My first K-bit

Chris Martin

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Well, after admiring Richard Derespina's K-bit's for god knows how long know. I decided it was time to try one out. I now see why not a lot of makers do them. It was VERY difficult for me, specially being a Rookie. But I think for my first go at it I did just fine.

This is going to one of our Troops-U.S. Army. He bought an Entry-Tool from me and was my first customer. I told him I wanted to show my support and make him a blade to take with him back to the sand box in October. He decided on a K-Bit. I immediately thought....oh great.....Its time to push myself harder than ever. :D It is a gift for him, so I dont think he will be too disappointed :unsure:

Why a lot of people dont find Karambits "Practical" I have always loved the design and seeing what Rich does really inspired me once I got into knife-making.

So, before I babble on any further. Here it is:

Cut from 1/4" x 3" 5160
Red-White & Blue Micarta from FOD AKA Todd from the forum
Kydex sheath w/Tek-Lok
Jeweled finish but you cant see it in the pics:(
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Thanks for looking, Dogs! I really had a blast making this knife.

Chris
 
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Chris Martin

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Thank you, Bill!2thumbs I never know how a blade will turn out when I am done. Sometimes it works out great. Still learning, still practicing and still having a blast:D:D

Chris
 

Fletch Helical

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Wicked looking design Chris, love the handle material too. The only thing I would say to strive for a bit more next time is more of a "claw" design with the blade. Karambit blades tend to "hook" or curve more and come to a fine point. One of the reasons a lot of people tend to find them not practical is because they're best designed for one thing... slashing. Much like an animals claw, the hooked design allows it to pierce and slice/shred easily.

Not saying there is anything wrong with what you did, there is a special place in my heart for karambits. Matter of fact it was just a few weeks ago I just barely caught one of my wife's pillows and sliced open when I was "playing" with my Emerson :unsure: :p.

Ever consider sharpening those points on top? ;).
 

Chris Martin

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Thanks buddy! This was my first attempt at a K-Bit....they will only get better my brother! Funny on you slashing you poor wifes pillows like that....hahaha We will never grow up:D

The points I did put a little bevel on them...but they are not sharpened. I have a couple more designs I am working on. First things first, get a smaller 1" bit....LOL You should have seen me drilling this finger loop. The bit was damn near as long as my press. I got some advice on another forum about starting with a 1/4" and working my way up to a 1" next time...>LOL Drove me crazy drilling that dang thing.

Thanks for the support buddy. I plan on making a lot more of these, all will have something wicked or crazy about the design. 2thumbs

Chris

Wicked looking design Chris, love the handle material too. The only thing I would say to strive for a bit more next time is more of a "claw" design with the blade. Karambit blades tend to "hook" or curve more and come to a fine point. One of the reasons a lot of people tend to find them not practical is because they're best designed for one thing... slashing. Much like an animals claw, the hooked design allows it to pierce and slice/shred easily.

Not saying there is anything wrong with what you did, there is a special place in my heart for karambits. Matter of fact it was just a few weeks ago I just barely caught one of my wife's pillows and sliced open when I was "playing" with my Emerson :unsure: :p.

Ever consider sharpening those points on top? ;).
 
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sumoj275

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Looks good, personally I like the less "hook" but that is me.
 

Chris Martin

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Thank you all for the positive comments. 2thumbs I learn from all of you and I think that is what is best about this forum, The great support we all offer one another.

Keep on rockin on KD!!!!!

Chris
 
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