Hollow Handle Knives and Other Classics (All Randalls Qualify)

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  1. Caleb O

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    Oh that's cool! Is he on IG? Would like to check it out. Really like the look of hollow handled knives (too much First Blood growing up lol) just have trouble finding ones that are good quality. Martin obviously (and the Martin version from Boker as a budget option). Just don't know of many others.

    I did get to check out a CR Uberjane that was super slick. But that about the extent of my hollow handle knife experience.
     
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    @Caleb O yep his account is wilson_custom_knives

    Sam is a good dude.
     
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    And makes one of toughest knives I have ever tested.
     
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    Right on! Thanks!
     
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    @Caleb O, I believe I have his FT KEPHART on my IG. Ergos are phenomenal. @Sam Wilson knows how to make a good blade.
     
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    Subtle Serpent right?
     
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    Yep
     
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    Getting the classics out for some use in the sun.
     
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    Working on a new project and thought I would post along here and get feedback. This a prototype, so everything is basically being made up in my head as I go along, as I only had a basic concept to start with. That being said, since this will be basically a mini WIP I invite feedback. This is being posted on my IG as well, but that isn't an optimal platform for feedback.

    The concept is (essentially a mid-tech) a hollow handle puukko. A straight utility work knife with a built-in matchsafe. This also represents a deviation from my usual full custom work, in that I will be using pre-made puukko blade blanks. I will be custom making a guard, hollow handle/buttcap, along with some possible accessories, and for now at least, a factory leather sheath that I fine tune and custom fit to the knife.

    The reasons for this are to cut costs and time involved to simply make, grind and heat treat a simple carbon steel blade, and also open my work up to those who don't want to spend several times more but still get custom level fit/finish, and to be able to utilize/enjoy the hollow handle knife concept.

    I will add pictures as I go, and if you use Instagram you can find me there @wilson_custom_knives. This is Dysphoric Joy's thread, and if he doesn't want this here I can edit it out and start a new one, no problem at all. This just seemed like the most convenient place to put it and keep it from getting lost. Your call DJ, no issues whatsoever.

    Sam Wilson
     
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    So here is the starting point. A factory puukko blade, and I'll be doing the rest myself. I will try and post pics as I go so that those interested can follow along.

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    Guard or no guard?
     
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    Oooh, so impatient young man! Pics are coming, lol. No guard per se, but a bolster.
     
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    If i read more closely id have noticed you said a guard earlier. Yes im very impatient. :)
     
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    Well then, just for you I will go ahead and post the rough-fitted guard. It will be very close to the handle in size.

    I won't be silver soldering these (to keep costs down) and will be going for a good to very good fit. Perfect fit is too expensive and also isn't necessary to fit the style of the knife, in my opinion. It's also impractical due to the forge scale left on the blade, which isn't perfectly flat.

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    Sam
     
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    That looks awesome sir!
     
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    Thank you! I am looking forward to the completed build.
     
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    .....what he said !
     
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    @Sam Wilson
    SO the big question is what is the price point you are going to be aiming for??
     
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    Excellent question. Right now I'm shooting for the $200-$225 mark. Depending on machining and the accessories, we'll see what happens.

     
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