Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
- Sep 6, 2014
Yeah, I could see in that case, that the tine could get hung up as you are working the blade. I will need to mock one up to enlighten me. My intuition is that the tine hanging down below the cutting edge line could create more issues - though ALL your examples suggest that I've got it wrong.
I don't know what kind of knife Bill Scagel's original idea for the brow tine handle was, but I think it lends itself better to a combat style knife more than anything thing else. My thought on Scagel style knives are I like crowns the best simply because I think they're the nicest looking, antler or stag rounds are the most comfortable to use. You can do more sheath wise with a stag round than you can with a stag crown. With a stag round you can use a pouch style sheath but not with a crown. The flared crowns tend to get caught and pulled on by brush, and sometimes out of the sheath, when you're out hunting. When I first started making knives I carried a small crown stag hunter in a pouch sheath all the time with me when I was out hunting and it was constantly getting tugged on by brush and vines, and I've had it get pulled out of the sheath and had back track to find it.