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Carbon Fibre Hawkbill? Karambit-ish?

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Grayzer86, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    So this is a recent build out of the shop that i just finished up yesterday. Its something very different from my typical knives and more along the lines of a Fantasy/Combat knife. Not build for any specific reason other than because it looked interesting on paper, and i wanted to see what it would be like to grind it. The re-curve single chisel grind was a bit of a pain to grind using just the edge of the belt and took a lot of hand work to get it clean and even. Getting the swedge grind right was another battle. This is one of those knives that started years ago and would only get a few minutes of attention when i was between other projects. Given some of the insane useless tactical crap floating around selling for huge money, i didn't think this was too outlandish honestly.

    Steel is .170 1084, and is heavily gun blued. The tang and full perimeter where it is exposed is also blued to match. The scales are sculpted from F-10 carbon fibre, which is a very dense and void free material. This is actually "according to the supplier down south" left over, and scrap from a military contractor who was building parts for the F22A Raptor fighter jets. The Raptor origin of the carbon fibre seems to tie in nicely with the fact that the knife makes me think of just that, a Raptors claw. The knife can be used in a standard grip but is designed to be held and worn in reverse grip. The handle, despite its appearance is surprisingly comfortable in regular grip and very good in reverse.

    I know this probably isn't suited to the taste of many here so for better or worse, this is it.

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of trying something like that just to see if I could do it and then think nope.

    The carbon fiber looks nice but I see those grinds and think someone has to be just a little crazy doing that on a belt.
     
  3. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    It was a bit of a battle as you said John. I was only able to work the edge of the belt but hanging about 1/4 inch of belt over the platen helped some. To level out the waves and round the plunge I actually ran the grinder down to about 15hz and used the flat face of a 2 inch contact wheel. This gave me my radius for the plunge, and smoothed some of the waves before going to hand work. Essentially I was able to set the bevel and then refine it by grinding from plunge to tip while moving the knife to maintain my angle. It was fun, but not something I will likely do again soon.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    It looks awesome. Love the shapes and the CF with it's Raptor connection.
     
  5. bobbybirds

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    I am definitely more traditional in my own personal asthstetic preferences, but that blade looks pretty gnarly and mean! Crazy grinds!!
     
  6. Grizz Axxemann

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    I wonder what Doug Marcaida would have to say about that blade as a viable fighting knife.

    Either way, it looks badassed as ****
     
  7. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Honestly Grizz, I'm not sure if its a viable "much of anything" knife lol. My knife fighting knowledge is limited to "bad idea". My dad, who grew up on a large dairy farm in Ontario, figures it would be a hell of a knife for cutting open feed sacks though. o_O
     
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  8. Chris Roy

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    Very cool. That grind is crazy
     
  9. Grayzer86

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    Im actually fairly surprised but this one sold pretty quickly. Posted it up online and sold in 4 days. The american dollar being so much higher than ours has been sending all of my recent knives south of the border. I guess when $285 CAD converts into $202 USD they start looking north more.
     
  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    That's great! Did you make a sheath for it?
     
  11. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Due to the multiple carry positions possible i listed it without a sheath stating i would make one for an additional cost if the customer chose. He does want one, so i am in the process of working on a Black leather reverse carry sheath with gator embossed inlay. Hopefully it turns out well. I will have pictures up in the next couple days.
     
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  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    did you see that sheath I made up last week? made to be carried left or right and If you like the idea feel free to copy it.
     
  13. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    That's a mean looking knife. Very nice.
     
  14. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    just thought i would update this with a couple sheath photos. The sheath body is extremely rigid due to being 5 layers thick but that is at customers request. Inlay is some thin black alligator embossed leather. The whole setup is made for right hand reverse grip carry so it is edge forward, blade down when drawn.

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  15. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I like that embossed leather adds a nice touch of flair
     
  16. Icho-

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    I agree with John. Very nice and different.
     
  17. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Perfectly complementary sheath. Great job!
     
  18. Grouch

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    Great combination! Good job
     
  19. SoberEdge

    SoberEdge StonehurstKnives on Instagram

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    Your customer has good taste, that is a well put together package!! You have to admit, it was fun, wasnt it`.o_O
     

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