Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

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Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

Post by Storm Crow » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:37 pm

I like making big knives, but of course make small ones too. It's actually more difficult for me to make a 4" blade than a 12" blade. Here are some littler ones that recently left the shop for new homes. All are 80CrV2 steel with marine epoxy-impregnated wraps.

Two tantos. The long, slim one has an 8 7/8" long blade. The little kwaiken is a 4" blade, 4" handle, with hemp cord for the underlay on the wrap and paracord on top.

Imagetantos01 by James Helm, on Flickr

And two rooster spurs. The top one has a 5 1/2" blade, the bottom a 4" like the original. Both have fully sharpened top edges. This was a his-and-hers set, hence the pink camo cord on the bottom one. :D

Imageclippoints by James Helm, on Flickr
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Re: Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

Post by xd dude » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:02 pm

I'm really loving those Rooster Spurs! Great work!

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Post by Asymetryczna » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:23 am

Nice work.
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Re: Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

Post by ancient_serpent » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:07 pm

I love the top one, it's very similar (although much, much nicer looking and probably tougher than) to the one I carry on my SWAT rig.

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Re: Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

Post by moab » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:47 pm

You should run a batch of these and start selling them. I didn't realize you made smaller knives. These are awesome.
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Re: Smaller knives, tantos and rooster spurs

Post by Storm Crow » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:28 pm

Thanks, guys!

Ancient_serpent - I'm going to assume you're carrying a commercially produced knife; mind if I ask which one?

Moab - Got one step closer today to successfully making mid-tech knives; once the basic three are rolling, Rooster Spurs (or Espuelas) will probably be one of the first new designs. 8-)
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