Here is the first full-size ‘Mountain’ knife.
This is intended to be my ‘off into the mountains for a month’ belt knife.
From the start, this pattern was planned to be in 3/16″ at 115% scale of the original drawing.
This first-finished large version is 110% with a slightly straightened spine.
3/16″ O1, oven soaked, oil quenched
3.8″ high flat ground blade, 8.4″ OAL
spine jimping between the handle and the drop
gently rounded spine forward of the drop where the grind meets the spine
burgundy linen micarta with 3/16″ brass pins
The choil was cut with a 1/4″ file to fit a 1/4″ ferro rod – not sure how that will work out yet.
600grit hand-rubbed finish all around
with it’s 85% 3″ cousin (full spine curve):
Working on this tiny thing is fiddly! Not much room to hold it.
Sanded to 360 on one side. The other side will get the same treatment before heat-treat.
I think Mr. Nix is gonna have to use thinner leather than usual to sheath his little knife: http://www.facebook.com/NixLeather
This is my largest design yet.
110% of the original drawing.
Aldo’s 1084, ~0.135″ thick at the spine.
Rounded spine on the drop
Cocobolo scales with 3/16″ brass pins
I wanted a knife to slice 1″ free-hanging rope, but couldn’t commit to a fighter style, so this hybrid is the result. It’s something of a carving knife with a mean-looking tip.
The first 85% (my new ‘small’ size) Hunter pattern in Aldo’s 1084 and black G10.
Blade: 2.6″, ~0.135 thick at the spine.
1/8″ brass pins
Handle sanded to 360, blade to 1000.
This is a really nice EDC size. It is just the right dimensions to give exceptional control of the entire blade while still compact and convenient to have around all the time.