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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice knife from redneck...


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  2. bikerdoc

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    Indeed.
    Steel?
     
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  3. redneck

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    Glad you like it :D

    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.
     
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  4. bikerdoc

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    Very nice. You do good work!
     
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  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Kinda Winkler-esque without his tip sweep. Nice in the hand.

    How did the shape evolve?
     
  6. redneck

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    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.
     

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  7. Deltaboy1984

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    Very nice!
     
  8. Brin

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    Nice work Redneck.
     
  9. JShirley

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    Looks like it feels good. It's a nice size and useful blade shape.
     
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  10. bannockburn

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    redneck

    Very nice indeed! Really like this one a lot!

     
  11. Blade First

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    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.
     
  12. redneck

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    Thanks everybody :D
     
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