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Wip Camp Chopper

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Griff, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    My first knife in almost two years (due to no space to make anything!), it’s not perfect by any means, but this is going to be a hard use knife for my brother-in-law around his farmstead and not a fashion accessory lol. The acid etch was a little blotchy in some places, but I kind of liked it, as it gives it an already ‘worn/used’ look.

    Handles scales are roughly shaped and will be finished this week in unidirectional carbon fibre. I’ll post a completed photo when it’s done. Thanks for looking. :beer:Cheers, Griff

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Looks good! Nice recurve.
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I love a recurve Griff. I can't seem to sharpen them worth a dang but i love them. Nice shape.

    And, don't feel bad. I think I made maybe 3 knives all last year and 2 of them were "beaters" too. Things just get busy. I'm hoping to have more time this summer. Things are starting to settle down some.

    It had been so long since i was in the shop, i was starting to feel guilty for logging in here and hanging out with real makers.
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Thanks @ToddR and yeah sharpening it was a learning curve. I blended two bevels together, I did a 30 degree convex bevel on the Belly for chopping, and I did a 25 degree bevel on the recurve for better cutting, but still strong.

    The handle material is unidirectional carbon fibre and I went with blue and orange G10 liners. 8mm Butterfly mosaic pin got kinda lost as it’s such a big knife and meaty handle! I did something else as an experiment. The right side scale has a coke bottle shape, and the left side scale has a hollow ground center. I call it an Asymetrical handle. This was a protype,but it works, it just needs to be refined. My level of finish will start improving as I shake off the rust.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  7. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hulkin' cool Griff!
     
  8. Jester4t7

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    That looks awesome!! Could you include a picture that showcases your asymmetrical handle?
     
  9. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Cheers @dancom and @Jester4t7

    Jester I will post pics of the handle design, I just want a cleaner example than the rough proof of concept on this particular knife. Thanks for the interest, it’s appreciated :beer::beer:
     

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