BEASTMODE ACTIVATED

OGer TeamCup contacted me to make him a knife. And he did what so many of my long-term clients recommend. He gave me a few vague parameters and a budget. So here we have a giant hunk of pure 100% certified organic badass. Ahead of schedule and under budget.

 

Monster Kukri Bowie

Through tang construction

80CrV2 differentially hardened to 58RC

Copper Guard & Pommel

Desert Ironwood Handle

16.25" Overall Length

10" Cutting Edge

6" Handle

3/8" at the thickest portion of the spine

Tapered in both directions

Convex main bevel

Hollow top bevel

Handforged from 9"x2.25"x3/8" parent bar

Oh and for those familiar with my work currently sitting there saying, "WHAT THE FUCK ALTO? YOUR MAKER'S MARK IS MISSING!!!"

Looks like a shortsword of the Ykesha to me.

 

Does it proc 75dd?

I love you OP. 

No homo. 

 

Ok, slight homo. 

As always, your knives look fucking incredible.  I've been meaning to tell you that your actual product shots are very well done as well.  It would be easy just to throw them on a blanket and snap a photo, but you do a great job of placing them in front of interesting backgrounds that don't detract from the knives themselves.  Excellent stuff

that is really great work. I have always wanted a working kukri.

You had me at under budget

ABCTT Mr Lea - 

Finished price?


Inquiring minds would like to know

ABCTT Mr Lea -

Finished price?

and active time spent on it?  it's a beauty.

That's the knife I've wanted from you for a long time.

I'm on a super slow connection, so the pics loaded painfully slow. As it started to fill in, this is what went on inside my head "is that?..... Did he?...... Oh shit, it is!"

As usual, that's one beautiful killing machine.

List price going forward on this particular model is an even 1k.

When I do one like this where I take the maker's choice opportunity to come up with a new model, I always do it on a discount so TC paid a bit less.

Time in it? Shit, I honestly lost track. Here was the process...

Started with a large hunk of steel.

Forged the tang

Forged the profile

Forged the tapers

Forged the blade

Forged the bevels

Annealed

Grind profile

Grind bevels

Normalize

Differentially Harden

Temper

Finish grind

Handsand to 600 grit

Force aging

Polishing

That brought me to right about here:

Top left: Final grinding

Bottom left: Hand finished to 600

Right: Forced Aged & Polished

From there...

Cut guard and pommel stock

Drilled holes for tang slot

Filed holes into rectangular tang slot(this is shit work, most guys who don't make guarded knives don't do it for this reason)

Filed shoulders onto the ricasso of the blade

Press-fit guard to the shoulders

Cut Ironwood

Marked the tang slot to match the tang on all four sides of the wood

Drilled holes for tang slot in both ends

Slotted and connected all holes to make a rectangular interior tang slot

Fit tang to wood

Drilled pommel

Shaped pommel

Stamped pommel

Finished bottom of the pommel

Finished the front of the guard

Faced all mating surfaces on a lapping plate

Dry fit and checked multiple times

Guard press-fit for the final time

Handle and pommel attached with 2 ton marine epoxy

Pommel press-fit on the back via peening

Handle flushed and shaped on grinder

Handfinished the handle

 

 

 

It's a lot of work lol.

MountainMedic - That's the knife I've wanted from you for a long time.

I'm on a super slow connection, so the pics loaded painfully slow. As it started to fill in, this is what went on inside my head "is that?..... Did he?...... Oh shit, it is!"

As usual, that's one beautiful killing machine.


Like waiting for Pamela Anderson's nipples to show up!



I'm quite pleased with this one. It is a damn beast.

IgnorantDeadline - 

Looks like a shortsword of the Ykesha to me.

 

Does it proc 75dd?



Depending on stature, it could be a short sword lol. I can get a hand and a half on it almost when I cup the pommel.



Thing with bowie style knives is, your wrist strength has to be there.



 

Beautiful work sir!

mixedmartialfarts - 


As always, your knives look fucking incredible.  I've been meaning to tell you that your actual product shots are very well done as well.  It would be easy just to throw them on a blanket and snap a photo, but you do a great job of placing them in front of interesting backgrounds that don't detract from the knives themselves.  Excellent stuff



Thanks! I've got a lot of beautiful landscape at my disposal and for that I am grateful. Everything's coming alive again for spring and it's flat out gorgeous. Seen a number of American Bald Eagles in the past month and we'll be getting even more migratory species when the rest comes into bloom.

Nitecrawler - 

I love you OP. 

No homo. 

 

Ok, slight homo. 



Beautiful knife. It pains me that I will never own one.

I am hard as a rock right now.  I think I am going to be putting another order in soon.  It may be time for me to get my kitchen knife and maybe a pairing knife.  

God dammit I get so jealous when I open these threads, and I've already bought one of your knives.