THE Hollow Handle Knife Thread

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Sam Wilson, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Hey guys, here is a little project I have been working on. In brief, the concept is to use a factory made Polar puukko blade blank and attach one of my hollow handles to it, and make a simple pouch sheath for it.

    It is a very basic take on the "mid-tech" concept, which will allow me to get more knives out to people at a price point that will encourage them to use it, speed up production for me, give people a chance to examine/use my products, and try out some fun concepts.

    Here is a pic of the current version, 2.0. It has a slimmed down handle over the original prototype, and this one has a matching hollow handle firesteel (optional). So I am just looking for feedback on what you think about it. Feel free to speak up.

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    Sam :thumbsup:
     
  2. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    An SSII Kodiak recently completed. I'll have more pics up soon.

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    Sam :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    That looks just about perfect.
     
  4. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Thanks, Mack! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Sam
     
  5. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Here are some more.

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    Sam :thumbsup:
     
  6. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003



    What’s the leather piece with the green cord attached?
     
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  7. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    And here is video explaining the design concept and features on the SAFE System II Kodiak.



    Sam :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    That's a compass in a protective leather pouch. It's all explained in his video, the reasons why and such. I think you'll like it if you watch it.
     
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  9. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
    I am not really into the whole hollow handle knife thing but damit if you're not wearing me down. Nice looking work.
     
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  10. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Thank you, much appreciated. I'll get you, sooner or later. The hits are gonna keep on coming...:D:thumbsup:

    Sam :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Armorerroy

    Armorerroy

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    Oct 6, 2018
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    Knife number one was purchased by me in 1985 when I was 15. The knife is a Fury brand made in Japan. I have some very fond memories running through the woods of north east Maryland using the knife for everything a young boy could think to do with a big knife. Sometime in the 1990s I loaned the knife to a friend who somehow broke it at the handle. I was able to have the knife repaired by a good welder who probably made it stronger than when it was new. Feeling sentimental a few years ago I refinished the knife coyote tan and replaced the rotted factory sheath with a custom one by Savage Sheaths. While I would not hesitate to use the knife for anything reasonable the knife rests safe on a shelf in my office today.


    Knife number two a Schrade SCHF-1 hollow handle survival knife in a custom Savage sheath. This knife is my go to big survival knife. Sometimes you just need a big knife.

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  12. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    What in the world was your friend doing to break a knife like that? Were it my knife, I would have been sorely tempted to use the handle to impress upon him the importance of caring for other's tools.:)

    Sam:thumbsup:
     
  13. Armorerroy

    Armorerroy

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    Oct 6, 2018
    I can only assume he pried something with it. Lesson learned; don't loan shit out.
     
  14. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Lol, yep been there.
     
  15. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009
    These aint your Grampa's "Rambo" Knife
     
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  16. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Here is a quick vid to see the M7 sawback in action. As stated many times in the past, these are not a practical wood processing tool for large scale use. It would require a mammoth expenditure of energy for that application.

    But this demonstrates that the sawteeth do work and are highly effective for creating notches (for trap parts and other contraptions), and produce excellent tinder dust for firestarting.



    Sam :thumbsup:
     
  17. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Lol, good point Mark!
     
  18. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Here are a couple quick pics of the redesigned M7. Very pleased with how this came out. I will add some more soon.

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  19. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    And here are the rest of the Glamour Shots, minus the hair spray and a trip to the mall.

    This one came equipped with the redesigned M.O.A. System (Make it Out Alive), featuring the heavy duty pouch and tin on the sheath, stainless steel plated aluminum buttcap, and stainless steel PSK knife fitted behind the pouch.

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    Thank you!
    Sam :thumbsup:
     
  20. harm

    harm

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    Nov 13, 2005
    this thread is pretty cool.
    spectacular knives Sam
     

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