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HI Scramsax/Seax/Saex Design Thread

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Originally posted by Dave K
The first issue with the handle was the taper and the overall size.
The different taper the handle wound up having was partially a result of my own attempt to address Dan and Sarge's instructions
re: swelling the handle toward the front to prevent the hand from sliding up onto the edge.

I realize that is too many halves.

The second and most damning issue with the handle was that it falls back from the blade at a slight angle. As far as I can tell this was just a result of me being stupid.

I think the blade part turned out OK though, and at least the sheath should be a source of some minor amusement.

-Dave

Dawi I think it looks fine. At least the handle can be modified by those who need or want to, that is if it's big enough in the center.
Lots and lots of work there that anyone who has made a model can appreciate.
Like knives, there is no "perfect" model.:)

Not to open a can of worms, but this would be an excellent rig for a "blade only" purchase.:D
Although I guess it would be easy enough to remove the handle and put one on of your own desire.;) :p
 

Daniel Koster

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Originally posted by Yvsa
Not to open a can of worms, but this would be an excellent rig for a "blade only" purchase.Although I guess it would be easy enough to remove the handle and put one on of your own desire.
I would love that myself, but I don't think the group would agree as a whole.


Now, consider this:

9 times out of 10 - they'll put whatever handle they want anyway
1 time out of 10 - they'll follow the model exactly

Both of these have got me worried...

:rolleyes:
 
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Thanks for posting the model, Dan.

Where's my sheath?:D

I was thinking maybe we could get the interested parties who are on the list to comment on what they see and then maybe just take it from there? :(

-Dave
 
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I was just thinking, because this one is not a khukuri, or anything even remotely approximating a khukuri, I bet this is that one time out of ten where we get a perfectly exact copy, as the kamis probably won't have any idea what in the hell this thing is supposed to be anyway, and so won't know where to begin in making their own improvements.

Maybe we better make sure and get that just-right handle on it before it goes to Nepal. If Dan doesn't want to do it I could try and rough one out if I get a new drawing?

Don't be afraid to yell at me if you think I screwed it up, folks.
:eek:

-Dave
 
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Dave, I've spent hours making a handle for a knife, only to wind up using saws and chisels to remove it 'cause I wasn't happy with how it turned out. If you don't think it turned out right, then do what you gotta do. Otherwise, it'll bug you no matter what anybody says.

Sarge
 
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Dave. Don't`sweat it.

I think that the seax is actuall quite like a khukuri. To prove this take your fave khuk., and lay a piece of notebook paper over the forward part of the blade, so that the edge of the paper is parallel(or slightly obtuse in angle) to the spine. Voila! the seax design is in every khuk. The khuk just has a bit more drop to it.


Keith
 
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Keith,

Am I still in? I hadn't heard back from you via email. :confused:

Let me know what's happening, what I need to tell/send to whom, when, where, how, etc. I've got several things going at once and my brain's scattered, so be specific. :eek: ;)
 
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Glad 2 hear you're still with us!

email sent! and yours Received. I laid down the details in the email, and they are the same as can be found in this thread. I'll update the takers list to include your name, and please send ZIP and inscription to etch.

I'll be hitting the post tomworrow with everyones' zips, and I'll have the details on pricing fer yall. I'll email my mailing addy to you takers + runes folks, You send me checks, I write a big check to Uncle fer the blades, then etch, then post (FedEx, Insured) to you folks.

Keith
 
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Hi, All-- Here is the takers list:

Takers" - money in hand

1. pendentive + runes
2. Ferrous + runes
3. Sarge + runes
4. sweet + runes
5. raghorn + runes
6. beoram + runes
7. Robert of Yorkshire + A.S. runes
8. Pax-V
9. ruel + runes
10. spence

There are 8 takers for seax plus runes, AND I have heard from ALL of you.

Just heard from Ruel, who's working with me to flesh out the details.
Should have totals for all of you Taker's + Runes by Friday. I'll email you with the totals and my mailing address. Won't be long now!

Thanks!

Keith
 
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Here's all I got to say about it:D
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while we're posting pics...

...have a dekko at my new 'Beowulf trailer' (keep watching):
 
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I have that wallpaper on me screen as we speak, I like it that much.

BTW, all, I have price totals for those of you with runeses on yer seaxes. Email a-comin!

Keith
 
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Originally posted by Ferrous Wheel
I have that wallpaper on me screen as we speak, I like it that much.

BTW, all, I have price totals for those of you with runeses on yer seaxes. Email a-comin!

Keith

Ferrous - you have the animated version though? ;)
 
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I have emailed all on you Takers+Runes folks this eve with the totals for the etch, the blade, and the shipping and insurance. And also where to mail the checks. Once I receive all of the checks and they clear, I will write one big check to Uncle for the seaxes. When they come in, they coem my way, I etch them, then send to youse guys.

Uncle, Pen, keep us posted on the progress. Last I heard wood model flew, so I assume that the kamis are all over it.

Keith
 
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