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Let's talk Bowies, Fighters, Frame handles, Coffins..

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. ...I'm a Putz

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  5. ... 'foot' and 'boot' don't rhyme

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  1. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    "Better pick that knife up, cause Son, you gonna need it"


    Let's talk Frame handles, Hidden tangs, Bowies, Fighters, Coffin handles, the knives that fall under the 'Dreamy' category.

    What details do you like to see in those types of knives? From designs to materials, anything and everything, goods and bads.
     
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  2. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Your a brave man, John!
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    Depending on handle material, always liked the small pins all the way around...
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  3. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I really like the look of thin double rows, especially on a frame handle. I stocked up on 1/16 & 3/32 bronze pinstock for things like that.
     
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  4. mgam

    mgam Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 10, 2011
    One thing I find interesting is a play on symmetry. For Bowies, I like the Hells Belle Bowie layout. For Fighters, I like the dagger blade with asymmetrical handle.

    In both cases, the blade and handle have opposing symmetries. Either asymmetrical blade with symmetrical handle or vice versa.
     
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  5. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    In reference to the "S-Guard" question...
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  6. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    (A quick preface: On Instagram I posted a shot of a sketched Coffin Handle Bowie with an asymmetrical 'S' Guard and asked if it was Blasphemic)

    That's interesting, maybe a single edge would benefit from a symmetrical handle so you could rotate it in your hand to orient your edge differently? I need to study some Bagwell's.


    Nice example of an S guard with a symmetrical handle, that's a lot of blade right there!
     
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  7. Methuselah

    Methuselah Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 7, 2015
    Indeed an eye-catching layout. I had to chase this one down..
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    I do believe in a full tang Bowie with a sharpened clip and a handle that does not spin in your hand.
    This W-49 also has a full convex grind and I can afford it....
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  8. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 9, 2002
    This should be an interesting thread. I like subhilts on fighter and bowies, your finish work looks great.
     
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  9. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Subhilts, now there's something I love but never considered making for some reason.
     
  10. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    ( Another quick preface) I didn't vote in order to keep my mind pure & civil for the ensuing discussion - though I laughed at the options I felt bad for others being asked to choose. But that's just me.

    To the subject - Here is one of my favorite knife handle styles which features: a lessismore guard, i.e. less is more, can be made of multiple materials than can be pinned (1 or 2) &/or epoxied - from leather to wood to synthetics to metal full tang, and functionally the handle can be grasped for the same secure hold, in any position.

    I didn't include the blade in the photo - a dagger - because I think, if you aren't hung up on classic designs, this handle can work with nearly any blade shape. I do like a swedge on a blade point. Pretty much don't care for S guards (they are rarely well proportioned) and can't imagine using a knife with a sub-hilt. My 2ยข.

    Ray

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  11. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Oh I like that Ray, I can see a nice little dagger there.

    I'm liking where this thread is going.
     
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  12. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Love me some clip points. :D :cool:
     
  13. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks for the replies gents. I look at this forum like a giant sounding board that's building what's becoming Redmeadow's style.

    This thread was also a litmus test for activity and interest.
     
  14. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    I'm sure you of have seen this one already Jared, but I'm kicking around the idea of making more like this and with some crowns as well. But I have a slow continuous flow of orders for hunting knives coming in, so it may be little while yet.

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  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    You know I'm interested! :D ;)

    That is so, SO nice Scott!!! :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  16. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That's beautiful Scott! what's the length on that blade? I've been drawing a 10" blade but keep going back and forth betqeen a Harpoon to Clip point.
     
  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    If memory serves, it was 9".

    Never mind the maker and being a production blade, but this beast with its deep swedged clip has quickly become one of my favorites. Just looks so good in my eyes. :cool:

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  18. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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  19. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Jared is correct 9" blade, those harpoon style blades are starting to grow on me bit, I keep telling myself I'm going to make one some day.
     
  20. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    9" is a machete to me. Beautiful big blades are compelling but utterly impractical in my world. Even 3/4 scale is a bit large. Oh well. :( Still, I like seeing them.

    Ray
     

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