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Smokestacks and the Whatnot

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by lessismore, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Have you put it down for more than a few minutes, yet? I bet it feels better than it looks and it looks damn good.
     
  2. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    It really does! It's got my monkey paw prints all over it, I keep pulling it out of the drawer and start grinning!
     
  3. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Funny, I grin when pulling it out of the drawers too! :confused:

    Really nice knife, well done, John!
     
  4. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    A close up shot of leather, bronze, micarta and mesquite.
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    Black leather .100"
    Bronze .008"
    Micarta .125"
     
  5. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I love the look of the bronze.
     
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  6. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Still have a lot of shaping to do in the handle to give her some nice curves.
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  7. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    HOLY COW!!! You're getting good at this.
     
  8. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    You're definitely developing your style, John! Gonna be another looker for Sure!

    One of the things I love about the Whatnot is the ample handle, feels great in the hand without being clumsy. I suspect it's going to handle great with gloves on as well because of that same taper of the handle down to the guard that all but makes the knife stay in your hand !
     
  9. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks Mack. if I start going backwards, give me a boot to the arse.

    For such a smooth handle on that, your hand seems to find a solid grip pretty easy I thought. It always bugs me when you find a knife with a nice blade shape and great grinds, and then a short, blocky handle that doesn't have any shape to it.

    As far as finding a style goes, I don't know if I'd recognize any similarity between any two of my knives! I feel like I'm all over the place, but i'm ok with that.
     
  10. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Exactly! (On the block handle part). Here is yours compared to the Blackjack:
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    The thick part of the edge of your hand and palm just pushes your thumb and forefinger nicely towards the guard. Nice fit for sure.
     
  11. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ok, this is weird but that picture reminds me of two movies.

    The Blackjack is nice and classic, but almost robotic like Star Wars.
    The Whatnot is classy, but with smoke and danger, like Casablanca.
     
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  12. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I shall always give you my honest opinion. Don't give me a reason to give you a bad review.
     
  13. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Getting there with this one.
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  14. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    That's looking great! You fast!

    Gotta ask, how do you figure your angles to cut your center piece of wood?
     
  15. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    They match up with the angle of the guard, I dry fit the compressed leather pieces and then fit the wood piece until it matches up when it's slid on in either direction.
     
  16. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    Ah! Thanks!
    I always overlook the KISS method!
     
  17. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Couldn't have her too polished up, I'll get a better picture but the tang and end plate are textured.
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  18. lessismore

    lessismore Enjoy Every Sandwich Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
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  19. Scott Hanson

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

    Sep 6, 2014
    Another nice looking knife, very nice job John.
     
  20. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    NICE! The mesquite and leather are a nice pairing. Love the textured bronze!
     

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