Recommend me a custom maker to produce my dream fighting knife

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by rudukai13, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. rudukai13

    rudukai13

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    Jun 23, 2017
    I do like Mr Jordan's personal style! Does anyone know if he has any experience making karambits or any other ring-handled blades?
     
  2. SavEdgeSurvive

    SavEdgeSurvive Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018

    No i didnt mean that at all. I really didnt mean that towards you. I didnt read your comment until after. I'm in no way saying degloving is not a real thing...nor saying it is not possible, I was just saying there are reasons for it, and it's not only because of the ring on the karambit, theres a lot more injuries or degloving from rings that dont have anything to with a karambit ring. I'm not going to be fixing my car, or rock climbing with my karambit deployed. Which are some reasons people get hurt like that. A lot is due to wedding rings and doing activities you should not be doing while wearing. Not saying to disregard because it can happen, and if it does happen because of the ring on your blade there is a good chance that it is because you were either holding it wrong or the ring was an improper sized ring .
     
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  3. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Keep lots of room in the rings for when you’re in an escalating fight and just punched your knuckle in on some dude’s jaw. Your fingers may be swelling if it is a real fight.

    Also loose rings are less likely to deglove. Just don’t use it on someone ever and none of that will be an issue anyway.
     
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  4. SavEdgeSurvive

    SavEdgeSurvive Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    Exa

    Exactly. All I was trying to say. Loose, not to loose. Definitely not tight either . Even if you look at brass knuckles, which the ring on a karambit can be used like (knuckle dusting) they are not tight on your finger. They have some space.
     
  5. SavEdgeSurvive

    SavEdgeSurvive Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    I dont know if he has or not. He is pretty easy to contact by email. He seems the type to be up for a challenge if he never has, but I bet with his experience he could do it.
     
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  6. rudukai13

    rudukai13

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    Jun 23, 2017
    I've sent an email to Andrew Jordan, will see what he thinks.

    I do have a significant collection of karambits and know that a 1" finger ring inner diameter is just about the perfect size for my hands. Not too tight, not too loose, but easy to "ditch" and get my finger out of if the need arises
     
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  7. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Honestly this knife is cool but too big to be practical. Save some money and just get an Socp dagger reground to where it can cut. If you’re walking into situations where you need a knife like this that sounds like a bad strategy.

    A little life planning will go alot longer than a huge knife when it comes to protecting you.
     
  8. SavEdgeSurvive

    SavEdgeSurvive Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    Hope it works out for ya. Be cool if he said yes. Seeing what he does with steel in that design would be pretty awesome.
     
  9. SavEdgeSurvive

    SavEdgeSurvive Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    Yeah a little smaller package wouldnt be to bad of an idea either. Just constructive criticism. The karambit I usually carry has an OAL of 7 inches. Blade is 3" with the cutting edge of 2.5
     
  10. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    Okay, got ya. No problemo and no harm no foul:thumbsup:
    As for the rest of your post; yes, the article in the link agrees with several of your points.
    I must admit, that I became less keen on a ring knife after learning of the issue of 'degloving' a while ago. Then again, I only ever wanted a ring knife for the ease of extracting the knife from a pocket or belt sheath (and then using it for mundane tasks - not with SD in mind).

    On top of that, there are the legalities of a ring knife. Even though I wouldnt want one to use for the purpose of SD, the ring might not fly in all jurisdictions.
     
  11. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Once rings start showing up on knives many people recognize that as a dedicated fighting knife and even though there is some acceptance for carrying guns particularly concealed in the states most people in your life won’t appreciate you carrying a dedicated fighting knife around.

    Just being honest. It is a badass thing to do and there are other crazies like me who would be like “awesome let me see it!”
     
  12. rudukai13

    rudukai13

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    Jun 23, 2017
    I have many, many other more practical knives (karambits included) for EDC. This is just more of an endeavor in seeing my idea brought to life. Of course it's not practical for carrying around daily, that's not the point or the intended purpose.

    I'm sure many people on these forums have a number of knives that aren't at all practical or ever carried, but because they admire the design/maker/purpose of the knife
     
  13. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    As I mentioned, I dont want to carry a ring knife for SD.
    Im not keen on getting a ring knife but when I contemplated one, it was for mundane tasks and ease of extraction from a sheath.
    Also for hunting, it sort of made sense to be able to still have the knife momentarily hanging from a finger whilst dealing with some non-knife related issue when skinning.
    But as others have pointed out, that might be inviting problems.
    Both the degloving issue and the legalities of it made me rethink getting a ring knife
     
  14. rudukai13

    rudukai13

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    Jun 23, 2017
    Also, once this design gets made, I very well may design a companion blade in a similar style that is smaller and more practical for EDC.

    This particular one is specifically intended, as I've heard another collector on another forum term them, as "a Big F***ing Knife for the purpose of being a BFK" ;)
     
  15. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    As long as its all in good fun then why not have the sickest blade? Isn’t that why we are all here?
     
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  16. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    It’s no issue just get a big enough ring.

    Or maybe just attatch a wrist lanyard so the knife can hang without having to put it down in the dirt.
     
  17. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Unfortunately, no. :( He passed away back in the middle of January. There were banner announcements about it for several weeks. One of the threads: RIP Charlie Mike
     
  18. rudukai13

    rudukai13

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    Jun 23, 2017
    My condolences :( It sounds like he was a much appreciated and liked contributing member to the community, I wish I could've been here sooner to enjoy his presence myself
     
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