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A work in progress -- FINISHED!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sam1911, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Sam1911

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    Tim, ha! I know that feeling! But, but, but...I LIKE this one. :) I will make more though.
     
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    Sam,

    Where did the balance point end up?

    John
     
  3. Sam1911

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    Balance is about half-a-finger width in front of the handle scales.
     
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    Perfect.
     
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    That is some beautiful work, Sam.
     
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    Thanks!

    John I made up a little test block to check balance. It's kind of hard to use, but does the job:

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    Good. Slightly less choppy than the Camp Defenders.
     
  8. Bobson

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    So what's the intended use/niche of this beauty? As far as size, it reminds me of the Ka-Bar 1212 I bought a few years ago. Super well made, but try as I might, I can't find a use for it. I just don't what the proper use for this kind of knife is.
     
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    I'm really not a good one to ask such questions as I find it hard (and often a little silly) to pigeon-hole knives since most of them could do a wide variety of tasks.

    But, to try and answer, it is to my mind a large "field" knife. It is quite similar in characteristics to a slightly larger version of the Ka-Bar USMC fighting knife, or the old Cattaraugus 255 Q (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=685606), which were issued to soldiers to cover duties from chopping vegetation, to various kinds of bushcraft, to opening crates, to killing things.

    It borders on the same tasks that our big Camp Defender can do, in light-medium chopping tasks but would work fine for dressing large game too, if a bit bigger than optimal for that task. (Well, if the game is BIG enough, it'd be perfect! :))

    It'd be a great tool for that all-important task of batonning.

    It's really not THAT big:

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    Uh...yeah, that's my FOUR year old holding it!
     

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    Good enough answer for me, Sam. :)
     
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    (I was playing with that pic. Find the white text.)
     
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    Didn't notice the space for the text, but those fingers look too much like my daughter's fingers lol. I knew it was a kid a bit older than her. She's two. :)
     
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