade will only have steel type.
     
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  17. microbe

    microbe

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    I like minimalist. Go for it.
     
  18. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Honestly, I would worry a lot more about what features you are putting into this knife to make it perform its intended function, more than I would worry about "branding."

    As you said, you had no application in mind when you designed this. Knives that don't work, all style no substance, no matter how clever or minimalist the logo is, rarely succeed.
     
  19. Damneddesigns

    Damneddesigns Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

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    It's a knife, it's sharp, as long as the ergos are good, i assume you can use it for anything that you use a knife for. I get different blade shapes have different uses ex slicing/ scraping etc. What application do you see this knife design can't be used for?
     
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  20. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Out of curiosity, what is the Apex Pass Around? I am unfamiliar with it. Is Apex a knife discussion group or knife brand or something?
     
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