Neck Knife

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Project by HokieKen posted 02-26-2018 05:05 PM 1615 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this small knife for a friend’s birthday this past week. I’ve been wanting to try a project like this because there’s just something about the small knives and the lanyard sheathes that I think is cool :-)

The blade is made from O1 steel. I ground out the blade shape using my 1×30 belt sander and spindle sander for the finger guard. I made sheath from Kydex and the lanyard is some cord I had laying around. Not sure what it is but it was strong and looked good. The scales are Bocote and the pins are stainless.

Thanks for looking!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#1 posted 02-26-2018 06:01 PM

that bocote looks great and I’d love to have one for a birthday present, I am sure he will be very happy with it.

-- Gary, Texas

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#2 posted 02-26-2018 07:24 PM

Looks good man! Your buddy can’t complain about that at all! I always wondered what the point to a neck knife was, yet I’ve always wanted one.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 07:31 PM

Nice little pig-sticker, Kenny. Take a while to shape that with just a file. ;-)

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 02-26-2018 07:41 PM

Nice one Kenny

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 02-26-2018 07:44 PM

Thanks guys!

... I always wondered what the point to a neck knife was, yet I ve always wanted one.

- KelleyCrafts

Ditto. I think I’m kind of over wanting one now because while it’s cool as hell to have a knife hanging around your neck, I can’t really think of anytime it would really be practical for me. But, they are a lot of fun to make! All kinds of design possibilities. Good way to use up leftover steel too ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 02-26-2018 10:10 PM

love the Bocote and finger guard style plus the handle looks a little fat to fit hand perfectly ….dont forget my birthday march 8 LOL …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 02-26-2018 10:34 PM

This is a very nice knife and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 02-26-2018 11:52 PM

Very cool Ken. What are the dimensions?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 02-27-2018 01:40 AM

Nice Knife Kenny!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 02-27-2018 03:00 AM

Very cool Ken. What are the dimensions?

- duckmilk

I don’t recall the dimensions Duck. But, it’s about yae big:

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#11 posted 02-27-2018 12:32 PM

Nice job on this little knife Ken. I agree there is definitely a “cool factor” with this one. I really like the shape!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 04-05-2018 01:30 AM

Not sure how I missed this, but it makes a very nice fashion statement. I don’t think anyone can argue that point :)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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