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Just finished up and delivered this Hog Hunter knife. 

8" blade, long enough to pierce vitals, and a full length semi sharpened back edge to assist with piercing the thick hide.  (Customer is providing the brass balls needed to take on a wild hog that up close and personal). 

 

Blade is handforged 80Crv2, with an electro-etched boars head on the polished bevel.
 

Handle is stabilized maple, with a blued steel guard, and red fiber spacers.  
 

I stippled a portion of the handle for extra grip, and added a lanyard tube/lanyard for knife retention. 

 

 

 

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Nice!  I'd like to see close up pics of the handle.  I like the idea for the grip, but did it take away some of the figuring of the wood?

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58 minutes ago, billyO said:

Nice!  I'd like to see close up pics of the handle.  I like the idea for the grip, but did it take away some of the figuring of the wood?

 

 

 

Here's the best closeup I have.  It did take away from the figuring somewhat, in the stippled area. But I chose a somewhat less figured block I had for that reason.  I certainly wouldn't suggest it on a $70 block of gorgeous Koa.  But on a nice looking block of stabilized maple, that errs towards the plain side, it makes it a bit more visually interesting, as well as giving a very nice addition to grip retention. 

 

 

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How sharp is the false edge, especially towards the tip?  Larry Harley made hog-hunting knives (look up Larry Harley Battle Bowie) and made sure to have the first half of the false edge fully sharp.  He liked to describe the proper way to use it on a hog as "let the dogs grab it by the ears and hind legs, then you jump on top and stick the blade all the way in just behind the shoulder blade lined up with the ribs, then you work it up and down like a water pump handle until the hog drops.  Do it fast enough and it takes about a second."  He never added "do it wrong and you might end up as hog feed..."  :ph34r:  Not my cup of tea either. ;)

 

I like how you did the grip, too. 

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19 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

How sharp is the false edge, especially towards the tip?   

 

It comes all the way down to an edge but its a rather steep angle, so it's not what I would term "sharp"  (You would have to try to cut yourself with it).

The customer is going to look it over before he uses it in the field, and let me know if wants anything changed or adjusted (He's done this hunting before, so he knows what he wants in the knife. I however, will stick to distance hunting, lol). 

 

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