K-BIT Design Thread - input welcome!

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    This is a continuation of this thread:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689170



    Here's the latest drawing:

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    I went ahead and decided to put in some hook into the blade. I figured out how to grind it and should work for me and my tooling.


    The one nice thing about this design is that the handle is symmetrical. It will feel the same whether in forward or reverse grip.

    The intention for this design is to bring some utility into a traditional karambit design. So, there is a swedge behind the tip to strengthen it. There is a slight guard as well as some jimping to feel more like a regular knife.
     

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  2. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Oooh, this is more like what I was wanting when you started the other thread. I would be in for one of these as it is here. Me likey.
     
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  3. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Should I do a passaround on this one?

    Dan
     
  4. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I doubt you're going to get any "no's" to that question. I say absolutely.
     
  5. Abaniko

    Abaniko

    994
    Jun 2, 2006
    Bueno :thumbup:

    Hellz yes :cool:
     
  6. SirIsaacNewton

    SirIsaacNewton

    127
    May 23, 2010
    Awesome design... I would be down to check it out.
     
  7. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    What thickness on the steel?


    Hollow grind or flat grind?

    I'm thinking hollow.....with 3/16" thick steel. Stout but still somewhat lightweight.

    Dan
     
  8. echo-7

    echo-7

    914
    Aug 1, 2003
    Did this die? Mike
     
  9. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I needed a way to be able to cut the ring *exactly* like I want it. Fortunately, I've found a way.

    If you guys are interested, I'll get a prototype cut out and we'll set up a passaround.

    Sound good?

    Dan
     
  10. echo-7

    echo-7

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    Aug 1, 2003
    I am...
     
  11. nate1714

    nate1714

    Apr 16, 2005
    First I would say YES I want to be part of this passaround!
    Second let me say Flat grind. Should prove a bit more reseliant.

    I also initially fell like the two points on the back of the blade would cause some issues in a sheath. If one rounds them a bit more then might be able to have a kydex sheath and not have issues with drawing. But there is no way to tell till its done.

    What steel you planning on using? Size over all? Oh man am I excited!
     
  12. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    all suggestions are welcome - let's hear 'em!

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  13. echo-7

    echo-7

    914
    Aug 1, 2003

    I agree.........You could just leave the material above the two points in place, and have a smooth curve?
     
  14. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  15. nate1714

    nate1714

    Apr 16, 2005
    For handle material something like Micarta would be nice.
     
  16. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Ideally I'd like a fully 3D-modeled grooved handle. Hey, I can dream can't I?!?

    :D


    Dan
     
  17. Cotherion

    Cotherion

    Aug 7, 2007
    Hollow grind seems nice, flat grind for the swedge of course.

    The curved portion, do you guys think it's better sharpened? Cause when using my karambits the backswing is really important aspect to me. The curve will help to somewhat cut better.
     
  18. viva la

    viva la

    Jan 13, 2010
    ok, I want one!
     
  19. viva la

    viva la

    Jan 13, 2010
    nevermind, i have 2 hands...so give me two!
     
  20. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Still hoping for this!
     

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