Help me name my design

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  1. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Kingfisher, the profile kind of reminded me of a king fisher.

    Or a woodpecker
     
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  2. bigsurbob

    bigsurbob Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 10, 2016
    Not a whip-poorwill (east) but a common poorwill (west) There's something similar about their head and beak
    profile and the knife in question. Pretty good call @jux t
    Screenshot_20200918-221007_Photos.jpg
    Photo c.2002 Nacimiento Ferguson Rd
     
  3. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    very nice design - aeb-l should be very popular for it, or maybe try out 14c28n ; )

    name: anglo-seaxon
    or... this one to reflect the bird handle: falcon seax
     
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  4. Smiling

    Smiling

    Nov 21, 2019
    Dragon Claw ;)
     
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  5. grownstar

    grownstar

    Apr 24, 2013
    Call it the Gigan...
     
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  6. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    It’s either an Easy Seax 14, Easy Seax 15 or Easy Seax 16; depending on the blade length. (the low weight makes it easy to carry)

    n2s
     
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  7. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Long Fang
     
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  8. Wurger190

    Wurger190 Basic Member Basic Member

    351
    Jul 5, 2014
    What about 'Mistral', after the wind, also meaning 'masterful'.
     
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  9. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Rough seax!
     
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  10. timberweasel

    timberweasel Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Nice work, OP :cool::thumbsup:

    Maybe name each one after a Classical composer... Chopin, Bach, Handel, etc. It would also leave plenty of room to expand the line on similar theme. Just an idea.

    Good luck!
     
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  11. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2012
    The Separator
     
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  12. David Mary

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

    Jul 23, 2015
    I like it Ron!

    Another favorite, thank you!

    Very interesting idea. Worth considering.
     
  13. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2018
    Or perhaps since you have drawn on 2 differing cultures, delve into a name from Nordic or Filipino mythology? A quick Google search turned up several that I personally found interesting,
     
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  14. David Mary

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

    Jul 23, 2015
    Very interesting idea @Wild Willie . I actually briefly had a project where I was designing a knife with the hope Spyderco would pick it up, and it was based on the barong seax. I called it the Astrid, because it is a name that has Scandinavian Origin, but a name I have heard used by Filipinas (example, Astrid Tuminez). I was excited about the design until the changes Spyderco suggested to the design before they would consider it deflated my enthusiasm for the project. I have since put it on the shelf. Sal suggested not putting pictures out in public because it would be easier for them to work the design without pictures in the public domain. I since removed all the images from the forum, but since I have pretty much moved on from that project, here is a fake ad I made for it, originally posted in a thread in my subforum:

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/designing-a-folding-knife-for-spyderco.1739390/

    Ad Copy smaller.jpg

    I've since decided to try instead to make a reblade of the Spyderco Resilience in AEB-L, and that project is currently in the works. I am waiting for one prototype to be heat treated by Jarod, and when it arrives I will be trying to dial it in and get it to fit and function in my existing Resilience handle. If it works, I'll probably make some more of those as my modest entry into the world of folder making.

    But yes, maybe the "Barong Seax" could be named the Astrid??? Or some other name might fit?
     
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  15. Wurger190

    Wurger190 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Or the 'Barax' (barong seax)
    Sounds quite robust and beefy
     
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  16. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    I really like this name. I have the bottom one in the initial photo. Feels like a Barax to me.
     
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  17. Wild Willie

    Wild Willie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2018
    Berserker, or Valkyrie would be kind of cool too. The Filipino critter that I liked the name of was the Sigbin. But barax is definitely a strong entry.
     
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  18. RoyalHolic

    RoyalHolic Gold Member Gold Member

    352
    Aug 3, 2019
    Throwing off a Sabretooth vibe or Tusk vibe to me.
     
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  19. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    Rexfang.
     
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  20. David Mary

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

    Jul 23, 2015
    Indeed. I think we have a winner!

    Thanks for all the great suggestions.
     
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