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Old 03-02-2012, 01:20 AM
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Compact inverted hollow handle

This was one of those ideas that came up so I had to build it. I'm sure someone else has done something similar.

O1 blade and 7075 aircraft aluminum handle. I couldn't find tubing with the ID and wall thickness I wanted so I had to bore out some round bar.

In it's collapsed compact configuration with the thread protector on.



Can be clipped onto various things or safely kept in a pocket.




The blade unscrewed, inverted and screwed back into the handle.




The handle cavity can hold a 1/4" EDM stone and fire steel and room for a few other things.



The base has a 1/4" hole and set screw to secure the EDM stone for edge touch up.



The same hole will also hold the fire steel.




The chain saw style teeth on the spine are for shaving real fine tinder.



It's not an art knife, it's purely for function.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:04 AM
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Dude , that is really , REALLY COOL.

Looks to be about a 4" blade?

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:08 AM
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Thanks! You were close, it's 4 1/8".
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:24 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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Well now, what a great idea. You got to use your knifemaking and machining talents on the same project too. Woud make great gifts for the outdoorsman.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:43 PM
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Thanks! Someone on another forum mentioned that it's kind of similar to a Swedish barrel knife. I had no idea what that was and looked it up. Then I realized I had to make one. So I'm about half finished with it.

Stay tuned.
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