Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

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Re: Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

Postby eljefe » Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:49 pm

Rustam,
This time,file uploaded after 2 days of trying-note the graph paper etc 8)
A bit sleeker than the Charles Atlas Model but still has a bit of a belly Grumpy :wink:
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j1/el ... _knife.jpg
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Postby Mack The Knife » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:50 am

Nice one, Asif.

Will get back to this knife thread once I have completed all my drawing work. Should be done by tonight.

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Postby eljefe » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:21 pm

Rustam,
Thinking of leaving it slabless, just the 10mm lanyard hole and round off the birds head?
Lets see if Pradeep will give me one in damascus ...
Can ask him for a 5mm blade and 3 mm tang, then put some decent handles.
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Re: Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

Postby Mack The Knife » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:27 pm

Asif,

It's a good design - almost reminiscent of my Hattori - but requires two things:

1) A subtle stop to prevent the hand slipping onto the blade (especially if you were using an icepick grip).

2) Your handle still looks a bit short. Needs to be about 4.25" long at least.

I would go for a tapered tang. If you want to drop weight, you could always drill holes into it.

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Postby eljefe » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:02 am

Not to scale Rustam,
You want to add a choil or a bit of a guard?no sweat, dont like a choil though...
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Postby Mack The Knife » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:27 am

A guard, Asif.

Takes a very experienced user to use that kind of knife and even then you could hear the occassional "Ouch! Shit! Ouch!". ;)

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Postby eljefe » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:05 pm

Rustam,
Hopefully, as a presentation piece , it'll stay in the display unit of the drawing room or , the trusty Godrej [value addition :0 !!]

As my fav rave goes-if push comes to shove...then both parties to the act may well go ouch etc etc!;)
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Re: Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

Postby HSharief » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:17 pm

Rusty,

I think that your very first design is the perfect one. Very nice lines. My vote is for that one. I was thinking of having three different designs, a "decent" sized Bowie, a mid sized like your first design and a smaller 2" Toad stabber. But then like Grumpy pointed out, the Bowie and the 2" will not be "practical". So, I'd say we should keep it simple and your first design is a perfect example. Maybe a thin fillet knife, perhaps. Sorry, no design. Maybe something like this one.

Image

or this one
Image

Just do a google search and get "inspired" by a simple design. I'd say, ask once more for designs, then freeze the thread, start another one asking for votes (orders) on each one.

Jonah's blacksmith will become a millionaire, what will all the orders pouring in. ;)

I also like the "lazer" engraving idea.
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Re: Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

Postby Mack The Knife » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:05 am

I'd say, ask once more for designs, then freeze the thread, start another one asking for votes (orders) on each one.


Sounds good to me.

Bit too late in the year to start production on one, so we can keep this thread running until I return early in 2007 and then put it to a vote. Hopefully, it will also give me the time to check the quality of the Mizo bowie.

Incidentally, the first pic wont show but that's a really nice looking fillet knife. Got a name for it?

Thanks.

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Re: Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

Postby HSharief » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:31 pm

Hi Rusty, I just did a google search for "Fillet knife" and put the two simplest ones I found. Here are the URLs.

http://www.seamountknifeworks.com/Image ... esized.jpg

http://www.tabletools.com/ttools/images ... /19432.jpg

Again I'd say, your very first design is perfect (for me atleast).
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Postby Mack The Knife » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:57 pm

Glad you liked it. Needs a bit of tweaking to the handle geometry though.

I am afraid I am getting a Gateway Timeout for the first link.

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Re: Design proposals for the IFG members knife.

Postby HSharief » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:06 pm

Rusty, just try to go to the Seamount Knifeworks website at http://www.seamountknifeworks.com/. Click on Gallery, the first page is Fillet Knifes, the pic I posted is a 4". The rest of the knives on this website are awesome too. I'm sure you'll like them.
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Postby Mack The Knife » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:45 pm

Thanks, Sharieff. Will do just that.

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Postby snIPer » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:35 pm

I Guess the progress on the IFG knife is on par with the IFG sticker :-)
On my Epitaph - Off to Happy Hunting Grounds.
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Postby HSharief » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:01 pm

Too many cooks ;)
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