I'm a custom knife maker from the Staffordshire area and can make any type of knife except folding knives haven't delved into that yet but anybody looking for a bushcraft camping knife or skinning knife let me know here are a couple I've done
125 to 150 depending on the handle material micarta is a really good and tough handle material and comes in a ton of colours but it would be no problem to make for you I haven't done kydex sheaths only leather I do need to get some though at some point let me know what you think and also the area your from thankshello @Gbhcustomknives , got a "wish list" question for you.
i've been coveting a "big chopper" for a while now, something like this (just and example for discussion purposes):
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assuming a carbon steel blade, plain or rough finish on the flat, blade length of 12ish inches, full tang, exposed tang at the butt (as a striker), stock thickness of 5 or 6 mm, sabre or convex grind, whatever handle material you have that's dark and tough, whatever pin arrangement on the handle you fancy, kydex sheath if you do those or no bother i can do my own. what do you reckon you'd charge for such a thing?
thought i might add a couple pics to help. here's an example of some micarta that i though might go well:
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and regarding the blade point, this is what i meant by a spey point blade:
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i realize that this is something you'd typically see on pocket knives but i thought it might work for the chopper, the idea being that you've got a lot of meat at the point and also a good amount of forward weight for the task at hand (chopping, obviously). i'm just guessing at these things though, happy to defer to your better
Yeah that's the micarta I was thinking and would you prefer the shape you sent me or would this shape suit you better?Well the fullers are for looks really you can have one in the blade if you'd like and I can give it a slight drop point also I'll have a play with some ideas and ill draw something up and see what you think I put a fuller in the last bowie knife I did see
oh no, the shape you have is much better. as a matter of fact it could even be more pronounced on the drop, as in post #5 above.Yeah that's the micarta I was thinking and would you prefer the shape you sent me or would this shape suit you better?
Ok my pay pal is it will just be £40 to cover materials and ill order materials and draw up what the blade will look like and get your thoughts and input if you'd like it making