Late knife pic of the day!
Maxi Melee just under 14" OAL, 7 1/4" blade, 3/16" thick. The steel is 1095, clay hardened, acid etched. The hamon is visible under the splatter finish. The handles are silver LSCF with some blue accents in it, red spacer, 4-40 screws, mosaic pin. The first in this config! :-)
This is a proto with a one sided scale with jade G10. I haven't made any others with a full onlay so far. The backspacer is a blue lexan moonglow. It's not the bright yellow moonglow, a much more soft blue glow that goes nicely with the rest of the frame. The Bruiser features 1/4" pivot and stop pins and 8-32 frame screws. It rides on Teflon bushings with no "banana slots" in the blade. The blade is 1095, clay harded.
This is not a standard Henchman, it was hand drawn with a sharpie to fill out the 1 1/4" X .150 material I used. 11" overall with a 5 3/4" blade. Compared to a standard Henchman handle, this one is a bit longer, wider top to bottom and little more flair at the but. Feels great in the hand and balances right at the finger notch for a very lively feel. The steel is 1095, triple cycled and clay hardened. The grain structure in the softer area of the blade is very visible, the hard area, shiny. The handle is some strange black G10 with very slight green layers. It's hard to see in person but it shows up in the photos....... Stainless pins and mosaic pins and red spacers round out the handle treatment! It get's a Holstex IWB sheath with single belt loop
Part of the delay on the Mini Skirms was getting my old grinder back up and running. I do ALL of my main grinds freehand but use a block grinder for the top edges and swedges. For the past year or so, I had to do the top grinds by hand as well. I could do it but having the block system back online allows me to go a bit crazier. Couldn't be happier right now with the grinds overall. This is the first without a THUMBHOLE! ;-)
A review of my bolstered Mini Skirmish model, thanks Jim!!!!
The specs once again...... The blade is 3 1/2" from the tip to the top point on the frame. Several people thought it was as big as my Skirmish but nooooo.... 1/8th thick Ti frame, 1/4" pivot pin and stop pin, 8-32 frame screws, teflon bushings. It's overbuilt but very easy to carry! ;-)