Hollow Handled Knives.

Stew

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To tool upto make something like these would be a very expensive business.
IIRC Chris Reeves used a CNC milling machine for his one piece knives.
Thats serious cash to just make a few knives that a person just might not be interested in making anyway.
You'd have to go into serious full time production on them with associated financial risk.
I don't think you would have to do CNC to make them. I have access to a large manual milling machine and don't see why you couldn't make a large chunk of it on it. (I'm not volunteering) Even just a lathe would do for most.

Stuart Ackerman has made some I think?
 

TLM

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I think the question is why did you need to have one?
Hmmm... not really, because it was a somewhat useless looking knife I just wanted to know if somebody had an actual use and reasonable reason for buying one.

I have of course seen lookalikes and handled a few and ended up sidelining the bunch; that does not exclude that someone might have a good reason for having one.

An answer "I just want one, no particular reason" would have done nicely.
 

TeeDee

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looks like it would be very handy if your intent was to break into Ikea and put a few cupboards together.
I'll admit I don't know what Schrade was thinking including the whole random Screwdriver contraption in the stock knife.
That has got kicked to the kerb.

Which allows the space to be used for random Firestarter items , Dry Improved Tinder , Ferro Rod - all in a Water tight container.
 

demographic

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The Chris Reeve one is just big enough to put a Tyrozetes lozenges container* in it.

See? Another use for it, throat lozenges container.
For the bushcrafter who has spent all day hotly debating the relative merits of hollow handled knives and has a sore throat.
Just open the knife up and take a soothing Tyrozete and feel ever so slightly better for about five minutes.
Gives the belligerent herbacious bordercrafter another few minutes worth of arguing time.
Win win.




*I'll give you one guess what kind of plastic container my oil soaked rag to lightly oil the blade is in...
 

Broch

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The Chris Reeve one is just big enough to put a Tyrozetes lozenges container* in it.

See? Another use for it, throat lozenges container.
For the bushcrafter who has spent all day hotly debating the relative merits of hollow handled knives and has a sore throat.
Just open the knife up and take a soothing Tyrozete and feel ever so slightly better for about five minutes.
Gives the belligerent herbacious bordercrafter another few minutes worth of arguing time.
Win win.




*I'll give you one guess what kind of plastic container my oil soaked rag to lightly oil the blade is in...
Can you still get Tyrozetes? Haven't seen them for ages but maybe I've not been looking.

I used to have my emergency fishing gear in one of those tubes :)
 

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Can you still get Tyrozetes? Haven't seen them for ages but maybe I've not been looking.

I used to have my emergency fishing gear in one of those tubes :)
Not sure, the placky containers been in there since just after I got the knife in 91.
The cotton inside it is still soaked in Putoline twostroke oil as well.

Actually, thinking about it I'm fairly sure we got some for my granddaughter a few months ago.
 

zackerty

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I have a few in solid 440C with 440C annealed tail caps. Spare O-rings with each one
Made 13, sold 9.
One mine...

Still have three un-HTed with a screw in guard made from 304 stainless, and removable if you really want to.

Might dig them out of my workshop and show a pic ot three...

Sure, they are heavy for the size, but they were fun to make.

When I die, hopefully the owners will make a bit of dosh...
 

TeeDee

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I have a few in solid 440C with 440C annealed tail caps. Spare O-rings with each one
Made 13, sold 9.
One mine...

Still have three un-HTed with a screw in guard made from 304 stainless, and removable if you really want to.

Might dig them out of my workshop and show a pic ot three...

Sure, they are heavy for the size, but they were fun to make.

When I die, hopefully the owners will make a bit of dosh...

Photos required if and when you get a chance. TIA