Drop point hunter

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by masterdisaster, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. masterdisaster

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    Has anyone made or does anyone own a drop point hunter knife? I am planning to make one myself and would like to know if there is anything I should be very careful with.
     

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  2. NamenloserHeld91

    NamenloserHeld91 Senior Member

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    Handy form! Woud be nice for work :) Works best when you keep the back of the blade under 3 mm!
     

  3. masterdisaster

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    Do you mean the spine?
     
  4. NamenloserHeld91

    NamenloserHeld91 Senior Member

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    Yes the thickest spot. Its easier to sharpen and it cuts way better.
     
  5. masterdisaster

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    What about the type of grind? I am thinking of making full flat grind but that weakens the tip a bit. Is hollow grind better idea?
     
  6. NamenloserHeld91

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    I love hollow grind. The feeling when you cut something with it is just so good :D Dosnt hold the edge very good!
    I think with this kind of knife the tip isnt strong under pressure.
     
  7. masterdisaster

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    I just measured my piece of steel...4mm thick steel capable of being hardened to 64 hrc
     
  8. NamenloserHeld91

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    i got no glue how to make them i just use them :D
     
  9. masterdisaster

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    Haha I like all about knives...making, sharpening, using

    I did not understand what you wanted to say about the tip of the knife. Do you think it should be very durable or should it be oriented more towards precision and sharpness?
     
  10. NamenloserHeld91

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    sharpness! Its no knife you gonna ram in ground and dig holes :D Thats a knife for precision!
     
  11. Flipgun

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    A drop point is not really a "sticker". More for cuts in some harder to reach places in a carcass, but it does pretty well as a "slasher". All in all a good utility shape. I like hollow ground but flat grinds are better suited to a tool purposed style of knife I feel.
     
  12. masterdisaster

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    That is a lot of useful information thank you