You can't see it but the handle is nicely shaped with a palmswell and finished to a high polish. The blade is as near to a mirror finish as I can get! :D
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August 11, 2007, 06:22 PM
Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous.... :cool:
August 11, 2007, 06:57 PM
Valkman, I really really like that blade. The only thing that would make me like it more, would be adding a slight recurve. Can't wait to get the skinner, might need to darken your door again (figuratively speaking of course).
August 11, 2007, 08:28 PM
Yea I'm not up to recurves yet as I hear they're much easier with 1" belts and wheels and I don't have any.
Thanks guys and Chip, I'll have to check and see if Lifter still has your knife.
August 11, 2007, 08:36 PM
No problem, I'm not in a hurry so it isn't any big deal. I still think that camp knife is sweet, and can't wait to see the larger model. Do these already have a home?
August 11, 2007, 08:38 PM
Where's the balance point and the point of percussion on it?
August 11, 2007, 09:17 PM
Valkman--That is one pretty blade! Do you do these as a business, or only for people who've saved the life of a family member?
August 11, 2007, 09:34 PM
hso, it balances right at the guard or right in front of the hand. I have no idea what "point of percussion" is! :)
I do sell these but these three are taken as the 5" and 7" are for trades and the member here bought this one. I have the steel for a couple more of them and the 6" like that one runs $225 and I'll make Kydex for it. I don't like Kydex but my wife doesn't make leather sheaths anymore. I can go through Lifter at Lifter's Leather and whatever he charges is what I'd charge for a leather sheath.
August 12, 2007, 12:26 AM
Point of percussion is the "sweet spot" where the impact of the blade delivers the most force to what is being chopped with the least shock to the wielder. Sometimes called the center of percussion.
August 12, 2007, 02:14 AM
Dang, I'm supposed to test these too? LOL
I've never heard of that before, but as far as knifemaking forums go I only frequent one, the one at UsualSuspect.Net. I'd guess it's right behind the curve where it flattens out but I'll have to try it!
August 12, 2007, 12:57 PM
with 1/4 " stock I'd bet the PoP is about 2 or 21/2 inches ahead of the handle scales. And that is one sweet looking piece of work Valkman! Kind of like a Sunday-go-to-meetin' Becker or a Bark River on steroids. Nice!
August 12, 2007, 01:57 PM
Nifty knife, Don. That is quite the difference from your early offerings with the scalpel-like proportions.
August 12, 2007, 04:39 PM
Thanks! I am changing all of my models except for the small skinner as it works so well. Other than that no more finger choils! I'll also have a fighter and hopefully a guarded 3 3/4" hunter.
August 13, 2007, 01:32 AM
Here's it's Big Bro, a 7" Super Camp with Giraffe Bone handles! :D