Started Out as a Dagger

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by G L Drew, May 21, 2010.

  1. G L Drew

    G L Drew KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 3, 2005
    Does this ever happen to anyone else: start on a project and part way through change directions and come up with a pattern that you had no intention making? To my surprise this came out of my shop today. (I don't believe the voices in my head had anything to do with this)


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  2. coolhandluke4

    coolhandluke4

    929
    Jan 2, 2010
    That's awesome, what's the handle?
     
  3. David Loukides

    David Loukides

    Mar 17, 2006
    That is Really cool:cool:
     
  4. Tinbasher

    Tinbasher

    Jan 24, 2007
    Looks good but now you need to name it.

    Richard
     
  5. petah

    petah

    Jul 22, 2008
    what would you use that for???
     
  6. Burl Source

    Burl Source

    Dec 7, 2008
    I really like it. Kind of like a short spear but cooler.
    Maybe it could be used as a pig sticker.
     
  7. DrGrip

    DrGrip

    55
    May 19, 2010
    I know a lot of folks that would buy something like that just to put on the mantle next to their other customs.

    Great work and I am digging the handle as well as others.

    Now, pig sticker may not be too far off... Some of them crazy boys hunt the feral critters with only dogs and a knife, this could be a serious option for them...

    Charlie
     
  8. tattooedfreak

    tattooedfreak Steel mutilater is more like it.

    970
    Mar 12, 2010
    How well does it throw?
     
  9. G L Drew

    G L Drew KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 3, 2005
    For a name, how about "Lion Killer" like the short spears the Maasai carry?
    What would you use that for? Beats me, I never had a plan to make it anyway.
    The handle is curly maple with a leather dye finish.
    It throws like a butter knife, end over end.

    It was fun to make and it will go to a show in Asheville with me this week-end so it will be fun to get reactions there too. I appreciate the comments. Thanks.
     
  10. john0270

    john0270

    224
    Feb 9, 2008
    I know what you mean, happens allot to me as a newb. Personally because of the lack of a guard I wouldn't suggest use it for pig sticking, it would of been neat if you had forged some integral guards.
     
  11. Patrice Lemée

    Patrice Lemée

    Aug 13, 2002
    Yes it does and that's when I really feel that the end product really reflects what little artistic creativity I have inside. If that makes any sense. :confused:

    I love the knife, thanks for sharing.
     
  12. godogs57

    godogs57

    621
    Apr 16, 2004
    Beautiful knife....unusual in a good way!
    I remember the first knife I forged...a little drop point hunter that forged out into a samurai sword. I felt like a retard.
     
  13. forex

    forex

    108
    Jun 15, 2006
    Sorry for digging this old thread up but I just found this:

    http://eholdenantiques.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=717

    Looks like the "pig sticker" classification wasn't too far from the mark! Maybe you've accidentally revived this tool Gerry.

    I talked to an old bloke the other night and he reckons he hunted pigs here in oz with a dog and a ball pein hammer!
     
  14. psycho78

    psycho78

    Jun 17, 2006
    Looks like a hell of a thrower!
     
  15. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard

    Jun 17, 2001
    Short range spear. I like it!
     
  16. gixxer

    gixxer

    Sep 21, 2006
    Even seeing this thread again I still love the lines of that knife. um spear. um knife.:D
     
  17. That might make a good grill tool.
     
  18. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    I really dig that ! It ought to sell fast at the show.
     
  19. stealthchaser13

    stealthchaser13

    984
    May 22, 2010
    nice little dagger...er knife...er thrower...er pig sticker; or whatever you choose to call it
     

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