New Large Recurve Camp Knife

Discussion in 'Siegle Knives' started by Bill Siegle, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    This has been a fun project! Started off wanting something larger sized and sorta primal feeling. I thought I nailed it first time out with this:[​IMG]

    After a few days of handling it, I decided I did not love it in the heavyweight form. Back out to the shop for some slow cool grinding!!!! Now it is finished to this:[​IMG]

    Overall it is 15 7/8in with a 10 1/2in blade. It used to weigh in at 26oz and is now 22oz. Still has some heft to it but it feels so much better now :) The scales are green/black G10 and the blade is my usual 5160 with a nice temper line.
     
  2. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Bill, that looks like an absolute beast!
    Looks like it could get some serious work done.
    Nice job on that one!
     
  3. Diez Knives

    Diez Knives

    May 19, 2012
    that is really nice!!!
     
  4. bigcountry1315

    bigcountry1315

    Aug 3, 2009
    Bill that is an awesome design that would be at home in any environment!!!!!!
     
  5. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Wow! Put me down for one.

    n2s
     
  6. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I like the barest hint of a shadow at the old grind line.
    good looking knife - I bet it chops like a beast and has a pretty decent return.
     
  7. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Thanks guys! Just loving this design! To me it's simple yet complex. Nothing super fancy in its construction but it represents some forward thinking in my own design and finishing. I have been trying to step up my game lately and I think this knife shows that :) I haven't done much cutting with this one but a swipe at a limb on the old apple tree was quite satisfying :D Very fast in the hand and just a hint of a "snick" when it passed through the limb!
     
  8. J W Bensinger

    J W Bensinger

    Mar 26, 2009
    Very nice
    We think alike quite a bit, it seems :)
     
  9. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn

    Apr 24, 2011
    Thats another home run Bill.
     
  10. t1mpani

    t1mpani Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    I'm gonna have to try a knife from you one of these days...
     
  11. scrappy

    scrappy

    851
    Jul 7, 2007
    Looks great! I have really enjoyed your work
     
  12. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    ,trying to control myself. That is gorgeous design. So much cleaner after the additional grinding.
     
  13. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    And with one little idea, a whole new knife :) Loving this design and wanted to take it a bit further so I added a fuller to the design!!!! This one comes in at 22oz and is the same size as the other. From the spine, the fuller and false edge come together to make a very dramatic set of lines :) I used the work rest to keep the fuller in a straight line but everything else is ground free hand :D
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  14. safetyman

    safetyman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Very cool Bill!
     
  15. scrappy

    scrappy

    851
    Jul 7, 2007
    I like the look of both but that fuller is awesome!
     
  16. lostdog

    lostdog

    81
    Jun 14, 2015
    Those are niiiiice! Love the no-frills / kick a$$ look.
     

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