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Persquackulon

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Happyknife, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Happyknife

    Happyknife New Member

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    This was my attempt at a kukri-style fighter, finished yesterday. Somehow, I lost focus early on with this knife and overlooked a gap right at the top of the bolster/choil area! It filled in well with the JB weld but is noticable; not so much in this pic. I'll be keeping this one for myself.
    I scored some leaf springs recently and this was the first result. Assuming the spring to be 5160, and after a couple test pieces, I heat treated it as such. Tempered to dark straw through three 1 1/2 hour sessions, then spine drawn to blue two times. Satin finish on bolsters and blade, 1/4" copper pins, laminated wood scales, fileworked tang. 3/8" thick, 10" cutting edge, 17" overall. Heavy bastard.
    The next one gets a lanyard hole.
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  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    I like it !
     
  3. metal99

    metal99 Member

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    Nice! What a beast!
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Lanyard hole? That thing needs a trailer hitch! But it's a fine looking knife.
     
  5. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    What a beast, my kind of knife. Looks good from here, I bet it chops like a dream.
     
  6. Greg

    Greg New Member

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    That is one big chopper. I like it.
     
  7. Happyknife

    Happyknife New Member

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    Thanks for the compliments, folks! I haven't chopped anything with it yet, but will probably tie it onto my hand if I do. The candle, while comfortable, is smooth and may slip from my grip should it become slick with sweat or unicorn blood. I've made a few smaller choppers with a lanyard hole through the front bolster and they worked amazingly, but chose not to this time for aesthetic reasons. Form had won out over function this time. Which is fine for a "dress knife" that only sees use on my hip at important meetings or weddings.
     
  8. Happyknife

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    Handle, not candle.
     

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