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#6056586 - 11/29/15 04:24 PM My neighbor wanted to make a knife.
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So I let him use my grinders, it's to small for my hands. Good shape or not?

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#6056591 - 11/29/15 04:27 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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if it was his first time at the grinder, I'd say great job. Not sure the shape lends itself to anything useful, but who knows.
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#6056601 - 11/29/15 04:34 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Good job for first time; as far as shape, not sure what it's going to be used for. The downward pressure is not going to be great. To me, and I'm sure not an expert on knife design, it would be better for slicing, also it's going to be weird making a sheath for it.
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#6056610 - 11/29/15 04:40 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Kind of looks like a skinner, handle a little longer, a index finger hole. Like the design for rolling the wrist while skinning.

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#6056710 - 11/29/15 05:16 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: bjankowski]
Kev® Offline


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Originally Posted By: bjankowski
Good job for first time; as far as shape, not sure what it's going to be used for. The downward pressure is not going to be great. To me, and I'm sure not an expert on knife design, it would be better for slicing, also it's going to be weird making a sheath for it.
the sheath was my first thought, but I'm not making it, I can see it being useful but I have huge hands so it doesn't work for me.
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#6056851 - 11/29/15 06:21 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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The blade looks OK to me but not sure I like that handle. Blade should make a good skinner.
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#6058971 - 11/30/15 06:21 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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I like the blade profile but the handle looks better suited for ironing.
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#6061899 - 12/01/15 10:40 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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I like it.
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#6064860 - 12/03/15 02:17 PM Re: My neighbor wanted to make a knife. [Re: Kev®]
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Double wrap the handle in leather strip and then dip in shellac. Just a wild idea I had.

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