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Little Stainless Skinner

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by John Noon, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Had a chunk left over from a few fillet knives I made and had to do something with it. So a little sketching lots of grinding and ended up with a skinning knife.
    Knife is AEB-L 3/32" - 9-3/8 overall, 4-3/4" blade. handle for a 3 to 3 1/2" hand, Leather sheath is an ambidextrous design.
    Tooling only on one side and far side just textured only because I had enough of the fancy stuff for one day.

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    I see know I have a couple of lines to smooth out before I call it done.

    John

    Maybe should have been sheath thread?
     
  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Look great! Even the photography.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    No flash just adjust speed for the natural light seems to help. Of course only get to shoot in daylight but I like the results
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    John, really well done. I love the semi-Nessmuk skinner shape. Sheath is very well done. Right on!
     
  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The shape and the handle were a bit of a fight. Wanted a skinner and when held with fingers forward of the handle should give good control working around tight spots.
    Handle shaped based on this premise but it's not quite perfect for a regular grip with a 3 1/2" wide hand, daughters hand is narrower and she finds a regular grip to be comfortable.
    Measured a few other knives I use to get a feel for comfort verses length and will have to adjust a couple of my templates or mark them for smaller hands.
     
  6. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Looks great!I love the looks of that sheath. It looks very comfortable.
     
  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Yes the sheath is pretty comfortable, wore one for a day and never noticed it was there. No tendencies to move around or flap like a regular sheath.
    Best part is you can lower the loops in the design stage so that the knife rides higher, should be easy to wear when sitting or wearing a seat belt.

    Created this initially so I would have a sheath with no straps or snaps. I have a Puma white hunter from 1960 and the strap and post are really showing signs of wear and thought a sheath without any mechanical features would last for the life of the knife. Took a couple of tries to get the basic design and only thing I may add on the next one is a fire starter loop.

    I should take the time and clean up my template I use as the master for initial layout and post in the Leather section.
     

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