Small-ish knives

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Small-ish knives

Post by Storm Crow » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:37 pm

While I've been working on a variety of blade sizes and types, what I've actually finished up lately have been on the small side for me. All are 80CrV2 steel with marine epoxy-impregnated paracord wraps.

This first is the smallest of the bunch at about a 5" long blade. A fellow contacted me about making a knife for a friend of his who is going on a big hiking adventure in New Zealand. He liked the looks of a smaller knife I had done several years back that appeared in an article by Joe Flowers in the final issue of "Tactical Knives" magazine, which featured retina-searing neon lemon cord for the underlay. I happened to have some of the cord still on hand, and built an updated version of the one from several years back.

Imagenz01 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagenz02 by James Helm, on Flickr

I was able to get finished up and in the mail in time to get there the day before the friend was to leave, thankfully!

The rest of the bunch were forged to demonstrate for various shop visitors at different times, then claimed on Instagram. They are all a bit longer than 7" blades, two long drop points and two tantos. A couple of them went to repeat customers, which is nice, and the others to new customers, which is also nice. :)

Imagesmallblades01 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagesmallblades02 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagesmallblades03 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagesmallblades04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagesmallblades05 by James Helm, on Flickr

And now I'm working on finishing up bush swords. :D

Imagebushswords01 by James Helm, on Flickr
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Re: Small-ish knives

Post by Halfapint » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 am

oh man Storm Crow you're killing me with these small knives! I've been wanting to get a set from you for a his and hers gift, those are absolutely perfect! Keep up the great work!
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Re: Small-ish knives

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Thanks, Halfapint!

Just had a customer in Finland who got this other red-and-black wrapped slim tanto a while back post video of it batoning firewood and having its tip used to split kindling sticks. It was made as a slim fighter, too. :D

Imagejltanto01 by James Helm, on Flickr
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Re: Small-ish knives

Post by Halfapint » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:12 pm

That is a great looking knife! Every time I pull out my parang it gets compliments. You do great work and it always impresses. I've been using the parang around the property to take out ivy on trees, goes through even the thickest stuff like butter. I've gotta be careful though because sometimes it cuts to well and I end up an inch+ into the tree!
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