Design your ideal knife

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Bladesman
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Design your ideal knife

Post by Bladesman » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:54 am

If you could design the knife of your dreams what would it be? Blade length, steel type, handle material etc etc

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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by cudgee » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:17 am

That's a curly one. ::uc:: ::uc:: ::uc:: :lol: That is like choosing between your kids and throwing in how long is a piece of string. ::dang:: ::dang:: ::dang:: :lol: ::tu:: Looking forward to the suggestions. Good idea for a thread. ::nod::

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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by tallguy606 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:38 pm

I would be conflicted about many features of the ideal knife. I like stag, but micarta or G-10 is more durable if you drop it. I like super steels, but would rather sharpen good ole 420HC. I like multi blades, but prefer a knife with one husky clip blade that rides flat in my pocket. Tough assignment.

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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by Mumbleypeg » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:48 pm

I don’t believe there is an ideal knife - it depends on what you’re going to be doing with it. That’s why we have so many! :D

Regardless the design if I have access to a diamond stone I’ll take 440C stainless for the blade or blades. (Properly hardened and tempered of course).

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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:25 pm

Already been there and done that. Just my personal favorite.
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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by cudgee » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:09 pm

Mumbleypeg wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:48 pm
I don’t believe there is an ideal knife - it depends on what you’re going to be doing with it. That’s why we have so many! :D

Regardless the design if I have access to a diamond stone I’ll take 440C stainless for the blade or blades. (Properly hardened and tempered of course).

Ken
Good thoughts, completely agree about hardening and tempering process. I love knives and have a good selection, but they are users, they are after all tools. This is one of my favourite knives because of the actual blade, must have been in the right place right time for the hardening and tempering process. Great work knife blade being a Sheepsfoot, but takes a really sharp edge and more importantly keeps it. A sharp edge with edge retention is more important to me. :)
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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by garddogg56 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:26 am

Already done purrrrrfect
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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by Steamboat Willie » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:39 am

I can’t imagine having only one!

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Re: Design your ideal knife

Post by harryekarmun » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:25 am

a tom brown mini trapper with a clip point and serrations instead of saw teeth on top . damascus steel with grey burlap micarta . that is one version of "my ideal knife " but i would think about it for a while and make another different "ideal knife "

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