Help me name my design

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  1. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Hi guys and gals, here is the prototype of a seax chopper design that I have made and been refining this year. A few pics and some background to help get the ideas going:

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    I've made a number of them in 1084 and 1080 at various thickness, including 1/4", 3/16", 5/32" and 1/8". Blade lengths have ranged from 13 to 16 inches. I have a few on the way in 3/32" 15N20 at 14", and have two AEB-L blanks in the shop to eventually make at 1/8" and also 14".

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    - the palm swell version above doesn't technically count.

    The design basically combines concepts from the seax, namely a long straight edged blade with a decent point, with a barong style handle, notable for the bird's beak at the end. I've given it an extra long handle to provide the knife counterbalance for a variety of tasks and to increase nimbleness in the forward grip, and extra leverage for chopping in the rear grip or somewhere in between. It can also be used in a hand and a half manner, or two handed if you have small hands.

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    I have just been calling it the "Barong Seax", but that name is not the most creative. I think there's a reason Chevy went with the name "El Camino" and not "The Car Truck". :rolleyes: So help me brainstorm a new name for my design?

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    Here's some of what it can do, despite my lack of skill:

     
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  2. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Saxon toothpick
     
  3. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2015
    It looks really cool but I have to think about the name.
     
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  4. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    The Big Bird

    Sex Bong

    The Long Ranger

    Protagonist Edge

    Hawk Chop
     
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    not good with names. i prefer numbers such as model 1. thats me though.

    nice work though, thats why I posted. just to say that.
     
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  6. folder geek

    folder geek Gold Member Gold Member

    762
    Jan 28, 2012
    Bird Beak Barong
    El Serong
    ???
     
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  7. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    TeraHawk
     
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  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Proud Mary

    David’s Demolition Device

    Smooth Operator

    T100 “I’ll be back.”
     
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  9. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Seaxy Beast.
     
  10. Pogonasong

    Pogonasong Gold Member Gold Member

    269
    Feb 27, 2018
    Snaggletooth
     
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  11. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    The SexySeax. Or SuperSexySeax if you make a fancy one.
     
  12. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Beat me to it
     
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  13. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    :eek::p Nailed it, perfectly ! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  14. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    SeaxClaw.
     
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  15. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Also, just to nit pick, Ford introduced the Ranchero a couple years before Chevy, so ya know... ;):p
     
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  16. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Seaxinator

    But the El Camino was always better. And don't forget the Canyonero

     
  17. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    869
    Jan 10, 2018
    Whippoorwill. Idk why, but that’s what came to mind. Neat knife!
     
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  18. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Remorse
     
  19. David Mary

    David Mary Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Lots to think about. Thank you. But I would never use any kind of sexual innuendo, including plays on the word sexy. It's overdone, facile, and not in keeping with the type of brand image I want to build, besides being against my conscience.

    Wow, thank you very much!

    Interesting! I think it's my favorite so far, if perhaps because it's one of the less obvious ones. It's a contender at this point, but I'm keeping my eyes and ears open.
     
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  20. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2016
    The Wolverine.

    Any time anybody needs a name for something awesome, it should always be The Wolverine.
     
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