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  1. #11
    yep i can understand the not moving the pin jsut things to think about in the next knife or not its your style that you must work into.

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    Thanks a lot for the input! I really appreciate it!
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    Love your logo - and maybe its a "MS" on the other side down the road

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    I like the pin where it is, actually.
    It's a really cool looking knife, and the pin is pretty sweet!
    I think the length looks right. Wa handles are often longer than western, so it just depends what feels right to you.
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    I worry a lot more about the way the handle balances the knife than the measured length.

    does that make any sense?

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    The balance point is at the front edge of the bolster, if your talking about weight. Visually, I think I will thin the back end down a little and see how that strikes me.
    Thanks, Lefty!
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    As many who use wa handles can attest, a balance on a knife is not the most important thing. Some like thick handles and some like thin. It's all about how comfortable it is to hold while you cut with the knife, and how you hold your knife. On wa handled knives, handle is more for leverage, than holding if you use a pinch grip (and many do as knives are blade heavy). Western handled knives a bit different, but not by much.

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    OK, I reworked the topline and I like the way it's going. From this:



    To this:

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    nice much more sleek and faster looking

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    I met up with my sister and a cousin and showed them this knife. As my sister was starting to set it down cousin was gesticulating with abandon and touched the end of the blade. It has now tasted blood!
    Spike C
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