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Shark knife

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Charles Borges de Lima, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:52 PM.

  1. Charles Borges de Lima

    Charles Borges de Lima

    9
    Jun 30, 2018
    Knife characteristics:

    * Steel: circular saw blade.
    * Geometry: partially flat.
    * Type: fishing knife
    * Overall length: 26 cm (10.2 in)
    * Length of blade: 10 cm (4 in)
    * Maximum width: 6 cm (2.4 in)
    * Maximum thickness: 2 mm (0.78 in)
    * Weight: 156 gr (0.34 lb)
    * Handle: guajuvira (Brazilian wood), pins in brass, tung oil finish and beeswax.
    * Sheath: hand-sewn, treated with carnaúba wax and beeswax.

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    I will appreciate any comments.

    Thanks a lot.
     
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  2. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    Do the tail and fins have any functional purpose? I feel a more subtle fins and a tail incorporated into the handle might be more appealing if those have no functional design.
     
  3. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Walter Barrios, is that you?


    Animal knives should be less like this:
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    And more like this:
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    Just my opinion.
     
  4. Charles Borges de Lima

    Charles Borges de Lima

    9
    Jun 30, 2018
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  5. Charles Borges de Lima

    Charles Borges de Lima

    9
    Jun 30, 2018
    I thought of design as close to a shark as possible and functional at the same time. The tail may be used to tie a rope to the wrist, I did not put the handle there because I thought it would be damaged and that part could be used to some stroke, the pectoral fin is for small strokes and work as half guard, the dorsal fin allows supporting the thumb. Thanks for the note.
     
  6. Charles Borges de Lima

    Charles Borges de Lima

    9
    Jun 30, 2018
    Thanks for the note. I share the same opinion. Sorry, my name is Charles.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 4:23 PM
  7. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I bring up the tail and fins as from a comfort view sharp points outside of the actual knife point are typically not something I would prefer.
     
  8. Charles Borges de Lima

    Charles Borges de Lima

    9
    Jun 30, 2018
    You are right, I thought about that, the tail has curved shapes to do not touch your arm, without sharped points. To get hurt you will need to fall over the knife. But the design is under test to see if it really will work.
     
  9. Knicked Digits

    Knicked Digits

    123
    Dec 24, 2016
    I think it’s a nice “outside the box” design that’s not overly showy and looks to have functionality. I would get one of these for my kids when they’re old enough.

    Overall I approve!
     
  10. Charles Borges de Lima

    Charles Borges de Lima

    9
    Jun 30, 2018
    Thanks I lot, I hope you have fun with it.
     

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