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Latest Short Sword!

Discussion in 'Mitchell Custom Knives' started by Mitchell Knives, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    One of my favorite blades to make has always been short swords!

    Despite the great difficultly inherent in making these, they are still a lot of fun to make.

    This is my most recent short sword design (I have yet to come up with a name), and is part of a 3 piece set commissioned by a client.

    This particular model was designed to serve as both a tool and a defensive tool if necessary.

    The blade is tip heavy, making it a very good chopper while still possessing a lot of piercing ability.

    The handle is skeletonized, and the blade is very lively in the hand relative to the size.

    Overall, I'm extremely pleased with how this came out.

    Now to make more!

    Thanks for looking! :D

    - Precision Ground A2
    - 58 - 59 HRC
    - .25" Stock
    - Fine Hand Rubbed Satin Finish
    - Double Hollow Grind Utilizing a 14" Contact Wheel
    - Textured G10 Handles, Secured with Screws and Epoxy
    - 23.75" OAL, Cutting Edge of 15.5"







    coldsteelburns and SpySmasher like this.
  2. greghvac


    Jan 20, 2014
    bad ass, i need one.
  3. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
  4. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Where is this...

    You should mock one up but with another 2in in blade length, 1in in handle, and make the tip more of a Japansese tip with some strength behind the edge...

    I think the pointy one is kickass, and I think one as I sort of described above would be more useful and as kickass :)

    I'm going to make a fund for a sword like this from you..

  5. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000

    This was part of a 3 piece set of short swords commissioned by an active member of the armed forces.

    It was kind of hard to let this one go. The balance was awesome for the size and the whole package came out great.

    This one is a capable tool, but he wanted more of a weapon feel; hence the acute tip.

    I'd be happy to make another one whenever you are ready!

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