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Tapered tang fighter

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by john april, May 27, 2019.

  1. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    just finished this today, memorial day. the 1084 blade is just under 5 inches long. the entire knife is done in a hand pulled 1000 grit finish. my idea was to make a military/tactical styled knife with no guard. tapered tang, green canvas, thin red g10 liners. the clip is sharp. leather sheath. thanks for taking a look ! john
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  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    That’s a great design!!! My favorite colors, too!!!! :cool:
     
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  3. navman

    navman Gold Member Gold Member

    648
    Mar 4, 2013
    That's sleek! Very nice.
     
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  4. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    744
    May 3, 2005
    Very nice.
     
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  5. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I like that a lot
     
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  6. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Very nice, both knife and sheath.
     
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  7. ArchVV

    ArchVV

    Sep 8, 2015
    Very cool design!
     
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  8. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Looks great, very nicely done
     
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  9. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    Cool design almost looks futuristic
     
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  10. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    thanks guys !
     
  11. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Looks awesome, bud! The thumb ramps actually make the whole knife for me. Something about them seems to balance the entire design. Nice!
     
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  12. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    Very imaginative John - well done. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Templehound

    Templehound

    38
    Apr 22, 2019
    So clean and defined on every spot....thats world class!:)
     
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  14. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    I come back to look at the finish and those plunge-grinds....:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Very clean! Nicely done, John. Mike
     
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  16. KCGGBC

    KCGGBC KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    304
    Aug 14, 2012
    Fantastic design and execution!

    Really top notch.
     
  17. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Very nice clean work......Really like it !!!
     
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