The (non)Official SDFK Thread

Nathan the Machinist

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Most of these were done as the basic series for amazon, but we did some in our signature series too. Those got the skeletonized tang we're known for.

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Stock thickness is a full .250". This one is going to be pretty stout.
 
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Nathan the Machinist

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Nathan, any other differences on the signature line? How does it affect the balance?

It's a tip heavy knife, there's no way around that. The HDFK is supremely well balanced, the SDFK is going to be a little less neutral in the hand. I left the butt solid on the signature series so the effect on balance from skeletonizing is pretty minimal, it's mostly just weight reduction, but I may swedge those to remove weight from the tip once I have some finished and can see what I think. The blade shape itself isn't inherently tip heavy but the blade is almost 7" and it's 1/4" stock. But it won't feel like a turd in the hand, I wouldn't do that.

This is a great example of a knife that would not be improved with a tapered tang. You sometimes see people put that feature on everything...

These are still a ways off. The K18 and production for our special customer for the UF has pushed the SDFK back a bit. I won't be beveling these for a little while still.
 
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