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Hunting knife from elmax steel

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Hephaestus, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Hephaestus

    Hephaestus New Member

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    A 27 cm long hunting knife from Elmax steel, 3,7 cm thick. The handle is made from vege wood. Its hardness is 58,5 HRC. There is a bit of knife filework ont the handle back.

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    I hope you will like it.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    I like this very much. Great job. The leather is well done too.

    Dan
     
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  3. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    The knife looks nice. Though this is totally not my style, but this knife has a charm.
    Leather work is good too. But the sheath design is not good - it is not very comfortable for wearing on the belt and there is a high chance of loosing a knife with this type of sheath...
     
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  4. Hephaestus

    Hephaestus New Member

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    Please, can you send me an image of how a sheath proper for this knife would be? Thank you in advance.
     
  5. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    I think there are many designs for the good sheath. For example Scandinavian or Siberian type of sheath. Or more "western" style for example here: http://www.canadianknifemaker.ca/index.php?threads/help-with-my-stitching.1155/#post-9427

    There are a few things that make a difference between good and not so good sheath:

    1. It should be comfortable to wear on the belt (in case of belt sheath off course). On your sheath belt loop is very low and this means that knife handle will be very high, pushing against the body if you wear it on the side or front of your body. Also, if you fall knife handle may brake your rib or do some other damage.

    2. Sheath must secure you knife reliably. Little strap with a button is not good. This button will unlock when you move through the dense bushes and the knife will foll out for the reason #3. And because this will happen in dense bushes, you will probably never find your knife...

    3. Sheath need to be balanced in the way that when you hold it by the belt loop, the knife does not turn upside down. In your case belt loop is too low, the heavy handle will tend to overweight and turn upside down.
     
  6. Hephaestus

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  7. Roman

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    Yes, knives are very secure in this type of sheath. The handle fits there very tight and this secures the knife. Also point of balance is above the middle of the handle and because of that knife in the sheath does not turn upside down easily.
     
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  8. Hephaestus

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    Thank you very much Roman.
     

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