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A seaxy new blade!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sam1911, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

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    It is lovely, I would love to see one with a 4 inch blade. It would make a point for sure.
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Well, there certainly has been some interest in a shorter (3", 3.5", maybe 4") version. As well as a slightly more commanding length. How 'bout a 9"-er?!?
     
  3. Gordon

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    As close as I will ever get to the design and I only got it because of the recurve, brut de forge and the killer handle :D
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    Thing is I can't figure out a use for it even tho this one like to chop, so it rests with those two big stickers. Really I can;t figure it's use except for cooking! :scrutiny:
     
  4. Brian Williams

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    That looks like it should be in MHI or Grimnoir Cronicles.
     
  5. sidheshooter

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    Add me to the chorus, please.

    Hah! Amazon just sent me the new hardback of MHI legion; I'm almost through it...
     
  6. Sam1911

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    Put together a sheath last night so I can carry this thing around and try it out:

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    As my attire and daily life isn't generally amenable to accessorizing with a 9" sheath knife, I made it as a tuckable IWB:

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    The sheath rivets are spaced to allow easy attachment of a small Tek-Lock fo anyone who might not want to carry IWB (John).

    (Now why can't they make the danged hole spacing of the small and large Tek-Locks the same!?! I can't get any of the belts I own to fit through a small one, but the large ones are huge on a small-ish knife like this. They need a "medium".)
     

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  7. Wolfebyte

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    Sweet!

    I'd be tempted with a 4 inch blade version..


    Darn Texas knife laws..:cuss:
     
  8. Sam1911

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    Well, dang it! I'm just going to have to make some shortys I guess! :)
     
  9. Jason_G

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    That's good-looking work. :cool:

    Jason
     
  10. Gordon

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    While you are "making up some shorties" how about a 'pocket bowie' like I been waiting for? :) No stainless steel please and normal useful curved blade pretty please, a matched little pocketable mate to the Camp Defender .
     
  11. Sam1911

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    John's been asking for me to get the pocket bowie concept on the front burner for about a year now. Sure want to. Maybe in my next batch.

    (FWIW, 3V isn't stainless, which is why I usually coat it with something. It's just a crazy-good tool steel.)
     
  12. Gordon

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    Wow I thought 3v was sea foam stainless, I'll have to check out it's properties.
     
  13. Sam1911

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    From CPM's website: http://www.crucible.com/eselector/prodbyapp/tooldie/cpm3vt.html

     
  14. Gordon

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    You sold me on that if you like to work with it.
     
  15. Sam1911

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    :) Well, I've just started using it, but it is nice in that it can be pushed up in hardness without some of the risk of chipping that comes if you do that with other steels.

    I've got some really choppy items coming up in 3V that we can compare against 5160 or other more conventional materials. ;)
     
  16. TimboKhan

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    I might be interested in a 4 incher as well.
     
  17. JShirley

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    A Teeny Shivver. :D
     
  18. Sam1911

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    And today the Shivver faced its toughest test yet...

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    It stood up to the test! I should have expected no less, after the stellar way it handled some pork chops last week.

    :)
     

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    If the pork chops were raw, that's an excellent test for a knife like this. :)

    John
     
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    Size comparison with (from top)
    Spyderco Manix 2 XL
    Camp Defender, version 2
    Temperate Shivver
    ElZetta M60

    You can see from the comparison that, in terms of overall size, the TS is about the same size as the Spyderco. It's obviously less robust than other designs Sam and I have. It is very "purposeful". :)
     

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    I donno thats pretty nice lookin knife, but I to think it could benefit from a smaller more proportional blade.
    So how bout the teeny??
     
  22. JShirley

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    For this size handle, that actually *is* a proportionate blade. Somewhere down the line, it might be scaled down, but I think folks will generally get more use from the Daily Kiris Sam should be displaying soon.
     
  23. NG VI

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    I really like it, either that length or maybe a slightly shorter, 4", 4.5" blade, with the IWB sheath you've made, it looks like a pretty good light-use knife to me.
     
  24. JShirley

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    Have you seen the Daily Kiris? They're made more with daily task use in mind. Sam and I both agree this is not a good EDC for tasks. We both like the Shivvers, but want to give people realistic expectations.

    John
     
  25. Wolfebyte

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    *nudging Sam

    see if you had any more thoughts on a 4 to 4.5 blade?

    hint.. hint..
     
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