yet another knife photo!

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Matthew Gregory, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    It's no secret that my pal RJ Martin is one of my knifemaking heroes, and I hope he sees this homage as just that, rather than a shameless cobbing of his excellent kwaiken. I've done a few things differently for mine, although the basic theme is the same. This one used 1084, with a much less pronounced chisel tip from RJ's design. It is entirely chisel ground, though, with that wonderful scallop along the spine that adds so much motion. I've fully tapered the tang to reduce as much unnecessary mass and weight as possible, and increased the length of the handle a pinch (although I think the usual 4.5" or so is usually enough, my own hand is just wide enough to make it feel as though I'm kind of choking up on it, so this one is just shy of 4.75"). The reduction in weight from the tapered tang is incredible! I think it will be a staple of my own kwaiken designs, three more of which I hope to have done soon.

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    Thanks for looking, and all comments welcome!
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Man I want one, that profile and the handle are awsome.
     

  3. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    I have two of them not yet spoken for, so if you wish, send me a PM or an email!

    Thanks,

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  4. rpatowers

    rpatowers Well-Known Member

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    You do beautiful work!
     
  5. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    Make that one not spoken for - and thanks for all the comments, guys!
     
  6. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    All gone!!