New little utility/fighter/whatever you want to call it

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum' started by Daniel Rohde, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Daniel Rohde

    Daniel Rohde Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys! Just finished a new pattern and want your thoughts!

    Overall is 8 1/2"
    Blade is 3 3/4"
    Steel is 1095...I'm gonna start using some newer steels in my knives here soon also..just an FYI

    Here she is:




    This was when I was shaping a good idea of the wood color

    I'd really love some thoughts on the design! it was a fun one at least.
  2. Self Made Knives

    Self Made Knives Well-Known Member

    Looks great to me, bet it feels good in the hand too. That wood almost looks like cammo micarta or something, really interesting. I also really like the integrated lanyard loop, great execution.
  3. CMS3900

    CMS3900 Well-Known Member

    Man that's sweet looking. What kind of wood is that?
  4. Ty Adams

    Ty Adams KNIFE MAKER

    That looks awesome Daniel. I like how the pin material almost looks like part of the burl.
  5. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    simply beautiful! I can't get over that handle. Stunning.
  6. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    that hamon line is really nice. a departure from your usual edge quench. very nice.
  7. BrandantR

    BrandantR Well-Known Member

    I think it looks fantastic, Daniel. I agree with Anthony about that lanyard loop. That's a great idea. All around a beautiful knife.
  8. Rick Otts

    Rick Otts Well-Known Member

    That is one HOT looking knife really love the design and the handle stands out!
  9. Daniel Rohde

    Daniel Rohde Well-Known Member

    Thanks a ton guys! I appreciate it! feels good to be on the winning half of a knife!

    Thanks John! but it is actually a edge quench still...not a clayed hamon.
  10. John Wilson

    John Wilson Well-Known Member

    really? did you etch it differently? i'm loving the ghosting along the line.

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  11. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson Well-Known Member

    Nailed it! The lanyard loop sets it over the top for me, I need to try that one of these days.

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  12. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Aesthetically I do not care for the shape of the handle....however your ability to "Theme" a knife is amazing to me...and the craftsmanship you put into your blades is impeccable. The blade itself is absolutely lovely!

    You are one of my favorite knife makers and your creativity seem to make you constantly stretch and grow. I only recently found out how young you are....I was flabbergasted! Then I called my 14 year old son who is just beginning to make knives up to my office to see some of your work. After showing him the details and designs (which he loved) I told him, "Oh yeah...this maker is 18 years old..." This was a great encouragement to him as he no longer thinks he has to be 60 to acquire fine knife making skills! It's one thing to hear dad say it...another to see it in action!

    Thank you for sharing
  13. Daniel Rohde

    Daniel Rohde Well-Known Member

    Nope, I treated it the same...I'm a fan to BTW:p

    Thanks Justin! Its really a nice addition to most knives....I can't wait to see you back in the shop! I loved watching your work

    Thanks Ted! Fair enough:) The handle is a pretty aggressive shape...not everyone can like it-LOL. I'm so humbled to hear those words! thank you so much! That is really encouraging. That also very cool to hear about your son! It really just takes patience and practice and a resolve to not let "good enough" be good enough...though you'll never make completely good enough haha

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