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RyanW Knives' 2015 GAW Knife design

Discussion in 'Ryan W. Knives' started by Lorien, Jan 13, 2015.

which type, generally speaking?

Poll closed Dec 29, 2015.
  1. Neck, around 5" OA

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  2. EDC, around 7" OA

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  3. Bushcraft, around 9" OA

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  4. Hunter, around 9" OA

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  5. Boot, around 8" OA

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  6. Camp, around 12" OA

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  7. Chopper, around 15" OA

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  8. Machete, around 23" OA

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  9. Short Fighter, around 10" OA

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  10. Long Fighter, around 12" OA

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  11. Other (please describe in your post)

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  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Hello folks!

    Well, the time has come to start dreaming up a pattern for this year's Giveaway Knife.

    Please post your thoughts on what kind of knife you'd like to see, and/or participate in the poll.

    Ryan's 2014 GAW knife turned out to be a solid piece of work that appears to have legs!

    Let's make 2015's knife even better!


    This year's knife will be a fixed blade with hidden tang, (to help Ryan prepare for his ABS JS testing...)


    Some aspects I'd like to hear your thoughts on;
    -steel choice and finish
    -thickness, weight, other dimensions
    -handle material suggestions
    -sheath ideas
    -mention your favourite designs, too. We'll take cues from that as well


    When the time comes, I'll create a blueprint for the pattern, (for Ryan) and a conceptual design, (for you)
    Have a great year, people!
    :):thumbup:
     
  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    camp knife -- slightly dropped point Leuku out of 5/32" elmax, high saber flat grind with satin finish.
    6-7" blade, 4.75" tapered hexagon handle with Mokume-gane bolster and butt-plate.
    handle of African blackwood
     
  3. Blades&Bullets

    Blades&Bullets

    576
    Oct 28, 2013
    Man, it is hard to narrow it down to just one design you would like to see made.


    15" Chopper
    High - Sabre or Convex Grind
    .25" wide
    Preferably a more stain resistant steel
    Shallow clip or maybe a aggressive 'spey' type tip
    Spalted Maple or Curly Walnut Handle

    I really like the designs I've seen recently by Mr. Steingass. They are really sturdy, but beautiful knives.

    Good luck to Ryan as he prepares for his test!!!:thumbup:
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    thanks for your detailed posts! The more, the merrier:)
     
  5. RyanW

    RyanW Moderator Moderator

    Jul 17, 2009
    This is great!! Making me a little nervous... keep the suggestions coming, I always love seeing what Lorien comes up with in the end based on all the suggestions.
    ... Ryan
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    things are looking good for a fixed blade edc!
     
  7. Totally Judy

    Totally Judy

    Dec 3, 2000
    Well, I don't know nothing about knife types. All I know is that I like pink, or purple, or pink/purple handles. And I like a knife that Ryan Weeks makes. I'm looking forward to the 2015 Ryan W. Knives Giveaway Knife design.

    TJ
     
  8. protourist

    protourist Laissez les bons temps rouler! Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I voted short fighter. Knowing your work, I know it will be amazing.
     
  9. RyanW

    RyanW Moderator Moderator

    Jul 17, 2009
    Thanks everyone for voting

    I personally would love to see what Lorien comes up with in a Short Fighter, thanks Mack
     
  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    short fighter/EDC it is!


    I'm announcing a sudden and unexpected twist; I WILL MAKE THE SHEATH! It won't be fancy, but it will be functional and last as long as you. Maybe longer.
     
  11. protourist

    protourist Laissez les bons temps rouler! Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I can't wait to see this. The design will be cool and we all know that the execution will be incredible.:thumbup:
     
  12. RyanW

    RyanW Moderator Moderator

    Jul 17, 2009
    Now I am excited!! Thanks Lorien!
     
  13. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    the pattern is finished. I'll scan it and send on over to brother Ryan next week!
    I think you'll like it :)
     
  14. C'mon man, I'm holding my breath! :D
     
  15. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    don't hold yer breath!
    there likely won't be much to see til Ryan starts posting in-progress shots...
     

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