That’s pretty cool! I like it.
EQuinn It’s a handful over 3 lb of Steel awesome little battle axe, it’s definitely going to f&%k some shit up when you start swinging this bad boy
That’s a good idea. I haven’t tried that yet, but I’ve seen youtube videos on it. Another option I saw is to lightly carve out your design on the handle, then rub charcoal on it after staining the wood to darken and provide contrast to the carvings. I might try practicing that with a spare handle.
Or, burn the wood with a micro torch and hand polish it back out. Hardened the wood to boot.
Didn’t realize that hardens the wood. Good tip!
Yep, a lost art from when we lived in caves. If I ever want a different look, i will wrap kerosene soaked cord around wood and light it on fire.
Had this one made a few years ago. Sava is a master smith from the knife makers guild. He is from Yugoslavia. Blade is made from ball bearing steel hand forged. Micarta scales. Kydex sheath
These are knives I use hunting or otherwise.
Had them for decades and use them as is apparent by the wear.
(My photo skills are not so great so I apologize for that)
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Puma White Hunter (Main hunting knife and awesome what you can use this for)
Buck General (Another awesome knife I use for general purposes as well as skinning)
Gerber MK II (Tactical knife I perfer it over the Mark I for length and serrated edge)
Very handsome knives!
Puma: 1.4116 Stainless. Tough and very corrosion resistant. Does not hold an edge well, but easy to sharpen. Buck and Gerber: 420HC. Again, tough and very corrosion resistant. Again, does not hold and edge well, but easy to sharpen.
The White Hunter alone is $375 on Amazon, which is absurd. For $200, you might consider a Spyderco Sustain in CPM 20CV and spend a LOT (and I mean a LOT) less time sharpening knives.
They have all done me well in my lifetime.
I will hold on to them.
Good info to know the alloys.
The Puma; I have never had a problem with it holding an edge.
But I do care for them.
The Gerber doesn’t need so much of an edge to serve it’s purpose.
If you catch my meaning… LOL
I find that fighting knives need to be extremely sharp. It is not easy to penetrate clothing.
DPX Gear HEST/F milspec Niolox Steel, RotoBlock it locks the blade out,
Tungsten carbide glass breaker.
Those are S-W-E-E-T!
Thanks, definitely a couple cool knifes, I’m partial to the first one the neck knife, it’ sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel👍
I am getting more and more drawn to make a knife again. Will be spending some time reading this over and looking at all the knife porn
I have someone who wants one of these homemade,
care to quote one?