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fun with scraps

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, May 18, 2018.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    awhile ago, I had a half dozen hatchets waterjet cut from 8mm Bohler A2. Ryan Weeks made them into functional, and dare I say, awesome tools.

    I'm unapologetically a salvager. I don't tend to get rid of things unless I have to, especially good steel that I can make into knives, or some other useful thing.

    recently, one of my throwing knives broke, leaving me with the feeling that I could use some new ones. Rather than buy some, (Flying Steel is making some neat options) I'd rather have some for free.

    as you all may know, I like to design knives, among other things. I kind of like the challenge of working within constraints, in this case the constraint is the size and shape of the pieces I have available;


    it took an hour or two to come up with a (hopefully) workable pattern, and this is it;


    if I ever finish these knives, they are going to be hard hitting and hefty. I was kind of playing with the idea of chisel grinds so the two knives would sit flat against each other in the sheath. Also thinking I'll likely be using waxed leather for the handle slabs. We'll see...
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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Those hatchets look like they must have come out very nice. Shape reminds me of the RMJ Berserker.

    That sounds really cool.
  3. LCKT707


    Feb 26, 2015
    Very slick design for sure! Interested to see it come to life.
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    In on this, looking forward to your progress!
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  5. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    One please, black micarta, horizontal sheath. Mmmmmkay. Thanks.
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    here's the thread from the end of 2014 regarding Hatchet Jack
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
  8. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Cool beans!

    You should still get one from Patrick (Flying Steel), though. Good egg, and nice throwers.
  9. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    those Flying Steels do look super rad, but I've finally figured out that I'm probably better off putting any extra money I have into tools;
    -disc sander
    -milling machine
    -holy shit do I ever want a lot of tools
  10. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    If I’ma make a scrap metal knife I’ma make it look sexy
    If I’ma throw hard in the yard I’ma make it look sexy
  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
  12. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    here's the og Hatchet Jack
  13. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Yes lol
    Nice axe man
  14. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    As usual, I could be wrong, but I seem to remember that Busse made his Ice Picks from the scraps that were left from cutting out other knives. There was also one made by SRKW.

    1_b107180eae3b1749eb888e495fefe4d2.jpg Swamp-Rat-Knife-Works-Rat-Ice-Pick-RIP-1.jpg
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  15. LG&M


    Dec 19, 2005
    Looks like will still have enough scraps for a few neckers.:D
  16. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    more scraps- mysterious handle material
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  17. sparkyvega


    Sep 11, 2017
    Waste not, want not. Good Pepper philosophy.
  18. Cheesehead_Slasher

    Cheesehead_Slasher Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Those handles look like a half smoked cigar
  19. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    yeah, and the steel looks like a dick lol
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Since you started the crudeness, I gotta tell Ya that at the first glance the title of this thread (to me) read like: Fun with straps :eek:
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