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Offline RickB

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Corner Tang Knife
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:23:46 pm »
I made a mahogany obsidian knife preform last year. I finished up notching and sharpening it this past weekend and here's a couple photos. Rick B










Offline bjrogg

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 04:18:10 pm »
Very nice Rick
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Offline Trapper Rob

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 05:14:42 pm »
Nice blade.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 08:27:23 pm »
Nice!  What style hafting will you put on it?
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Offline Zuma

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 03:18:07 am »
That's a dandy Rick. :) :KN )P(
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Offline RickB

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 08:07:17 am »
Nice!  What style hafting will you put on it?
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Thanks for the comments. Right now I'm not planning on hafting it. If I did, I would use a fairly short wooden handle at about a 45 degree angle, sinew and pitch. Rick B

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 05:25:56 am »
Very nice.
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Offline ohma2

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 06:29:11 am »
Man thats some nice color in that piece

Offline Zuma

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 08:20:39 am »
From my research on corner tang knives FWIW.
A leather or cordage wrist strap is used. This would allow the hand
to be free but give easy access to the blade as opposed to laying
the knife down. :o ??? :) Makes sense to me as the tang wouldn't
provide much support for hafting.
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Offline Ryan Jacob

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 04:17:53 am »
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How would you tie it on?
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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 02:19:26 pm »
Good one!
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Offline RickB

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 04:53:09 pm »
From my research on corner tang knives FWIW.
A leather or cordage wrist strap is used. This would allow the hand
to be free but give easy access to the blade as opposed to laying
the knife down. :o ??? :) Makes sense to me as the tang wouldn't
provide much support for hafting.
Zuma

Zuma, I've always thought that they were tethered but have also seen archaeological suggestions like in the photo below. Rick B




Offline Zuma

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 02:52:54 pm »
Rick who knows for sure? :o
But if you look at the neat drawings I think physic is on my side. )P(
Again FWIW.
Besides your blade is so sweet a fancy wrist strap would show more of it O:)
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Offline Zuma

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Re: Corner Tang Knife
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 02:55:17 pm »
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How would you tie it on?
Just tie off around the tang. There would be no leverage or force against it.
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