Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Apr 4, 2019.
Nice knife from redneck...
Glad you like it
Made it from a jeep leaf spring (think it was a 1995 cherokee, I helped a guy put a lift kit on it and kept the old springs for myself). It doesn't act exactly like 5160, but takes a nice edge and holds it pretty well, I'd say its in that ballpark.
Very nice. You do good work!
Kinda Winkler-esque without his tip sweep. Nice in the hand.
How did the shape evolve?
Thanks for the nice comments Everyone.
I used to make quite a few hunting knives that had a similar handle shape, but with a flat back/no thumb ramp. The cross section was about the same, but the handle was much longer.
Then I made myself a little belt knife for EDC, and while I liked the concept, I wanted a little thinner point, and I found the grip wasn't quite right. It needed something to make up for being shortened. I used that knife for over a year and it was great for most things, but if you needed to cut something hard like shaving the end down on a pitchfork handle to fit in the socket, it was hard to get much purchase. When you can't grip the heel with your pinky, your thumb has to do more work.
I remembered a couple somewhat "fighter" style knives I made a long time ago that had a thumb ramp and thought the idea might help make up for the short grip, so I kind of adapted the 2 ideas together.
Nice work Redneck.
Looks like it feels good. It's a nice size and useful blade shape.
Very nice indeed! Really like this one a lot!
Wasn't sure I would like this one when first viewing it, but then picked it up. Fit like a glove and balanced well...nicely done, sir.
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