THE Hollow Handle Knife Thread

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Sam Wilson, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    OK, for all those that are interested in HH knives, here is a thread just about them. If you don't like HH knives, or don't find them practical, please go elsewhere. This thread isn't about starting arguments, or debating whether HH knives are useful or not, this is about past, present, or future HH knives. Whether you've owned them, will own them, use them, or just like looking at pictures of them and talking about them, that's what this thread is for, along with all the kits that are so fun to make and store in the handle. And let me just get this out of the way early on: Yes, I do make and sell HH knives. I started making them because I absolutely love them. I think they are some of the coolest knives ever! And yes, I absolutely would love to make YOU a HH knife.

    But whether you want one of my knives or not, or like them, or whatever, I would like to welcome anyone who enjoys HH knives, likes looking at pics or videos of them, or wants to learn more about them, please feel free to join the discussion. Additionally, please feel free to post pics, videos, or whatever of these type knives, whether they be users, safe queens, or you no longer own it, WHATEVER! I look forward to discussing it with all of you.

    I will start, and with a knife by another maker, no less. This is the Chris Reeve Project II. I have used this knife on numerous trips, whether backpacking, camping, or hiking. When I have a few minutes, I will post up the kit inside.

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    Let the GAMES begin!

    Sam :thumbup:
     
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  2. klute

    klute

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    Dec 25, 2011
  3. SENGVIN

    SENGVIN Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2011
    I'm In :D HH all the way !
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  4. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Here's one of mine:

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  5. A.l.e.x.

    A.l.e.x.

    884
    Jan 1, 2013
    Hello!

    Wilkinson Sword Dartmoor II:

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    (different HH concept)

    Custom CAS forged HH integral sub-hilt:

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    Regards,
    Alex
     
  6. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    Excellent thread, Sam.
    No need for the caveat IMO; that you make HH knives doesnt matter - you have clearly demonstrated, that you have a genuine interest in using the HH knives. Not least in 'the other' HH practical knife thread, where you have hitherto shown remarkable restrant. Keep up the good work:D

    Here is my Buckmaster again - I might put together a kit for the handle

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    I also bought a CR Shadow III at some point, so your CR is good to see - especially as its a user.
     
  7. bowie69

    bowie69

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    Jan 23, 2009
    I have a new favorite thread! :cool:

    Great knives, guys. Please, keep them coming....

    I will add a pic or two later.
     
  8. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Sam,

    You're foolish to think this thread won't start arguments and debates. After I read it and see the photos, my wife and I will be arguing and debating if I really need ANOTHER hollow handle knife. :D

    Let the games begin, indeed! :devilish:
     
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  9. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    Klute, cool find on Wikipedia. They actually had something good to say about HH knives, and some great makers.

    Nice pics, Alex and SENGVIN! I'm in love with that Hibben Rescue knife...

    Those Reeves are great as users, and I'm not much on coatings, but Duracoat is one of my favorites. It's fairly thin, so it wears well.

    LOL, I know. They are the heroin of the knife world, lol! :D
     
  10. Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 3, 2012
    I have been working on a blade blank in my spare time in the shop, and I'm curious what you guys would think of it. I don't have much done on it yet, but I am thinking of doing one with some Buckmaster influence. I will change it up a little, as I don't like just "redoing" somebody else's design. I'm thinking a 7 1/2" bowie style blade, with a slightly shorter clip on it, and probably skipping the large serrations on the clip, as I don't want to weaken it. I would put a sawback on there, (one that works), and offer a satin finish and also a subdued, grayish black acid etched finish. Obviously with my style guard and handle options, and optional MOA system. And a full flat grind would make it a mean cutter. Any thoughts?
     
  11. shanny19

    shanny19

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    Nov 29, 2003
    I absolutely love my Microtech ADO, and the Jim Beam Green Label therein.
     
  12. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    Sam,

    Tell us about your sawteeth. Do you offer more than one style? What type of sawteeth do you feel are the most effective and efficent for wood?
     
  13. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    Making an interpretation of the classic Buckmaster sounds like a great idea. Cant wait to see it:thumbup:
    Some knifemakers put together WIP threads/videoes (*hint, hint*):D
    Dropping the sawteeth on the clip for a stronger cleaner design sounds great.
    As for the clip, Im a fan of the longer clips, but to each his own.
    Look forward to seeing the knife.
     
  14. JTC

    JTC

    Dec 22, 2002
    Great thread, I love hollow handle knives! Here's a pic of my Bianchi nighthawk made by eye brand.

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  15. TAH

    TAH Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    I always liked the looks of that Nighthawk. I'm assuming Bianchi made the sheath. Is the sheath as high quality as one would expect?
     
  16. BladeScout

    BladeScout

    May 16, 2010
    I would say yes. Ive seen both very heavy duty leather sheaths and a good quality nylon holster for the Nighthawk.
    The latter comes with a pouch and the same very nifty belt attacment point, that the Bianchi holster for the US service pistol has.
     
  17. KDucky's brother

    KDucky's brother

    160
    Oct 29, 2013
    I've had this first gen Buckmaster since buying it new back in 84-85ish. Its the very first version with the compass in the cap. Carried deer hunting for a bit. Also during a 2 week tactical school outing way back then. Still has the original kit that came in the handle.
    Too heavy..too big for my taste..too thick..serrations don't really work..and I hate the balance.
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  18. klute

    klute

    520
    Dec 25, 2011
    Sam I am partial to serrated clips [5160 is tuff steel], knurled handles, and stonewash.

    Make it look a bit meaner? This *may* take away some function you are after but can add another dimension of function while you mix in some ARTISTIC SNARL ...these knives are all business but still there is an artistry about them just the same i think you agree?
     
  19. bowie69

    bowie69

    208
    Jan 23, 2009
    Loving all the pics on this thread.

    Ebay often has parts from a Bianchi Nighthawk for sale. I've thought about buying them and assembling a complete knife. I think it would total about $80 or so, which, if the result is half-way decent, is a pretty good deal.

    Ironically, I saw a current knife magazine in the bookstore today (can't recall the title - sorry!) with an article called "The Return of the Hollow Handle Knife," or words to that effect. It reviewed the Schrade, Boker Apparo, Lile, and one other I hadn't heard of before (again, forgot the name despite my best attempts).
     
  20. cpd670

    cpd670

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    Jul 9, 2011
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    MY Randall model 18 with Spec Ops sheath. I have a fid coming so I can wrap the handle.
     
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