Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

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Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by Storm Crow » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:19 pm

A guy who does bodyguard work for rock stars approached me about doing a short, cord wrapped knife for him. It seemed like an interesting project, so I took it. He wanted a 4" blade (about as short as I ever make) and 4" handle (shorter than I usually do), sharpened top edge, cord wrapped handle, but left the rest of it up to me. I took a few tips I've picked up from Ed Calderon and a bit of Spanish navaja influence, some pikal design, and came up with the Rooster Spur.

Imageroosterspur04 by James Helm, on Flickr

It's forged from 80CrV2 steel, with a hemp cord wrap over the bare steel of the tang.

Imageroosterspur03 by James Helm, on Flickr

It has a narrow little point for easy penetration. A two-strand Turk's head provides a mechanical lock for the hand to keep it in place when stabbing.

Imageroosterspur05 by James Helm, on Flickr

As mentioned above, it was designed with pikal techniques in mind, and the handle works well with a thumb anchor grip.

Imageroosterspur06 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imageroosterspur07 by James Helm, on Flickr

And, of course, a Kydex sheath for carry.

Imageroosterspur10 by James Helm, on Flickr

It's garnered enough attention that I'm strongly considering a mid-tech version once I have the process all sorted out. :)

The customer described it as "a tank with a razor edge". :D

Imageroosterspur09 by James Helm, on Flickr
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by Halfapint » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:51 pm

Damn, that is a fine looking knife! Love it!
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by ancient_serpent » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:59 am

Beautiful work, that is a fine looking knife.

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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Thanks, guys! :)
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by Ellywick » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:55 pm

Really like the profile of the blade. Always enjoy seeing you post about new sharp shinies you've created :D
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by moab » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:22 pm

Really nice. I think you should consider a run of these.
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by JeeperCreeper » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:26 am

Me like! Looks like a good skinner
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by The Twizzler » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:58 am

It looks great :) . Is the back edge a false one or is it sharpened?
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by Storm Crow » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am

The Twizzler - Scares the hair off my arm. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rooster Spur bodyguard knife

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:44 pm

annashetty wrote:I think you should consider a run of these.
Working on the setup to be able to. :)
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