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Hollow handle survival knife

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by The Shatz, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    910
    Oct 1, 2017
    looking for a suggestion on who's making nice hollow handle survival knifes? I know ed Martins son used to make great ones but really haven't seen anybody but Randall making them lately? Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    910
    Oct 1, 2017
    Not quite what I'm thinking something more inline with the Randall model 18
     
  3. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Vaughn Neeley....I have a couple. :cool:

    Here are a couple that are long sold out by Allen Elishewitz, one being a collaboration with Shane Siebert.

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  4. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    910
    Oct 1, 2017
    That's what I'm looking for very nice!!
     
  5. navman

    navman Gold Member Gold Member

    612
    Mar 4, 2013
    Newt Martin made some of the nicest hollow handle survival knives, unfortunately the knife world lost him and they are difficult to find.

    Other options to consider is the older Chris Reeve fixed blades (single billet) hollow handled knives, or Wilson Custom knives.
     
  6. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Was gonna say Chris Reeve. Are CRK integral hollow handles still being made?
     
  7. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    910
    Oct 1, 2017
    Agreed navy man I'd love to find one at a affordable price. A Martin popped up for sale yesterday but Its really pricey!!!
     
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  8. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    I did this one. I'm planning to make one more from Damascus, but that will likely be it. No one wants to pay for what they cost to make. This was milled from a 15lb block, into ~24oz and took 16 hours in the machining center (running conservative feeds and speeds.)

    This worked as a proof of concept and my machining set up, but wasn't absurdly wasteful enough to scratch that itch so on to Turkish twist. :D

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  9. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Nice job on that....I know Edmund Davidson feels the same way. ;)
     
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  10. garyc01

    garyc01 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    26
    Aug 9, 2016
    I have some coming out for Blade Show and of course will have some for sale before also. I knew Newt and he taught me how to make them and provided me with tons of information to advance my learning curve. That was the type of guy that he was to pass on knowledge freely to others. Here is a picture of the first one made. Haven’t sharpened yet until I finish the sheath this weekend.
     
  11. garyc01

    garyc01 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    26
    Aug 9, 2016
    I have some coming out for Blade Show and of course will have some for sale before also. I knew Newt and he taught me how to make them and provided me with tons of information to advance my learning curve. That was the type of guy that he was to pass on knowledge freely to others. Here is a picture of the first one made. Haven’t sharpened yet until I finish the sheath this weekend.
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  12. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    910
    Oct 1, 2017
    Very well done what did you use for blade steel?
     
  13. garyc01

    garyc01 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    26
    Aug 9, 2016
    These are CPM154 with cryo treatment. First 5 approximately.190 thickness and the next 5 are going to be approximately.250.
     
  14. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator

    Apr 18, 2011
    Mark Knapp makes a cool variation on one with a 1911 grip handle. I'd love one of those someday!
     

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