Some new Knives coming soon..Some feedback please..

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  1. Lisa West

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    We are going to start making some Nessmuks's again and start making Kephart knives too..Also when we ordered some O1 today I ordered a piece of thin 3/32" stock to make some lightweight bird & trout style knives..On another note we are in the process of ordering quench plates and foil so we can heat treat A2, though thats a few weeks out..I plan on having some of the A2 tested to make sure Im hitting my target numbers before we start using it..
    On the other knives..What size thickness would you like to see used? 1/8", 5/32", 3/16" etc..Any other designs your interested in seeing? Changes to the Nessmuk or Kephart style you would like to see?
    Thanks and feedback is certainly appreciated..
     
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    i think a nice small bowie style and a mora style blade would be great and a bush lore style.
     
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    I like to be suprised but my wish list is.

    Axe
    Adz
    Kephart
    Nesmuck
    That iddy bitty tin knife
    some thing fixed blade 4 1/2" nandle 3 1/2" blade 1 inch wide mild drop point

    All carbon steel of course.

    Let me take care of the IRS and 2 high school grad presents and with Lisas help I am going to make it happen .:51:
     
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    The bird and trout interest me.
    As do the Nessmuk since I have been eyeballing them but don't know if I want one yet.
    I would be interested in seeing what you come up with in a neck knife and the mora/puukko.

    I sat surprise us with something all your own and sell it like crazy since I know it would be gorgeous, sharp and useful.
     
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    not sure if you ever made one but... i liked the style of the bark river pro scalpal II. thinking of a 3.5- 3.75 inch handle and 3.25 in blade with a 3 inch working edge. possibly a beefy amboyna burl or perhaps a black ash burl handle with mosaic pins..........just off the top of my head :4:.. full height convex too.
     
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    My thoughts exactly! I prefer 1/8" thickness for my knives and I like O1 steel.

    A hook knife would be really nice as well.
     
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    Like to see a bigin like the Hudson Bay
     
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    Howdy Lisa....
    although I've never seen you Nessmuk design my vote for thickness would be 1/8"....I look forward to seeing them when you get a few crafted up.
    Have a great weekend!
     
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    1/8" for kephart
    1/16" or 3/32" for nessmuk

    I'd like to see a 1/8" woodlore clone and a 1/4" golok.
     
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    I have a great Nessie and Hudson Bay knife. My next knives will be a small necker patch knife and a smallish upswept fixed blade to use as a hunting knife. Something like the trade knife design. If I could decide on exact sizes and shapes I would order one.... open to suggestions!
     
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    A patch knife would be sweet. I'm trying to put together a nice muzzleloading kit. Yeah, I'm lazy and use pre cut patches but if I had a nice patch knife I'd learn how to do it proper like.

    Tapatalk ate my spelling and grammar.
     
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    Hello Lisa,
    A Kephart in 1/8" or 3/16" with a 4.75" handle and 4.5 to 4.75" blade.
    That bird knife sounds great to but without too"bendy" of a blade. In 01, of course :).

    Regards,

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    Kephart should be 1/8 and nessy 1/16 or 1/8.

    You could make a larger 7" western bowie out of 3/16.

    Also a nice woodlore/bushcraft knife in 1/8 would be sweet

    you could also do a 5" drop point hunter style in 3/16. That is what I used to make my main woodsknife. very tough and sturdy and a good size.
     
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    Id like to see the kephart ad nessmuck in 5/32 still tough wnough for most bushcraft chores without being too thick for alot of the intended uses especially the nessmuck although a 3/16th neasmuck sure ia a sweet buahcraft knife
     
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    I may be the minority here....but I'd love to see carving tools. Sloyd knife, spoon knife, spoon and bowl gouges (especially the gouges).
     
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    I'd be really interested in a Nessmuk. I'll second Kerri's suggestion of the 5/32 I want more versatility out of a blade and I think that would fit the bill.
     
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    Drop point or similar that is 3/16" thick. Blade length around five inches. Handles are up to you.
     
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    +1 Do you have any pictures of the Nessmuk's you've made?
     
  19. Lisa West

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    Thats kinda what we are hoping to use the A2 for :4:
     
  20. Lisa West

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    Thanks to all! Good ideas. Ill look, I know I have some pics of the Nessmuks we have done in the past..I have 5/32 O1 coming in, along with 1/8" O1 so we are good there..I also have some 5/32" 52100..I dont know how many of you have exp with 52100 but its a great steel too..Im getting all this and keeping it wrote down for referance..keep those ideas coming :dblthumb:
     
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    I didnt make it but heres a few
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    Thanks Kerri. I guess my post was a little unclear. My intention was to echo your opinion on the Kepharts and Nessmuks. My question was directed towards Lisa, wondering if she had any pictures of the Nessmuks she's made.

    ... never hurts to see a little Turley goodness though! That one you got there sure is nice.
     
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    Sorry haha
     
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    ive heard 52100 might even be a tab better than A2
     
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    I have a recent Kephart in 1/8 inch stock- 4.5 inch blade, 4.5 inch handle. It was for my wife, who is finding she loves it for slicing and kitchen prep work. I think it is still heavy enough to make a good outdoor blade, and would not really see a benefit to going thinner on the blade. JMO/ YMMV.
     
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    I know this is part of the creek with custom knives, but I'd love to see you guys do something entry level like your hawks you've been making in the past year, maybe with a few patterns for choices. May not be possible price wise, but a plain jane handle (or blade and rivets only) with a lower performance steel that would be forgiving on beginning knife sharpeners.
     
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    5/32 Nessmuk ! With ironwood scales !
     
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    How about Lignum Vitae scales?
     
  29. Lisa West

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    Here is all the pictures I could find of the nessmuks..I know we had more..Sorry about the top pic being small, its all Ive got of that one..
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    Kind of a larger camp butcher knife style Nessmuk
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    I really really like that top one
     
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    ..Great slicer with a full flat grind, thin edge..They are a very handy knife to have in camp..I think they excel at processing game and food.
     
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    Hi, new here, but really liking your stuff!

    I like small knives, so I toss my hat into the "patch knife" pile. :)
     
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    Definately 52100 steel 1/8" nesmuck...don't know if thats a choice but for skinning,fleshing etc..will do great.
     
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    This is the first thing that popped into my mind as well. Something like the tiny French knife found on Track of the Wolf, but I would like it with a 2.8-2.9' blade with a 2 1/2- 2 3/4" edge and about 6" overall with 1/16" steel, but I like small fixed blades though. This is about the same specs as my CS mini hunter, but I think this patch knife would be a better slicer.
     
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    A 3/32" Nessmuk with lots of belly is about as good as it gets for a fieldcraft knife IMO! Some people don't care for the looks, but they function as well as anything I've tried. No Scandi grinds on a Nessmuk though, they are made for slicing, skinning, some wood work, general camp/kitchen chores, etc.

    JGON
     
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    I agree
     
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    Definitely go for the Hudson Bay type knife, but in 1/8 A2steel. I also would like to see a rifleman's long knife in 3/32 steel in a 6-8 inch blade, but make the profile about 1 3/4 wide to add a little weight but keep the thinness too to be a good camp slicer/kitchen knife. Maybe out of L6 or 52000.
     
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    +1 on the hook knife
     
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    A trade knife type for the 18th century guys. I like the Rifleman knife you did. I'd like a straight tang to put antler scales on.
     

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