RTAK type blade

Discussion in 'Siegle Knives' started by Bill Siegle, May 11, 2020.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Had this idea running around between my ears and put it to steel this week. I enjoy the RTAK and Junglas choppers and the concept of a large knife for jungle use. I used 1/4in 5160 for blade stock. For scales I used 1/4in thick black canvas Micarta with some subtle sculpting. The thin but wide grip work well in my hand with or without gloves. It’s a nice balance between a knife and pure chopper I believe. I gave it a slight unsharpened false edge too. Overall it is 15 7/8in long. The blade is 10in tip to handle. Weight is 22oz. The blade is 2in at it’s widest section. I used a cold bluing solution for a dark finish.
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  2. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Very nice knife. I like it.

    n2s
     
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  3. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Very Sweet!!!!
     
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  4. t1mpani

    t1mpani Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    That’s sexy Bill...
     
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  5. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Very nice. I think that is my favorite of your blade shapes I have seen :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  6. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Dam! That's a good looking knife. Some day, I'd like to try out one of your blades or two.
     
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  7. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Everything you need........nothing you don't. Nice!;)
     
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  8. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    Love this
     
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