Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mint chocolate primal/tactical fighter

This one got picked up by a member of the Hoodlums forum at the local monthly gun show before I could get any decent pictures of it, but I was able to snap this one before handing it over.

This is a light and fast one, though the weight is balanced just forward of the Turk's head knot. After I made this, I thought about it in comparison with the Fairbairn-Sykes as a fighting knife, and I have to say I would much rather carry this pattern if I had been a British commando in WWII. I would make the false edge into a fully sharpened clip and add a double guard for such duty.

This is forged from 5160, triple normalized, triple hardened in canola oil, triple tempered, shaving sharp. The usual. The handle is green paracord for the underlay and black paracord stripped of its core for the overlay and with core intact for the two-strand Turk's head knot. It's been impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener to make a solid handle.

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