Military Fighter Knife Complete

Discussion in 'Military Knives Forum' started by ARCustomKnives, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    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... ;)

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Josh Dabney

    Josh Dabney Moderator

    Good looking knife and sheath !

    -Josh
     
  3. murphda2

    murphda2 Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss

    Nice work! I could see this serving a servicemember quite well.
     
  4. Keith Willis

    Keith Willis Well-Known Member

    Nice work

    God bless,Keith
     
  5. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

    very nice.that would serve well for anyone IMHO
     
  6. judyfholmes

    judyfholmes New Member

    That was just superb!! Never seen such a beautiful Military knife before!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  7. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
     
  8. Kevin1050

    Kevin1050 Member

    Nice job!
     
  9. Mike Martinez

    Mike Martinez Well-Known Member

    You have a great design there. Nice job and excellent execution.
     
  10. JLoar

    JLoar Member

    I like that design a lot. Great looking knife.
     
  11. ssgwhite

    ssgwhite Member

    Very nice!
     
  12. dereklee12

    dereklee12 Well-Known Member

    awesome knife. You nailed the military look with the handle material
     
  13. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
     
  14. ChrisYZFR1

    ChrisYZFR1 New Member

    Very nice. I'm drooling over it.
     
  15. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    Always nice to see this thread bumped back to the new posts page. Feedback is always appreciated. I've actually got three more blanks heat treated to make a few more of these, so hopefully they show up in the for sale forums in the near future.
     
  16. Insight

    Insight Well-Known Member

    This thing looks great. I love the style, and the ergos look like they'd be phenomenal.
     
  17. superdave

    superdave Active Member

    Awesome work man, the spanish notch is too cool, I love to see that little tribute to tradition, very nice touch. The skull crusher is a must on a mil-tac blade, imo.

    -sd
     
  18. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback guys.
     

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