Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Smithy knife psychophant checking in.

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  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    :drif
  3. Phat

    Phat Banned

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    I thought it was me that was being accused of being a psychophant? Now everyone is claiming the glory.
  4. Phat

    Phat Banned

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    How many digits have you tried to severe? That knife would complete the job. Stand back. Stand waaaay back from that knife:evil
  5. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    Marbles?? I have my grandfather's Marbles but the handle needs to be redone. I wonder if the factory will do it??????
  6. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I've been a bad boy. I ordered one of these on sale yesterday. :shog

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  7. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Those always look upside down to me. As do all wharncliff blades.

    OK, knife people... talk me out of making knives for people for christmas...
  8. snofrog

    snofrog Been here awhile

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    this Christmas ? forget about it
  9. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    Nice.
  10. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    This looks like a great edc. What are the dimensions? I like a small, pocket fixed blade sometimes, but most of the ones I've tried have had lots of belly but not a fine enough point.
  11. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Anyone got a good recommendation on a budget ($25-$35) mid length (sub-bowie) fixed blade? Seems to be the one thing missing in my kit.
  12. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    K-bar short, :deal goes for about $50 , rock solid knife, and US made
  13. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    I've got big hands, so I'm not sure the truncated handle will work for me. Otherwise a contender.
  14. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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    Buck 119, around $44.
  15. George Papadopolis

    George Papadopolis between

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    Looks like it would fit just right, grip looks custom made to grasp, smooth and clean but perhaps just a bit of grease to keep the friction down!



































    The knife is pretty bad ass to!:lol3
  16. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Finally got a decent wax clone of my master carving, which I'll prep this week for casting in bronze:

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    Trying to replicate this for a customer (original Roman Parazonium, British Museum I think):

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    There are some style differences in the grip, I chose a more "feathered" motif, over the "leaves" of the original, but it evokes the original's feel without being a total forgery. Getting the wax clone has been the hardest part of this whole thing, vexing me for months now. 3rd silicone rubber mold finally worked well enough, with few enough flaws to either manage in the wax, or chalk up to historical imperfections being on par with my work. The quality of my injection wax is not where I'd like it, so I need to research that a little more if I'm going to make more of these. I've been chasing the recipe around looking for the right combination of surface smoothness and durability, with a softness that allows for the contraction on cooling without letting go too easy while still in the original-size mold. Air bubbles are the worst little demons, but I have most of them licked, I think.

    Sure wish I had a better grasp of how they did it 2,000 years ago. Soapstone works for some things, but I'm not sure it would have worked for this piece.
  17. Scooterholic

    Scooterholic Long timer

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    Very nice Smithy, cant wait to see the finished knife.
  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  19. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Look at Condor. http://www.dlttrading.com/condor-knife-tool.html

    Or two carbon steel Marttiini's. :D
  20. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Elk bone and water buffalo horn handle.

    Exfoliation is key.

    :lol3