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Flat vs Hollow grind on recurve dagger

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Dr.IsR, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Dr.IsR

    Dr.IsR

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017
  2. jjtjr

    jjtjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    When the late, great John White, MS made my Persian in 2011 he used a flat grind and like all of John's work it came out great.

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  3. Willie71

    Willie71 Warren J. Krywko. Part Time Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    I’ve done recurves with flat grinds. It doesn’t have to be hollow.
     
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  4. Dr.IsR

    Dr.IsR

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    Nov 8, 2017
    Wow, love the dagger!! That's good to hear flat grind is an option, was a little concerned about thin weak edges on the hollow grind.

    Really appreciate the help. Thanks
     
  5. Dr.IsR

    Dr.IsR

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    Nov 8, 2017
    Can I ask....what is the thickness at the ricasso? Thanks
     
  6. jjtjr

    jjtjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    This ricasso is just over 1/4" thick.

    Here is a view that shows the ricasso.

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    Here is Buddy Thomason's photo of the knife with its Paul Long sheath.

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