Newest Big Ugly knife in the works

Discussion in 'Blades' started by BigUglyOne, Feb 24, 2006.


  1. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Here is the newest one I'm working on, a BEEFY spear point fighter

    Made from 1/4" O1 tool steel stock, 1 1/4" deep and about 10" long overall with a 5.5" blade.

    You should be able to beat this to death and never have it fail.

    This will have a brass guard and rosewood Dymondwood grips when its done
    100_1183_small_440. 100_1185_small_197. 100_1187_small_393.
     
  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Looking very promising Big.......yep...promising... [angel]


    Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's cool - I'm working on a fighter myself. I want to finish a couple, get a sheath maker to donate Kydex and send them to soldiers in Iraq. When you get a commander over there to award knives to these guys the looks on theor faces are priceless!
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [winkthumb] coming along great!
     
  5. roscoe

    roscoe Monkey+++ Founding Member

    That's cool Valkman!
     
  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Looks good, did you buy that as a blank?
     
  7. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Thanks for the great comments !!!

    Ghost, nope I cut it from a 1/4" X 1 1/4" X 18" bar of O1 tool steel
     
  8. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Cool, good job.
     
  9. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    An estimate of weight, please --- :D
     
  11. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Pretty hefty, I don't have anything to weigh it with.

    Lighter than my Glock ... does that help ? [LMAO]
     
  12. roscoe

    roscoe Monkey+++ Founding Member

    It looks like you could use it as a pry bar if you had to. A very usefull knife. Looks good!
     
  13. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Here's my second try at a prototype fighter - 6" blade, 12" overall. 1 1/2" wide blade (well almost), thumb ramp on top. I have ceramic media coming so hopefully I'll blast 'em and apply Gunkote in Black, OD Green or Gray. :)

    That's a 4" hunter with it for comparison.

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    Tell me if you like it! I've been getting feedback from a 'Nam vet who seems to know what he's talking about and he likes it.
     
  14. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    What a comparison between it and the little hunter! That looks like you should be able to chop a humvee apart with it b:: OD green would look awesome !
     
  15. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Looks good, the only thing I could think of that MAY be a potential problem would be the tip. It looks to come pretty gradual to a fine tip and may make it a bit vulnerable to the tip breaking with heavy/combat use. You might want to taper the top into it a bit so the angle is a bit less acute so it could make the tip a little more durable. I dont know how thick it will be at the tip either though or if you will be able to heat treat it well enouph to solve that and Im sure for normal use it wouldnt be a problem but since you mentioned sending them to soldiers I could see them haveing to stand up to brutal use when the job has to get done right now and thats the only tool thats at grab distance so being used as a screw driver or prybar or what not. Looks great though. [beer]
     
  16. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Heat treat will be by Paul Bos as these are ATS-34, and hopefully when I flat grind it I will leave enough meat in the tip area so it will be strong. We'll see, as I've never flat ground anything before! :)

    Sorry BUO, didn't mean to hijack your thread. I thought maybe if I showed what I was making it would give you some ideas. [winkthumb]
     
  17. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ok....BUO??

    Is it finished yet?? :D
     
  18. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Had to wait for my refractory cement to get here so I could differentially heat treat it.

    It came in the mail yesterday and I heat treated at 5:00 this morning. Everything looks great and it's in the oven right now at 400.

    The harmon looks great, I did it in a cloud pattern.
     
  19. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I can't wait to see it!!

    You ARE going to post pictures....right?
     
  20. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Here it is ... still ugly from the heat treat and tempering.

    You can see the harmon line pretty well in the pics, though.
    100_1190_harmon_close_up_122. 100_1191_harmon_close_up_827.
     
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