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I designed this knife several years ago and never built it. It's a bit "tactical" but I enjoy the lines of it. It is not obvious in the images but it is a hidden/full tang hybrid design that was intended to have anodized titanium spacers, much like you might see in a modern folding knife design, sandwiched between the handle material and tang.

 

I'd be happy to hear what you think of it. I plan on beginning to forge the blade steel this week. My intention is to use 1095 and 15n20 as I have a simple layered billet of that laying around. If you have any thoughts on a pattern for the steel that might compliment the design I'd be interested in those thoughts as well.

 

Thanks.

 

Shane

 

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Today I got started on the blade steel. I started with a large 20 layer billet of 15n20 and 1095 which I had welded and drawn out. I cut and stacked this four deep and welded them up with handles. I had enough steel to make three small billets which should give me three blades at 80 layers each. For this first project I think I'll stop there with the layer count. I should be able to forge weld these and draw them out later this week. Still contemplating what patterns to try out and happy to take suggestions.

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Looking forward to seeing this progress, Shane!

 

I wonder if a more sweeping plunge cut might compliment the lines of the piece a bit more?

 

Also, what do you think about making the two finger grooves a bit deeper to give it a more slender "waist?"

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

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I like the design. I bet a ladder pattern would look pretty beast on it, but I'm a sucker for a good ladder pattern.

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I like the design. I bet a ladder pattern would look pretty beast on it, but I'm a sucker for a good ladder pattern.

 

James,

 

I like ladder too and have never tried it. I'll make one of them laddered. Thanks for the input.

 

Shane

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Dave,

Yeah, I like the idea of a more sweeping plunge cut. I haven't been able to get a deeper finger groove to look right yet but I may simply be too locked into what I've drawn up. Regard the plunge cut, if I let a bit of belt hang over the edge of the wheel I might get something more like this:

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I like them both but I'd rather carry the top one of the two. The one with the sweeping plunge. Others may disagree but I think a random pattern would look good. However, if you could get some kind of pattern with hard sharp lines in the pattern it might have a futuristic look to it which might be cool.

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