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Photos The Grimalkin Lives!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by FortyTwoBlades, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I may have a larger version produced in the future, but the handle is designed to nest in the hollow of the palm, and choking up on the blade in various ways is encouraged. The pinky is used in some grips as a stop for the hand, or the butt of the handle is nestled in the palm for point work with the index finger extended. It's a bit different than most short-handled neck knives. :)
     
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  2. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    886
    Mar 26, 2018
    Will we receive tracking for the order when it ships or will the knife just show up?
     
  3. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    You'll get an automated email with your tracking number when the shipping label is printed. It'll be coming from PayPal, so sometimes people's spam filters catch them by accident. We're dealing with a pretty significant queue right now, so I've barely even had time to keep up with things here. Back to work for me! :)
     
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  4. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    886
    Mar 26, 2018
    That's what I like to hear. :)
     
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  5. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    363
    Sep 25, 2016
    A set of custom scales and you can have any handle length you want. There is no reason the handle has to be the exact shape and size of the existing tang.

    O.B.
     
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  6. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    But, but, but then it wouldn’t be a FULL TANG knife.
     
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  7. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    363
    Sep 25, 2016
    :D:D
     
  8. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    886
    Mar 26, 2018
    Looks like mine will be here on Monday. :D
     
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  9. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    363
    Sep 25, 2016
    Here is my version with a four finger grip. I used Black Locust for the scales, and black Walnut for the spacer and pins. I'll give it a few days for the epoxy to fully cure, then I'll put a finish on it. The colors of the wood should pop quite a bit better then

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    O.B.
     
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  10. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Very nice! Can't wait to see how it looks when finished!
     
  11. JohnWE

    JohnWE Basic Member Basic Member

    723
    Dec 7, 2013
    Mine arrived safe and sound. Great little knife! And thanks for the bonus.

    Planning on adding some nice wooden scales to it once I get my workshop out of boxes.

    Thanks again.
     
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  12. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    363
    Sep 25, 2016
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    Here it is with three coats of clear gloss polycrylic finish. @ FortyTwoBlades, you did a great job designing this blade. I really like how it feals in my hand.

    O.B.
     
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  13. katanas

    katanas

    Jan 6, 2012
    Why is it afraid of your hand? :confused: ;)
     
  14. kwackster

    kwackster

    Dec 23, 2005
    That Grimalkin looks somewhat like the skeletonized lovechild of a Marble's Woodcraft (the general blade shape) & a Dall Deweese knife (the short handle concept), with a bit of extra ergonomics thrown in for good measure.

    I would probably hand reground the blade into a full convex zero edge with a Kephart mod, file the swedge to a nice scraper, and put on some natural or green canvas Micarta handles.
    Just thinking out loud of course :)
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 12:28 PM
  15. Hairy Clipper

    Hairy Clipper Basic Member Basic Member

    12
    Feb 28, 2009
    Reading this thread forced me to order one a couple of days ago! I am now eagerly looking for the tracking number and the excitement package delivery brings to old men.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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  16. USMCPOP

    USMCPOP

    468
    Jan 6, 2016
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