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I wanted to make a very traditional folder, something as traditional as quaffing mead, boar hunting, getting into a long boat and raiding the coastlines of Europe. So I designed and made a pocket seax.

This is the second one, the first had the thicker, more rounded handle of a fixed blade seax, so I decided to trim the handle down while retaining a bit of a rise towards the end.

This one is 4" long from bolster to the end of the lanyard loop. I am thinking of doing a smaller, 3 1/2" version as well.

 

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SAE1070 blade and spring, Brass bolsters and liners, pink ivory scales. I did the carving on the bolsters.

 

Questions and comments welcome!

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Well done, indeed.  Very clean with simple lines.  Nice.

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Very nice I like the idea and your fit and finish is flawless.

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes" - Tom HALL - Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine.

 

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Dayum that's nice.

There's only one thing about it that bugs me, and it's a really personal pet peeve with folders for me.

That's the visible spring notch on the blade in the closed position. 

I know it's perfectly acceptable in the folder world. It just bugs me.

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My apologies for the late reply, my computer went on strike a couple of days ago. Got it fixed yesterday and just now remebered that I should check back on the forums...

 

Thank you all for the feedback, I really appreciate it. I am already working on a couple more of these, including a smaller version for backpocket carry.

 

On 1/2/2020 at 4:31 AM, Joshua States said:

Dayum that's nice.

There's only one thing about it that bugs me, and it's a really personal pet peeve with folders for me.

That's the visible spring notch on the blade in the closed position. 

I know it's perfectly acceptable in the folder world. It just bugs me.

 

Yes, I get where you are coming from.  There are some designs that cover the notch when the knife is closed. Look at at "canoe"pattern folders and some of the older Sheffield made wharncliffe whittlers.

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Yeah.....I know. ;)

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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3 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Nice!  I might have to borrow that lanyard loop idea...

I was thinking the same thing. It would work well for the lever on a lock-back too.

Tiann, your domed head pins look perfect.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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On 1/6/2020 at 11:28 PM, Brian Dougherty said:

Nice!  I might have to borrow that lanyard loop idea...

You're welcome! There is nothing new under the sun, old ideas just get recycled. 

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