AEB-L Seax

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by David Mary, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    This is a commission I took for a gentleman in the UK. It's almost done, and I thought I'd show it here. AEB-L stainless steel at RC 61 with contoured natural maple handle scales, two brass pins and four brass tubes. Thanks for looking!

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  2. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Looks good. Wharncliffe shapes are one of my favorite designs, can think it would work well on green foliage.
     
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  3. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2015
    Thank you!

    Absolutely. The wharncliffe/seax style blade and point is much less prone to slipping off foliage so it makes a great brush clearing knife, and also for thin branches and twigs. The only time I would choose one with belly at the tip instead of a seax is when I need to do lots of chopping very close to the ground, where the belly and sweep of the tip helps to keep the tip away from the soil and rocks.
     
  4. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Agreed. It is surprising how much damage parangs, machetes can take when used extensively.
     

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