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Ben Potter

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  1. This one is available. $2000 conus
  2. Length:28 3/4" Blade: 21 3/4" Taper: 3/16" at guard to 1/16" 1/2" from tip Grip: 4 1/2" Weight: 1lb 3oz. Pivot point: At tip PoB: 3 1/2" CoP: 14" SN: 1" 1075 patina blade, chisel cut engraved, rope edge steel guard, antler grip, 2bar twist pattern welded pommel, engraved brass nut. Here is a video of forging the blade for this sword: https://youtu.be/cuPmW62WasU
  3. Please note: THIS IS NOT A REAL HAMON! I've done legit clay tempered hamons in the past but this is not one of them, sometimes beauty is only skin deep.
  4. "Tatchi" 35" overall 24" blade (spring steel 1/16" thick faux hamon/bevel) 1lb 6oz. Maple grip Steel fittings This was a fun sword I tried pushing the limits of the low cost line of swords to see what kind of aesthetics could be achieved without adding to the cost. Came out better than I imagined.
  5. Rather an awkward shaped grip to do the composite picture from but you get the idea.
  6. 15N20 blade,with skull crusher, carved Peruvian walnut grips, leather sheath.
  7. MkII Catsclaw blued with kydex sheath. Weight 1.2 oz These BU/LD knives allow you to fully manipulate a firearm without having to re-sheath the knife saving seconds when it counts. But unlike a normal ring knife the spur prevents the knife from rotating in your hand and cutting your other fingers as well as allowing a more secure grip.
  8. Here are a couple of swords I just finished for Privateer Armoury. D-Guard sword (S.5 Swords and Blades of the American Revolution) Patined 1084 distal tapered blade, iron hilt, fluted rosewood grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard. Specs: Total weight: 2lb 1oz Sword weight: 1lb 7oz Length: 30" Blade: 24.5" CoP: 17" PoB 5.5" Double Shell-Guard(from the Greenwich National Maritime Museum) Patined, 1084 steel distal tapered blade, iron hilt, antler grip, birch/leather/brass scabbard. Specs: Total weight: 2lb 7oz Sword weight: 1lb 12oz Length: 30" Blade: 25" CoP: 16.5" PoB: 4.5"
  9. walter, You are right about the two finger design being better BUT it has to be custom fit to the owner and is bigger and heavier. These were an attempt as making a knife as small as possible while keeping good retention and still being useful. These fit in a watch pocket, adding room for a second finger would make that difficult. Life is full of trade-offs. Thanks for the input.
  10. No Problem, I figured that is what happened. Thanks for all your work around here.
  11. There are three similar to this one but with slightly different grinds and specs (the other topics got deleted somehow).
  12. Aldo 15N20 1/8" steel. $35 USD shipped CONUS.
  13. Aldo 15N20 1/8" steel differential HT, convex grind, shaving sharp blade. $35 USD shipped CONUS
  14. I've been working on some prototype combat knives lately and these are an offshoot of that. They are based on ring knives with an added spur to keep them from rotating and cutting your other fingers. This modification also allows much better control and makes these very handy for their size. I call them Cat's Claws because they are easy to "velvet" until needed. When I have showed them to people I noticed that the grip is not intuitive as people want to grab the spur instead of keeping it outside their fingers as shown below. The difference between the Mk I and the Mk II is the add
  15. Thanks for the info, that is about what I thought. Just to clarify: I don't want to keep others from making similar designs I want to keep someone else from patenting it and then keeping me from making them if that makes sense. The goal is to get the design out there without loosing it. (and yes it is different then what is available and no it is not just a "new" blade profile or something like that, I'll post pics and videos soon as it is ready)
  16. I am working on prototypes for a knife for small production runs and I am wondering what the best way to protect the design from being mass produced (or patented) by someone else. Is a patent the only way to protect a design? I'd rather make it available for non-commercial use free and for commercial use for a small fee if that can be done with out all the hassle and expense of a patent. (the design is under wraps at the moment so I can't post anything about it. . .yet, but will be as soon as I can) Thanks, Ben
  17. (First I wasn't sure where to post this so feel free to move it if there is a better sub forum) Have any of you ever used a hole saw (bi-metal or carbide) to cut large holes in blade steel? I'm looking for a faster and more repeatable method then forging or welding for some stock removal knives. (CNC plasma would be just the ticket but it is a larger ticket than I can shell out for right now) Tnahks Ben
  18. Some pieces I did recently for Privateer Armoury First is a blunt training messer: Length:33 1/2" Blade: 25 1/2" 1/4" thick at guard with parabolic distal tapers in both directions. Weight: 1lb. 15oz. Pivot: at tip PoB: 3 1/2" CoP: 16" SN:-2" Next is a Dao/Cutlass 1/4" thick blade. Heavy but handy and wicked sharp. And another training messer, 1/16" thick blade. PoB: 2 3/4" Pivot point: at tip Primary Node:16" Secondary Node:-2" Weight: 1lb 8oz. Blade:15N20 25"Grip:Bloodwood with steel pins 7 1/4" (from guard to pommel)
  19. At long last I have somethign to show for the last few months. An Albion Clontarf with the guards and pommel hand polished and with the grip redone in (LEGAL) Elephant ivory and silver wire. I'll let the pictures speack for themselves. Before: After: Let me know what you think.
  20. My brothers and I have done a fair amount of prospecting for gold in the local hills and while we have never found much color, we have found plenty of black sand. So I was wondering are there any smiths out there that would be interested in purchasing black sand and if so for how much? Let me know what you think.
  21. Nicely done, very interesting interpertation.
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