Ok another Sinner recurve bowie is complete. I just wanted to post about this one to highlight some of the changes done to this variant since the first one/prototype. This one posed all the normal fun challenges as most hidden tangs do. Guard fitting, spacer glue up/alignment, and through tang handle pin were a challenge as always lol.
Now, for some of those changes. On this one, I contoured the spine and under the ricasso area. Even though you really can’t get your finger in that area above the guard I thought it would nice to have that area rounded aesthetically to match the spine.
Next, I completely redesigned the guard shape itself. I decided that nice sweeping curves would be a better feel, and flow with the design of the blade better. It still has a press fit nickel silver guard like it’s predecessor, but this one also has the addition of vulcanized black paper spacers in between more nickel silver.
Another thing is the butt end of the handle was shaped much rounder and more “egg shaped” you could say. I think that really help to set off that spalted maple burl handle all the more. The blade shape itself went unchanged. I didn’t want to refine on that too much so it stays true to it’s original design in the end.
I hope you guys like this more refined version of the Sinner. I feel like I’ll be making many more of these in the future…or I hope to anyway. If you’d like to see the rest of the finished images, jump over to the gallery and check them out Here.
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Here is the first new frame lock design. I’m calling it the Sheepdog since it has that distinctive sheepsfoot style blade.It is definitely on the large side for being a folding knife, but that’s ok. Some of you guys really like a hefty big folding knife that means business. Well, I’m here to please where that is concerned. I still need to design the pocket clip for it, but that won’t take me long. This will be up for ordering very soon. If you like it, feel free to comment about it. If you want one, get with me. Just send me a message or head over to the Custom Order page. It will be added to the custom order form shortly.
This one is the Apex. It is a EDC (Every Day Carry) sized frame lock. Small enough not to be too cumbersome in your pocket, yet still big enough to take care of the daily tasks. This one has a drop point style blade with a swedge cut into the top of the blade running about 2/3 up the length of it. This will be a solid little performer. Both this one and the Sheepdog above will pivot on caged ball bearings with full titanium frames and screws. The quality in these two new designs is where they will shine. Top quality materials will make for a tough, long-lasting companion. As with any of my designs, if you like it, shoot me a comment about it. If you want one, just send me a message or jump over to the Custom Order page. Put a little bit of Texas in your pocket!
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Well I decided to go ahead and let everyone know about my newest fixed blade design. I call it the Texan. It’s got a very comfortable handle design, even when changing from the larger 9 1/2 inch version to the 8 inch EDC size. Both sizes fit nicely in the hand. I also changed the handle scale design just a bit to give it a more aggresive look. I have taken one order for this particular design so far, so I figured let’s get it out there for everyone to see. I am also currently making one of these that will be available for sale. I’ll be doing it in a “Survival” belt finish to give it a tough look.
If you find yourself interested in having one for yourself, please don’t hesitate to get with me. Feel free to contact me via the Contact form on the site, or if you’re reading this from the Facebook page, Message me on messenger and we’ll get the details worked out.
I hope you guys like the new design. Comments are always welcome. What do you think?
New Knife Design
Here is a new knife design I drew up recently. I’ve already decided to go with the Cape as a new design as you can see below.
This is the caping knife design. This knife will be good for caping/skinning or just your everyday carry option. It’s not too big to be cumbersome, and not too small to handle the business. Also, add some black g10 or canvas micarta and It’ll have a very tactical look to it. This is going to be a great all around knife. If interested I’ll be adding this to the Custom Order page.
Please don’t hesitate to give your input/comments. I look forward to it.
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Rival Friction Folder Prototype
This little guy is starting to come along now. Profiling the little blade has been a bit of a challenge. It isn’t easy to hold it at all, mostly due to it heats up super quick on the 2×72. I don’t mind the challenge. I’m actually loving the not knowing part of it all. Kind of weird probably, but fun none the less.
I’m about to start working on the spacer for the butt of the handle tomorrow. For now it’s going to be pinned and epoxied on this one. I’m starting to lean toward making a liner lock after this. I’m not sure, sort of will depend on how all of you react to it. If you guys seem to like it, I’ll make some more. If not, I’ll move straight to finishing up my design of a liner lock (Yes one is in the works).
Well, with that said, if you’re a maker and have some tips for me please leave them in the comments. I’d love to hear from you, and learning more during the process couldn’t hurt. As always, thanks a lot for stopping by, and I appreciate your attention. I’m definitely not a writer.
You can see all the updated photos on my Facebook page Here: Walter White Knives
Stop back by anytime, I look forward to your comments.