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Hello all, it has been a while since I have posted anything getting married can make one busy But I have been developing a new production line I wanted to show and get opinions on. I will be posting all of the new knives and versions on this thread so as to not inundate you guys with pictures of knives that are too similar. When I was initially designing this knife I wanted it to be tough and efficient, but still small enough for everyday use, so no more than a 4 inch blade. Ultimately I plan on having a 4 inch blade model, 3 inch blade model, and an ultra light version of each. The first prototype I made out of W2 and it came out with a nice wicked little hamon and I have to say it is a mean little knife. With all that being said here is the knife and I'd love to hear what you all thing of it. Spec: Steel: W2 Blade thickness: 3/16 tapering to 1/8 on the tang Blade length: 4 1/8 inches Blade width: 1 1/4 inch Overall length: 8 3/4 inches Weight: 5.2 ounces Handle material: Desert Ironwood Burl with leather spacers Pins: Stainless steel rod and tubing -Robert Burns
As the title suggests this knife was something different for me and my first time working with carbon fiber. The customer approached me about wanting a larger camp knife with out the extra weight and without decreasing performance so I came up with this. The spine is 1/4 in thick (as per customers request) and has a tapered full tang that reduces to slightly under 1/8 inch. The tang was also skeletonized by drilling out holes throughout and then hollow grinding the tang to further reduce weight. The knife was also given a high flat grind to also decrease weight. The steel is Aldo's 1084 and I clayed it to achieve a hamon. The customer requested that I place the flint striker notch on the blade its self as opposed to on the ricasso or another area. Because the temper was going to be effected anyway I only hardened the blade up to the striker notch. The final weight of the knife came to 7.5 ounces which for a 1/4 inch thick spine and 12 inch long knife I think is not too bad. It could have been made lighter but I think this will do the task. As always thank you for looking and all comments, questions, and critiques welcome. Robert
Hello all I have you for you today my new Wilderness Camp Chopper. This knife was hand forged from 1084 and diferentially quenched to achieve a hamon, the knife is full tang and show cases a composite handle. The handle is laminated from (starting at the butt of the knife and working towards the blade) desert ironwood, Bolivian rosewood, zyrcote, and Australian red mallee gum burl with mosaic pins. There are also two spacers of 9 oz black leather on either side of the full tang to add additional grip. The sheath is made using inlaid stingray skin and 8 ounce saddle leather. Specs: Steel: 1084 differentialy quenched Overall Length: 13 1/2 inches long Blade Length: 8 1/2 inches long Blade Width: 1 1.2 inches wide Handle length: 5 inches Thickness (spine): 3/16 Lanyard: Hand woven cotton cord (or if you choose it can be replaced with leather or woven hemp cord) Price: $625 + shipping Please PM me for details this will be sold on a first come first serve basis. I accept PayPal, Money Orders, and "lay-a-way" may also be an option. Here are pictures of the knife as well as a video of the performance. Robert Burns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSEu4rRZuRE
I have ten of these bushcraft knives available for sale. They are all hand forged from 1095. The knife includes sheath and fire steel with curly maple handle. While these knives are basically the same each one has slight nuances that make it unique. Each blade comes razor sharp and the only thing missing from the photo is my logo featuring a compass. Specs: Blade: 4 inches long and 1 inch wide Handle: 4 1/2 inches long Materials: Curly maple, leather spacers, walnut, textured aluminum. Price: $150 -Free shipping within the continental US. PM me for details. The first ten to respond will receive the knives. Thank you for looking. Robert