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    Default Just got a present



    My son is an amateur hand-crafted knife maker working out of our garage at home. He has rudimentary equipment but has adapted stuff to suit his needs. He's made his own home forge and electro-chemical etching thingy. It's all waaaay over my head

    Anyway, he presented me with his version of a "rescue knife" tonight and I think it's a work of art, but I am his dad after all !

    Overall length is 7.5" with a blade length of 3.5". Blade is crafted from 01 Carbon tool steel and the scales (handle) are in olivewood. The sheath is kydex (spelling?). The lanyard is just a piece of string at the moment but will be a bit smarter eventually. This will be treasured and it's the sharpest thing after a surgeons scalpel if it ever needs to be used. Just got to remember that it has to be dried after use or it will oxidise.




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    Wow.....that's fab!! I think I'd loose the pointy end but your son is a talented guy.
    To Canoe is to be moved!!!

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    Need the pointy end in case attacked by the Llangollen canal monster Bonehead

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    His brother in Bala is a far bigger beast and I've managed to fend him off so far!
    To Canoe is to be moved!!!

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    Clearly a very talented young fellow. Nice to see.
    Well done chap!

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    I meant "Jones the Boat" at Trefor Basin, he hates canoes

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    Thanks Bonehead and Moomoo for your kind words.

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    Cool
    Cheers
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    Ta Tim

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    That's a lovely looking bit of safety kit.

    Might be worth working out how you can make 100% sure its not going to escape in a swim situation...
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    The plan at the moment Mal is to keep it in one the pockets of my bouyancy aid with a short lanyard to one of the D-rings. The kydex sheath is a push and click fit so the blade won't fall out on it's own. If I lose the sheath in use during a capsize/emergency situation my lad will knock me out another one in about 20mins with a bit of luck! If I lose the knife it's a day's work and he'll probably demand cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    That's a lovely looking bit of safety kit.

    Might be worth working out how you can make 100% sure its not going to escape in a swim situation...
    I'd imagine a solution involving magnets could be contrived. It's carbon steel after all.
    "I'm not getting in a boat which is DESIGNED to go upside down."

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    Looks really good so hats off to your son for that. I would also lose the pointy end as (IMHO) a rescue knife is more about cutting than piercing.
    Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

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    Thanks Maxi, I'll be keeping the pointy end though. Lots of different opinions on safety knife shapes but a quick google images view shows more shapes than you can shake a very long stick at. I'll call it my multi-purpose/safety knife now!

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    Hey, Im new here but I really like your rescue knife! Looks really good, congrats! I hope you won't have a need to use it.

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    Hi Johanerar, new myself to. I am hoping that it remains for decorative purposes only to

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    As long as it cuts cheese it will be used, in 16 years of canoeing my knife is the only thing I have not really needed to use in anger (but it's something I would never be without)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    As long as it cuts cheese it will be used, in 16 years of canoeing my knife is the only thing I have not really needed to use in anger (but it's something I would never be without)
    Or if a ringpull comes off a can of lager! That's what the pointy bit is for

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    Quote Originally Posted by meirion View Post
    Or if a ringpull comes off a can of lager! That's what the pointy bit is for
    Lager????? Yuck give me a bottle of pale ale any day (or a nice whisky )
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    When I'm out at the local pub I like to drink the craft beer/artisan ale/real ale whatever name you prefer nowadays but when I'm at home I plump for the cheap packs of lager! 50p per tin is just tooooo attractive to a skinflint like me

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