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Skeleton knives.....

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by 1st Tsekh, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    I made two knives to order but the clients took off the pads and used the knives without them. The pads you can screw by coint.
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  2. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    the chamfered edges do not injure the hand. this knife can be taken in different ways and your hand should not feel the sharp edge
     
  3. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    The knife in question which you included in the quote a few posts back (the Eickhorn GEK EDC) has scales, which are chamfered.

    The metal of the knife itself cant be chamfered, as the scales then wouldnt be flush.
     
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Mine too. I try not to get too precise with these things as there are always exceptions to a quick response it seems.
     
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  5. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Me either. If the tang has holes in it...it is skeletonized.
     
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  6. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Holes designed to reduce the weigh not attach the handles... ;) That would be skeletonized. I know someone is going to bring up reduced tang knives and the tang usually doesn't have holes drilled in them.
     
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  7. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Agreed. In fact seeing the knives posted above, I might NOT say they were skeletonized until I saw them with the scales off.

    (Still working on that bottom one...its balanced like a chopper but with a 4 inch blade. o_O)
     
  8. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    I tried to answer the question : This knife (on the photo) skeletonized or not?
    this knife is not skeletonized knife because the edges of the handle and holes are not milled\cut\polish...
    and if you use it, the sharp edges will cut the palm of your hand.
    but if you did this you can't fix the scales on the handle because the dirt will fall between the scales and the cut edge.
    so I think that this knife is very good knife but not skeletonized knife.
    the main advantages of a skeletonized knife is hygiene, light weight and low thickness. this knife is neither one nor the other.
     
  9. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Okay, we are not on the same page in regards to what constitutes a skeletonized knife.
    To me, the Eickhorn is a skeletonized knife.
    What makes it skeletonized, is the fact, that it has the holes in the handle (its sort of inherent in the word 'skeletonized'), not wheter these holes are chamfered or not.
    Dont know where you get this from.

    Not sure, why you deem it a condition, that the metal of the handle should be chamfered, when it has scales!?
     
  10. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    F895BFBF-B8B5-4CBA-8B3A-5FC1EED6A4CC.jpeg You can skeletonize a handle by 3-D printing it. This Titanium handle has 4 layers, but it is one piece of metal.
     
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  11. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Horosho tovarisch.

    A skeletonized knife can mean more than one thing. It usually means what you are thinking of.

    As in: A knife with no scales. (Pads as you called them)

    But skeletonized actually means several different types of knives. To be exact a skeletonized knife is one where “meat” has been taken off the handle leaving only the “skeleton” left. Sometimes one can put scales ontop of it after.

    Here is a skeletonized folding knife.
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  12. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    His first language is Russian so he isn’t fully understanding the nuance of the term “skeletonized”.

    He’s saying your knife isn’t “skeletonized” because it still has a wide handle grip, but it is only due to his misunderstanding.

    He’s looking for a term to describe “flat” skeletonized knives specifically.
     
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  13. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    No. If it has holes in the handle like that it is a skeletonized handle. It doesn't matter how the holes are finished. Many just drill holes into the tang to lighten it. That is skeletonized.

    Sorry.
     
  14. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    Yes! I didn't quite understand. I thought the knives I make have a name of their own.
     
  15. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    The best name for them is still Skeletonized knives. Most people will think of your type of knife when they hear that.
     
  16. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    No, there are holes or not-this is not the main feature of the skeletonized knife. I was talking about the holes on the knife that's in the picture.
     
  17. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    Thank for all you. I go to learn English :):):):):):):)
     
  18. 1st Tsekh

    1st Tsekh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jan 21, 2017
    By the way... I just finished the gift knife for the FSB, and I don't think it can be called skeletonized knife. I think that is a usual fixed blade.
     

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  19. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    I got that.

    Not sure about what is meant.

     
  20. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    He’s looking for a specific term to describe knives exactly like the izula 1 or the spartan enyo. He misunderstood that skeletonized knives only specifically described knives built like that.

    There is no term specific enough for those types of knives that it refers only to those types I believe.

    Maybe it’s time someone made one up? Flat skeletonized knives? Bone thin knives? Anorexic knives?
     

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