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H.I. Skean Dhu?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Ad Astra, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    The sample sheath I intend to make will be solid dark brown with dark brown, non-contrasting stitching. The one pictured is a little scruffy from much use, but it was the only one in that style I had laying around for a photo.

    Sarge
     
  2. dwatts67

    dwatts67

    270
    Apr 3, 2003
    Great sheath, looks very functional/comfortable. That half moon extension is cool. No wooden liner or brass chape, I hope :)
    --Dave
     
  3. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Exactly what I was going to say! I look the looks of #3, but knowing what I know about handles am sure that #2 would feel better overall. Your call Sarge.

    Thanks again for taking this on.:thumbup:

    Norm
     
  4. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003

    You nailed it Kis!
     
  5. Kazeryu

    Kazeryu

    960
    Nov 7, 2005
    For what my opinion is worth, I liked the look of handle #2 best. I think it also might work out better in terms of 'one size fits all hands'.

    Seeing the discussion about the design of this knife is really interesting. I'm glad to be here reading about it as it happens. As for Rusty himself, I never knew him, but what is said about a man in his absence is most telling of all.

    I think this is a very nice gesture, which anyone could appreciate. :thumbup:
     
  6. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    Another teaser by way of reporting progress. No guys, that's not a knife you're looking at, it actually is the finished wooden model of handle style #2. Since the blades are all the same, I'll grind one of those tomorrow, and try to finish up the model for the thistle shape #3 handle. Got to briefly pause progress tomorrow evening so I can teach a woodworking class of all silly things. ;)

    [​IMG]

    Sarge
     

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  7. Kismet

    Kismet

    Jan 30, 2002
  8. dwatts67

    dwatts67

    270
    Apr 3, 2003
    number 2 is looking better and better...#3 is pretty, but no.2 looks more functional, IMHO.

    cheers,
    --Dave
     
  9. Kevin the grey

    Kevin the grey

    Aug 26, 2005
    I have to admit number three is a neat shape .

    As a separate issue doesn,t a thistle have a textured surface ? Perhaps some cross hatching on the rounded inner section would be neat and functional as well .
     
  10. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Sarge, you do good work.

    I'd like to see at least a few of these come through with no markings at all on the blade. Perhaps we can get some of each. In my head I know who it's dedicated to.
     
  11. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    Thanks Howard, that's actually a great idea, and I wouldn't be surprised if others felt likewise. From a practical perspective, it would save the kamis much time and effort, and from an aesthetic angle, an unmarked knife would present a "blank canvas" for the owner to personalize to suit his/her tastes. And I don't think the kamis, or anybody else, would be too much put out if it's clear we'd be willing to pay the same price, with or without markings. Actually, truth be told, I'd buy one of each, a marked one to keep put away with my "treasures", and an unmarked one for carry/use.

    Sarge
     
  12. Kevin the grey

    Kevin the grey

    Aug 26, 2005
    You guys are making me forget my manners and forget not to drool in public!
    As is often the case I am a little out of the loop . Is this going to be a one time run , reserved purchase only or will it be a couple of times a year special offer ? Either way I,m in and have already started eyeing my malamute as a possible fur coat to trade down at the local fish and game show . No L:O:L on that one . Its been done and only a few miles from my house . ( But thats another story ! )
     
  13. Kismet

    Kismet

    Jan 30, 2002
    Kevin?

    My bet is that it will be a limited, pre-paid, run initially. Then, depending on the kamis' whim, Yangdu's insistence, and the request/consumer demand, others will trickle through the H.I. system--at least for a while.

    That's the way it worked with the Sarge knife, with an initial run of about 30, and ultimately, 90 or so sold to-date.

    But I'm speculating.


    EDIT: I absolutely LOVE the sheath innovation. Perfect.
     
  14. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    Just want to chime in and say I want in. I'll follow this with great interest and make sure to sign up and prepay when needed.

    I guess I'm just posting this so Yangdu can get an idea of numbers. :D
     
  15. Astrodada

    Astrodada

    Sep 9, 2005
    Well people always grabbed those Sarge knife before I can get my hands on them. :grumpy: Else they'd sold more.
     
  16. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    It might make sense to make enough sgain dubh and dirks so they can be put on the shopping site. HI regulars will buy some marketed through DOTDs. However, there is a large potential customer base that does not hang out here on the HI forum. Putting them on the website would enable word to spread to and through that community by word-of-mouth, and when they went to the HI shopping website they would find the items available to buy. I don't think that (Scottish Games) market can be effectively tapped through DOTD or special runs.
     
  17. Yvsa

    Yvsa

    May 18, 1999
    Yup, gotta agree with Howard. And the Scots are prolific buyers when it comes to quality merchandise and especially hand made quality merchandise.:thumbup: :cool:
    The Scottish Games are *BIG* here in Tulsa.
    The Scottish Rites Assembly is a huge building and well attended. You'd be surprised just how many Scots/Ndns there are here!!!!:thumbup: :eek: ;) :D
     
  18. survivor_uk

    survivor_uk

    3
    Jan 25, 2006
    I live in glasgow (scotland) and I'd deffinatly buy a HI Sgian Dubh
     
  19. Kevin the grey

    Kevin the grey

    Aug 26, 2005
    The Scottish games are fairly big in Quebec and supposedly enormously popular in Ontario . I do not remember seeing any armament for sale at qubecs games . Course I don,t remember much after passing the refreshment tent . Guiness and scotch boilermaker anyone ? L:O:L
     
  20. Sylvrfalcn

    Sylvrfalcn

    Jun 4, 2002
    Still plugging along, here's two rough ground blades made from one big old bastard, uh, I mean mill bastard file. :D

    These blades will finish out to; 3 3/4" long, 15/16" wide at the hilt, and 5/32" thick at the spine. Grind profile is full convex, with distal taper, and no ricasso. Man, I love making these little boogers, rough grinding both of them only took about an hour and a half total. 'Course, finish grinding, polishing, and hand cutting each notch of the jimping with a chainsaw file is where the persnickety, time consuming work is. Why'd I make two? Obviously one's going to Nepal, and the other's going in my sock, duh. ;)

    [​IMG]

    Sarge
     

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