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Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, May 18, 2018.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I know a lot of people here carry a firearm, but is there any interest in small personal protection knives?
    I'm thinking something around 5 1/2" overall with a 2 1/2" blade. Kind of a 3 finger grip weapon retention blade. Thin micarta handles with a deep index finger cutout.
    Any thoughts or interest?
     
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  2. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Dec 16, 2011
    I'd probably be interested, and would love to see the design and get an idea of it. Also have you ever thought about doing a Kwaiken style knife? maybe about the size of the Element 01 hunter or a lil smaller/bigger.
     
  3. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    Give it a workable cutting edge and yes.
     
  4. outdoorsfan

    outdoorsfan

    Sep 30, 2009
    Only if it's a tanto :D
     
  5. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Idk how popular it would be, but I think hawkbills are great for a personal protection, short bladed knife. Double edged would be twice as nice.
     
  6. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Post a picture of a kwaiken knife, I'm not sure what they look like.
     
  7. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Dec 16, 2011
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    Here's two I pulled from a google search. it's pretty much just a straight backed fixed blade or some have a slight up sweep in the tip. These are both true to the Japanese origins of the blade, but I think one with some simple micarta handles and maybe with a spot for your index finger would be a nice twist on the blade for a backup protection blade.
     
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  8. Rob Babcock

    Rob Babcock Basic Member Basic Member

    621
    Jul 16, 2007
    I really don't have any knife combative training, I'd be as likely to stab myself!;)
     
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  9. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I like the top one.
     
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  10. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    402
    Dec 16, 2011
    I have a design iv been working on that I want done. I may send it to you after the special run knife to get it made.
     
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  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I always like customer designs!
     
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