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Thread: Military Fighter Knife Complete

  1. #1
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    Military Fighter Knife Complete

    Hey guys,
    Figured this was as appropriate of a place as any to post this. Just finished a "military" style fighter of my own design, except for a tek lok for the sheath, which is currently in the mail. Interestingly enough, this would have been my design submission for the hometown hero build if not for the size limitations set forth in the beginning.



    Specs:
    11" OAL (5.5" from tip of pommel to tip of scales/5.5" from scales to blade point)
    Made from 5/32" x 2" 1095 high carbon steel
    Scales are canvas green micarta with 5/16 brass corbies and a 1/4 lanyard tube
    Sheath is made from Boss's "Boltaron" (spelling?); btw, I was very impressed and pleased with how this stuff formed/worked.

    I included a "spanish notch" in the ricasso, though it is more for asthetics than anything. My thoughts on the green micarta/brass hardware was to pay tribute to military dress.

    Overall, the knife came out much better than I could have expected. It's very ergonomic and balanced, and for a somewhat large knife, it really doesn't feel too heavy at all. the edge is relatively thin, so it makes a phenomenal slicer. I also dropped the blade from the handle slightly, in order to provide a more ergonomic angle for draw cutting. Lastly, there's some jimping on back with a slight thumb ramp for a more secure grip while thrusting/stabbing. Oh, and let's not forget the skull crusher/glass breaker at the bottom. Not to sharp or aggressive... just enough to make ya squirm...




    Thanks for looking!
    -Andrew

    For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword.... (Hebrews 4:12)

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  2. #2
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    Good looking knife and sheath !

    -Josh
    Check out the pics in my profile album *UPDATED 6/2011*
    ~ABS Apprentice smith~

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    Nice work! I could see this serving a servicemember quite well.
    Murph


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    Nice work

    God bless,Keith

  5. #5
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    very nice.that would serve well for anyone IMHO

  6. #6
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    That was just superb!! Never seen such a beautiful Military knife before!!
    Last edited by judyfholmes; 06-06-2012 at 03:59 AM.

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    Thanks guys!
    -Andrew

    For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword.... (Hebrews 4:12)

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    Nice job!

  9. #9
    You have a great design there. Nice job and excellent execution.
    "There is a lot to keep up with when you go full time, being your own boss can be a real let down. You find out how many people you really work for: your suppliers, power company and clients. It can be a real strain on an artistic mind." - Gary Miller (Fellow Knife Dog)

  10. #10
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    Haskell, AR
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    I like that design a lot. Great looking knife.

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