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by Storm Crow
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives Illustrated article
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Knives Illustrated article

Finally got a chance to sit down after doing Blade Show West. Tests on the knife in the article included a wrap durability and retention test of soaking it and the user's hand in a mixture of water, ice, and dish soap. The retention was solid, and the wrap unharmed. The tip was tested with stabbing ...
by Storm Crow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Blade Show, months later
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Blade Show, months later

A better look at the forged blades. All wrapped handles. The cleavers are 5160, the rest are 80CrV2. The hemp wraps were torched prior to being impregnated with epoxy. Sheaths are Boltaron. Especially with the cleavers, I've been working on getting closer to the final shape with my power hammer, Gun...
by Storm Crow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Blade Show, months later
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Blade Show, months later

It has been a very busy summer and I haven't kept things updated as I should. Had an awesome Blade Show this year (first weekend in June! I am way behind!), and two full tables of inventory. This year had the distinction of the *first* show I've ever had a table where I wasn't having to sharpen blad...
by Storm Crow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Barnett 78134 Recruit Tactical Compound Crossbow $165.
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Barnett 78134 Recruit Tactical Compound Crossbow $165.

I'm not an archer, but looks good to my untrained eyes. :D
by Storm Crow
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives Illustrated article
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Knives Illustrated article

What details would you like, Moab? Thanks!
by Storm Crow
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives Illustrated article
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Knives Illustrated article

Niiiiiiiiiice! 8-)
by Storm Crow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives Illustrated article
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Knives Illustrated article

91Eunozs - I've got an 8" Benghazi Warfighter forged out sitting around the shop. I'll DM you. :) I sell both to individuals and dealers. My business model is changing somewhat. Instagram and Facebook have allowed me to post up a blade that I've forged which is not slated for anyone and it will get ...
by Storm Crow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives Illustrated article
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Knives Illustrated article

Thanks! I'll gladly autograph a copy if you want to send it to me. :)
by Storm Crow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives Illustrated article
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Knives Illustrated article

If you pick up a copy of the November 2018 "Knives Illustrated" magazine, you'll see a well-written article about one of my knives by Waysun Johnny Tsai. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/44622077381_cbe840ed56_c.jpg article02 by James Helm , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/446220775...
by Storm Crow
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

I got a knife from Storm Crow. It's been to places on the planet you couldn't imagine. Met the Russian Spetsnaz on the Ukrainian Contact line. Met the Tauregs in the Sahara.......I showed it to my grandson and told him "this is yours, and when you show me your ready, you can take this ". That's so ...
by Storm Crow
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

Moab - I'll shoot you a PM.
by Storm Crow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Really nice, economical sheath maker on etsy.
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Really nice, economical sheath maker on etsy.

Looks like some good, solid leatherwork. I'm jealous of those who can work leather. I tried a leather sheath once; it was sad. :cry: It's thermoform polymer sheaths for me! I can do them.
by Storm Crow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

My Little Rok design is about a 4" blade. Every once in a while someone wants a 3" blade from me, but 4" is about as short as I go. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/835/42699331365_1b67b8d153_c.jpg midtech03 by James Helm , on Flickr Tall flat grind with a secondary bevel (not present in that pic as i...
by Storm Crow
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Current state of mid-tech knives(continuation from other thread)
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Current state of mid-tech knives(continuation from other thread)

JeeperCreeper - I need to shoot some video with all of the knives, especially the mini-parang, when everything is rolling. Here's an older version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg7oBXQP3-Q&t=449s Halfapint - Prices are figured, and there have been small batches produced, but they've been ground b...
by Storm Crow
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

Moab - You have the right idea with priorities. :) I don't try to convince people to buy anything from me, I just post pics and explain my thoughts and construction details. What I make will be appropriate for some folks, and not appropriate for many more. There was a fellow who came on ZS years ago...
by Storm Crow
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

Thanks, Halfapint! Yep, at this point it's more a matter of trying to get work out the door than generate more interest, for which I am grateful. Shoot me an e-mail. I have some small blade pre-forms that I was going to forge for Blade Show and ran out of time. They might fit the bill for what you'r...
by Storm Crow
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Current state of mid-tech knives(continuation from other thread)
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Current state of mid-tech knives(continuation from other thread)

Flybynight - I'll see if I can send you a PM.

12_Gauge_Chimp - I'm partial to bigger blades, too. :mrgreen:
by Storm Crow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Current state of mid-tech knives(continuation from other thread)
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Current state of mid-tech knives(continuation from other thread)

I mentioned these in another thread and Moab showed interest. These have been in looooooong, slooooooow progress through more years than I care to contemplate, and are finally tantalizingly close to fruition. They've gone through several generations in small batches and this is the current one. All ...
by Storm Crow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

As a preamble, I'm not trying to drum up sales, take offense, or give offense. It just struck me that my interjection could be seen as such. Just trying to give a bit of insight into an area of manufacture that is my niche that a lot of people aren't as engrossed by as I am. :mrgreen: The big point ...
by Storm Crow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?
Replies: 27
Views: 1864

Re: Can someone explain this style of blade to me?

I think purpose and design has been covered decently in the video (is there a non-extreme survival situation?). Just a couple of comments from a knifemaker's perspective. $475 for a hand ground knife that size with a Kydex sheath is not outside the realm of the marketplace by any means. I won't pay ...
by Storm Crow
Sun May 27, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Pre-Blade Show Carcass Splitter
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Pre-Blade Show Carcass Splitter

In the weeks leading up to the Blade Show, a knifemaker's life gets pretty crazy. One aspect, especially for full-timers, is moving along enough work for customers to be able to stay ahead of the bills while also building inventory for the show. Add to that equipment breakage, injuries, lack of slee...
by Storm Crow
Thu May 24, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ESEE 4HM New more bushcrafty version ESEE knives.
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: ESEE 4HM New more bushcrafty version ESEE knives.

I like ESEE's approach to making knives.
by Storm Crow
Wed May 16, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bevy of bush swords
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Bevy of bush swords

It's carbon steel, so rust happens. With the forge finish, it can be cleaned up with 100 grit or finer sandpaper or steel wool/ScotchBrite.
by Storm Crow
Tue May 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bevy of bush swords
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Bevy of bush swords

Some bush swords recently finished up and off to their new owners. All are 80CrV2 steel with marine epoxy-impregnated cord wraps and Boltaron sheaths. About a 13 1/2" blade, based on a wooden Filipino training sword the customer already had. Black on black wrap. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/974/42...

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