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Discussion in 'Koyote Custom Knives' started by koyote, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    Here's a trail knife order I'm finishing up. It's going out with some PSK knives in a piggyback.

    Everything is a tad bit dirty in the photos. The wood is only down to 220 grit, and not oiled. About what the walnut convex EDC looked like at this stage.

    With the exposed tang rear I had to do some chopping (you can see a few marks on the blade from that where the 400/600 grit scratch pattern got wiped). Once I put a bit of radius on all the rear tang edges it becamse very comfortable in a rea chopping grip, and fits the handle very sell up forward, too.

    I'm okay with the penetration in throwing. i wasn't really whaling since the handles are one, but I got a consistent 1.75 inches into dried maple logs. I'll call it a decent tip, goes in and doesn't snap :D

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  2. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    long, long roundback seax- the modern seax design.

    I got a little crazy having fun chopping while making sure all was good with this one. Chopped a lot of stuff down around the yard. got 2 inches of penetration in throwing. stabs wonderfully. And the tip speed is fun for slicing boxes.

    Anyway:
    5160, OAL 15.5, blade is 9.375.

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  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006
    Very nice Christof. :thumbup: :cool: :thumbup:


    That one looks thicker then most of your blades, ...a real beast no doubt.




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  4. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    It's thick. And a bit heavier than the norm. But I'd pit it against any pig in CA :D

    The straight edge is a bit odd to figure out when chopping, there's not belly aided sweet spot. The tip is vicious, and nimble- once you have the range, picking off individual flowers from a rosebuch is no problem.

    It does the poking thing VERY well, and the ergonomics are nice.
     
  5. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sweeeeeet
     
  6. echo-7

    echo-7

    914
    Aug 1, 2003
    Nice blade, like the EE-pay:) Mike
     
  7. Superfuzz

    Superfuzz

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    Jun 18, 2009
    I love that Trail knife...my #2 will definately be that or the Model 2.
     
  8. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    some more I've finished recently:

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  9. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    Here's a set of three in burgundy micarta.

    the slim finn is diff. tempered 15N20, with a thin scandivex grind that's insane.

    The leuku bushcrafter is nominally 3/16 and full convex ground, differentially tempered 8670M - pretty big as this style goes at 1.25 inches OAL with a 6.25 inch blade. But it is the do everything blade in the set.

    The larger dirk pattern blade has a different handle shape, a bit thinner across than the leuku pattern, which really matches with the style of usage for the knife. There's a relieved partial top grind to improve the weight balance and it handles really well. That one is in the 10 inch range and 5160.

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  10. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
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  11. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
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  12. PayetteRucker

    PayetteRucker

    Aug 4, 2009
    I KNEW the Norwegian government was covering up an open ogre war in the North... those Troll killers would be the prized possession of any modern Norse warrior!
     
  13. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    That is really nice looking. I don't know what it is, but I know I like it!
     
  14. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    That's a modification of the field dirk style. the handle is a bit longer and the overall blade is a hair thinner and lighter. It's also a wee bit (3 inches) longer.

    There's a relieved revers convex along the top, not to form a secondary edge but to lighten things up a bit.
     
  15. echo-7

    echo-7

    914
    Aug 1, 2003
    Scandis are looking awesome!! :DSo is KG's leatherwork, especially that sgian dubh sheath:thumbup:
     
  16. koyote

    koyote

    Mar 29, 2007
    okay, this one is in progess. Looks all dusty and stuff because I'm in the middle of 220 grit handle sanding. :D

    short blade, fat handle. It's a stead knife, with a bit of extra handle and a fairly short blade.

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  17. C Bryant

    C Bryant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2008
    sweet.
     
  18. rpn

    rpn

    Mar 17, 2008
    A mini trail knife- sweet!
     
  19. Rotte

    Rotte

    Aug 30, 2008
    Looks exceedingly useful.

    Can I have one in Burgundy micarta with brass pins? 3.5" blade? Sharp as a tabby cat's claw?
     
  20. tedwca

    tedwca

    Dec 10, 2005
    Nice, that is one sexy knife.
     

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