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Discussion in 'Ban Tang's "Stupid Sharp Knives"' started by Ban, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. norcalblacktail

    norcalblacktail

    Jan 17, 2008
    And a paring knife.
     
  2. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    How about a BT3.5 semi-skinner with deep hollow to convex grind in M390?
    Deer hunting would never be the same again!
     
  3. norcalblacktail

    norcalblacktail

    Jan 17, 2008
    Now thats what I am talking about.
     
  4. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    norcal, thanks for the boost! Maybe he'll make two. ;) :thumbup:
     
  5. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    The Comp Chopper!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    660
    Jul 28, 2010
    BT3.5 semi-skinner with deep hollow to convex grind in v10:thumbup:
     
  7. norcalblacktail

    norcalblacktail

    Jan 17, 2008

    Ill design one tonight and get it posted later because i want the exact same thing.
     
  8. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    660
    Jul 28, 2010
    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  9. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    660
    Jul 28, 2010
    BT3.5 semi-skinner with deep hollow to convex grind in v10
     
  10. Arakiel

    Arakiel

    738
    Jun 14, 2010
    Just off the top of my head...BT4 in DC-53, fully contoured slabs, jimped with crisp edged section on spine ahead of the jimping for a firesteel. I want one each of a flat, hollow and convex. Too many handle materials to mention. Favorites are tortoise shell, satin linen micarta, blasted carbon fiber, moonglow, and some hardwoods like spalted maple and ironwood. Mosaic pins. I would dress them in kydex over a leather liner, horizontal carry. Matching firesteel.
     
  11. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    I want to refine my wish list :D

    Pikal (steel)
    BT4.5 (no choil) in flat to convex edge, scalloped and black on orange, or all black, micarta scales (haven't quite decided on fat or normal handle, and what steel)
    Carbidized Ti 8" Chef's or Santoku, micarta scales
    Carbidized Ti Paring, micarta scales
    Carbidized Ti drop-point necker w/ CF scales in thin convex or flat->convex
    One nasty pure combat knife (5-8"), this one for bedside duty
    Short sword
    Chopper
    I'll be needing a skinner and bird&trout sometime down the line as well... :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011
  12. gomle

    gomle

    804
    May 28, 2010
    Lightweight camp chopper. 11-12 inch.
    Santoku laser with g-10
    BT3 pure skinner
    Sturdy but flexible stainless fillet knife.

    :)
     
  13. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    just in case you didnt know:

    BT4 recurve
    kitchen slicer santuko
    pikal or narwarl (whatever that name is... gah)
    tigress....
    and a pocket bowie.

    and something totally dif./new/mysterious.

    all in micarta...
     
  14. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    A 3.4 chisel grind with a skeleton handle. :)
     
  15. D86PQ

    D86PQ KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    660
    Jul 28, 2010
    BT3.5 semi-skinner with deep hollow to convex grind in v10:thumbup:
     
  16. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hi Ban,

    I've been enjoying your site. Any interest in your mind, out there on the horizon, for making a 12"+ blade, broad-blade (maybe 2" wide) machete-like chopper under 3/16" thick?

    What would be the ideal steel for that kind of knife, in your mind?

    Love the Tigress, but at .20" thick it's more than I need. I really like the handle design on the Tigress for controlling full-power swings, though--you can really see the payoff in your videos.

    Thanks!
    Will
     
  17. norcalblacktail

    norcalblacktail

    Jan 17, 2008
    Will,

    I think 3V or M4 would be a good choice. Lets see what Ban thinks. Id be interested in something like that too.
     
  18. squishware

    squishware

    Jun 8, 2009
    I'd guess S7
     
  19. Ban

    Ban Moderator Moderator

    Oct 14, 1998
    I have toyed with the idea of a longer machete like chopper with thinner stock and high quality steel. I think that either 3V, A2, or even S7 would fill that role pretty well. M4 would also work but it would increase the cost significantly. I am still very partial to the Tigress because it has the speed of the machete while being easier to control. On top of that it is a very formidable chopper. In a recent test it actually chopped a bit better than the thicker and stouter competition chopper.
     
  20. Will York

    Will York Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Thanks, Ban. I can see how the forward part of the Tigress blade has been lightened quite a bit with your grinds, so it makes sense that it would be very quick. If you need a solid order for an M4 machete to make it worth your while, I'm your man. :D
     

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