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Tombstone Knife

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by PeterP, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Hey Boys and girls....so Friday I got a email from a client asking me that he would like a knife that would act as:
    Cleaver
    Skinner
    camping knife
    with nice curves....o_O....
    so got to raking my brain and mentioned it to my step-son that I have been teaching the art form for a couple of weeks, and he said HEY! I made a few sketches let me show you what you think....
    Once he showed me the first picture it was like angles singing...:p...the tombstone knife was born...we refined the lines and worked out the dimensions and told him let me submit it to the client... well ...the client fell in love with it and gave us the green light.
    Told my step-son that night that he sold his first knife...lol now you have to make it! :D...
    he cut out the template and shaped it really good...but he is leaving the rest of the work to me...
    so here is the blanc for the tombstone ....
    Let me know what you guys think.
    still debating the bevel style...thinking tanto finish...but open to ideas.
    cheers
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  2. parker

    parker Active Member

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    that's a bad ass looking cleaver for sure cant wait for update pics
     
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  3. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    I think it's cool looking. Also pretty cool that you can take such a laundry list of features and actually put them all in there. Nicely done.
     
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  4. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    So here is the completed Tombstone Knife.
    Blade 01
    Bolster 01
    Scales Zirocote wood
    with epoxy mixed with porcelain powder as a spacer between bolster and scale.
    overall length is 14 inch's
    weight 1 pound 5 oz
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  5. ToddR

    ToddR Active Member

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    That's pretty cool looking. I still need to try out a metal bolster. I do like the way they look. It looks like it could be Klingon to me. Either a ceremonial Klingon dagger or a Klingon Dental tool or some type.
     
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  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Good to see you are not skimping on the cool factor Pierre!
     
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  7. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    LOL thank you Todd, yeah it does look like something a Klingon or butcher serial killer would fancy...:D
    thank god the client dosent live close by:p
     
  8. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Well you know me Dan... :cool:....just love pushing the boundary.
    I honestly think this one is a keeper....very well balance and weight ratio....makes it perfect for chopping and not to heavy for carving or skinning.
    pretty sure ill make a couple more...but tweak the design just a bit. the square tip is bugging me just a tad.
    Maybe add some utility features to it, to make it the all in one camping\hunting knife.
     

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