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Gator hunting with a knife #8349821 08/13/21 12:27 AM
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hello everyone, i pray you are each doing good and having a good week.

just finished up a knife for a customer who knife hunts Alligators in Florida
thought i'd share some pictures

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O1 tool steel
14 inches overall length
9 inch blade
about 8 3/4 cutting edge
1/4 inch thick at the spine

thank you

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I have killed a few with a knife. I like it. The only issue I would see is damage from using a hammer. The only way I have been able to break the spine at the base of the head is by starting it by hand, then a strong tap with a 3 lb sledge to break through the spine. Otherwise they will roll around in the boat. I would have asked for it to have a full steel base if it were mine. But it does look strong and heavy enough that I could probably manage the way it is.

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Please ask him for a copy of the video.


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Re: Gator hunting with a knife [Re: syncerus] #8349903 08/13/21 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Sniper John
I have killed a few with a knife. I like it. The only issue I would see is damage from using a hammer. The only way I have been able to break the spine at the base of the head is by starting it by hand, then a strong tap with a 3 lb sledge to break through the spine. Otherwise they will roll around in the boat. I would have asked for it to have a full steel base if it were mine. But it does look strong and heavy enough that I could probably manage the way it is.

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i have hammered my knives with a 3 pound sledge into a solid tree stump, and then stood on the blade ( i weigh about 230 ), only change i would make to the
design if i know hammering is required is a perpendicular back end, instead of the angle i put on this one,,, thank you kindly for your input

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Please ask him for a copy of the video.

i'll ask, but not sure he does videos

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Re: Gator hunting with a knife [Re: ShaneA] #8350151 08/13/21 12:49 PM
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I think he needs a bigger knife

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Originally Posted by MoTex
I think he needs a bigger knife

grin personally i'd need a little more range than a knife,


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Re: Gator hunting with a knife [Re: ShaneA] #8350848 08/13/21 09:45 PM
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Good looking knife Shane but no where near long enough for me to go after a gator with. Maybe a spear would work for me

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Originally Posted by Dink Dodger
Good looking knife Shane but no where near long enough for me to go after a gator with. Maybe a spear would work for me

LOL i'm with you ,,, maybe a boom stick for me,,,LOL


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Re: Gator hunting with a knife [Re: ShaneA] #8351152 08/14/21 02:34 AM
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just finished the sheath for this knife,,pics are on my workbench,, but thought i'd share
customer is in a rush for it, so i need to ship it
anyway, here it is, such that it is,,, i'm not great with the leather stamps

kind of reptile on the front, and patriotic on the back

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I like it. Good looking knife.


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Beautiful craftsmanship!

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
I like it. Good looking knife.

thank you kindly

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Beautiful craftsmanship!

thank you very much


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Re: Gator hunting with a knife [Re: ShaneA] #8352224 08/15/21 02:33 PM
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Great looking knife. One question, why didn’t you add a guard between the handle and blade? For that kind of use I would want something substantial between my hand and the blade.....not a criticism, Jes curious....


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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Great looking knife. One question, why didn’t you add a guard between the handle and blade? For that kind of use I would want something substantial between my hand and the blade.....not a criticism, Jes curious....

great question, i asked the same, he told me guards got in his way,,, he said he uses a lanyard to keep his hand from sliding down the blade
i've textured the g10 and given 2 pretty good finger choils, so if he lanyards up , i don't think his hand is going to be in danger from the knife
now from the gator,,, that is up to things way beyond my control,,,LOL


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Good deal! Thanks for the explanation......


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Good deal! Thanks for the explanation......

zero problem,,, it was a very good question i thought
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I like it!


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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
I like it!

thank you


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This knife hunter would be a reality show hit

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mmm tasty

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lol

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This knife hunter would be a reality show hit

could be


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Don't know about gators, but they can be effective on other animals. I had this hog laying on my tailgate with a bullet through it, and it started squirming pretty active again so.......
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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Don't know about gators, but they can be effective on other animals. I had this hog laying on my tailgate with a bullet through it, and it started squirming pretty active again so.......
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that'll get the adrenaline pumpin'

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