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Karambit-like object in forged ti alloy

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Mecha, Jul 11, 2019 at 1:45 AM.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hello all,

    I have here a strange knife that is sort of a straight karambit-like object.

    This was made a couple years ago for a boat captain to give as a gift to another boat captain who liked karambits. Well, turns out the captain who was to receive the knife turned into a big asshole, and boat captain #1 rightly decided to keep the knife for himself.

    Eventually the knife was given back to me because boat captain #1 had no use for it! It has sat since around in a drawer for a couple years until I happened upon it recently. It was never used.

    This knife was forged from 90Ti 10Nb titanium alloy bar stock that I normally use for swords. The material does not forge the same way steel does, which accounts for the straightness of the karambit. It was impossible to get the blade to arc downwards more than it does. However it does work, and has a nice big hole for your booger hook, and a weird oval handle wrap made of rubber, nylon, and leather. The leather can be taken off without disturbing the handle superstructure if someone wants to wrap it with something else, which I wouldn't blame them.

    The blade exhibits an imperfect, slippery shiny gray oxide left from heat treatment, and is sharp enough to cut through clothing and disembowel an enemy ninja or whatever it is karambits are for. I don't know, I'm not a karambiteer. I'm more of a "duct tape a machete to your back under your T-shirt" kinda guy.

    The finger hole has some chatter marks, and it is generally cosmetically imperfect. It was a pain to make, since all my equipment is set up to make long blades, not ring knives. It's very doubtful I'll ever make anything like this again. Ever.

    So here it is, if anyone is interested in this funny blade. It comes with a bison leather storage pouch/sleeping bag made by Ms. Oye, so if it ends up in a drawer for more years to come, it can rest in style. But it shouldn't, because I bet someone out there would really like this knife. :) Imagine the possibilities! Tactical mushroom knife? Ultra line cutter? Panfish blaster? Super stylin' diving knife? ...or?

    Price is SOLD shipped to usa, overseas might have to add some extra shipping.

    Paypal is: [email protected]

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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  2. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Very nice looking knife, it's the perfect alloy for a marine grade knife.
     
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  3. Jon E Walker

    Jon E Walker Gold Member Gold Member

    54
    Jan 11, 2019
    Hard to tell size from the pictures. What are the dimensions?
     
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  4. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hello,

    The oal is just shy of 8", space between ring and ricasso is 2 3/4", ring inner diameter is just under 1 1/8", blade length is about 3 1/4".
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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  5. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Thank you sir. I envision it on someone's boat, hanging by the ring, or maybe in a pack for woods use, or even in a tackle box.
     
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  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    I would take the next one, please...;) :D
     
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  7. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Ha! :D Can I interest you in something else, like say, a titanium ninja sword...from the future? o_O
     
  8. blarkk

    blarkk Platinum Member Platinum Member

    84
    Oct 28, 2012
    As a matter of fact, yes. Yes you can.
     
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  9. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    I can say they have some pretty nice bladed hardware in Neo Tokyo, what with the neo ninjas on the loose as the neo samurai battle for control of neo Japan.
     
  10. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Interesting.

    Check the surplus bin again to see what else is lurking?

    I'd Buy a Tanto type thing from you but no real use for a sword.
     

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