Marchand Madness

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Lorien, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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    more pictures and stuff coming...
     
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  2. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Oh, that ain't right. Tease.
     
  3. bigfish

    bigfish Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 13, 2004
    Ok, we waited long enough.
     
  4. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Great maker

    anxious to see more
     
  5. Stump Buster

    Stump Buster Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Are we there yet?
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    in this age of instant gratification, I think it's important to draw things out from time to time. What's the rush? Life is to be enjoyed :)

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  7. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    Lorien, You are being a very bad boy. :D
     
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I've seen video of the whole thing, and it is glorious:D
     
  9. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    would you expect anything less of me? :)
     
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  10. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I'm only liking posts with pictures in them. *pout*
     
  11. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    Whip it out!!
     
  12. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Much more of a very similar looking piece was posted in another thread a day or two ago. Snooping through his posting history could be rewarding...
     
  13. RogerP

    RogerP

    Feb 28, 2002
    This is going to be good.
     
  14. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    So, this knife is something that I designed to be as compact as possible but capable of delivering powerful cuts and chops in a forest setting. Particularly with trail building, which I do both professionally and on my own time for my own sanity.

    The khukuri form lends itself to this goal, so that's the shape this knife took. No need to recreate the wheel here, but it should be noted that only my experience using different khukuris informed the design, I didn't, (and don't) take tracings of knives and then put my spin on it.

    I start with a blank sheet of paper and then erase as many lines as it takes to settle on the shape and form that I want. While the end result looks simple, the pursuit of it is pretty painstaking.

    My favourite work is to design knives to the aesthetic or style of whomever I'm working with. Those of you familiar with Rick Marchand's work will hopefully recognize his style in the drawing below.

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    I came up with this design shortly after receiving a very special knife from Rick, called PIG, (thread can be found here, broken photo links and all). We lovingly refer to this knife as Pulled Pork, because we are silly bastards
     
  15. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    Good morning and happy Monday to you!

    I took my little piggy out for a walk a couple of days ago, and put it to some light use

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    As you might expect, it works well. The sheath in particular is excellent, easy to use one handed but super secure. It's quite low profile and doesn't add more material than necessary and carries high enough to stay inconspicuous for when I run into 'normal people'.
     
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  16. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Very nice @Lorien! In your design I can see where you plan the balance point and also some parameters that presumably describe the distal taper.
    How accurately, and to what extent do you worry about placing the balance point, given the added complexity of having in addition to distal taper, strongly varying width, and bevels to consider?
     
  17. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Great looking !!!
     
  18. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    love the sheath too :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment

    Jan 12, 2005
    No one, but no one, does it the way Rick does it. Every detail NAILED.
     
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  20. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    pretty sharp...
     
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