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Old 02-28-2016, 12:11 PM
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sub hilts

Hi Steve,

Do you normally use a narrower material for the sub hilt than you use for the guard? Some appear the same thickness, some don't.

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Old 02-28-2016, 01:30 PM
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I recently got steves sub hilt video, and he used the same stock for both, (5/16"x3/4" I think it was) but I'm guessing itll work just fine if one was wider than the other.
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Thanks Damon, I have been studying the video also. In some of the professional pictures over the years the sub hilt appears smaller than the guard, of course it could be camera angle etc...


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Old 02-29-2016, 09:07 AM
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yup.... the angled perspective of those nice photos (when I traced the outlines) gave wonky proportions, but now ive managed a template which looks right, and fits both the eye, and hand right.

just got some $$ in so now I'm off to order my guard stock.
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yup.... the angled perspective of those nice photos (when I traced the outlines) gave wonky proportions, but now ive managed a template which looks right, and fits both the eye, and hand right.

just got some $$ in so now I'm off to order my guard stock.
You sound like you're hooked. I'm watching Steve's video again as I type this. I should have done so before starting this thread!


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Old 02-29-2016, 09:45 AM
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Yes and yes. On a big fighter I typically use 3/8" for the guard and either 3/8", or 5/16" for the sub-hilt, whatever you like.
Just ask and I'll send you a tracing of my pattern, if you like.


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Yes and yes. On a big fighter I typically use 3/8" for the guard and either 3/8", or 5/16" for the sub-hilt, whatever you like.
Just ask and I'll send you a tracing of my pattern, if you like.
Thanks Steve,

I would appreciate that, could I talk you out of a tracing of the Big Bear and one of the Baby Bear?

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Sure, but I don't have a Baby Bear pattern and am not aware of an "official" one. I have a tracing of the knife on the cover of Bob's book, but it's basically a Boot Knife with sub-hilt.


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That's perfect! You're sub hilt patterns for the most part are somewhat different from Bob's aren't they. I like the blade to handle ratios in your pictures.

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Some of them are from Bobs hands to mine, others are just modifications, with longer blade, etc.


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Sure, but I don't have a Baby Bear pattern and am not aware of an "official" one. I have a tracing of the knife on the cover of Bob's book, but it's basically a Boot Knife with sub-hilt.
I have that book, I really like that knife on the cover. Stag is probably my favorite handle material.


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Old 03-08-2016, 10:18 PM
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Stag is a long-time favorite, it seems. Mine, too!


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Thanks Steve,

I would appreciate that, could I talk you out of a tracing of the Big Bear and one of the Baby Bear?

My address is :
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P.O. Box 234
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Did you forget me?


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Not yet, just very busy. I apologize.


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Not yet, just very busy. I apologize.
Don't apologize, sorry to be a pest.


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