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Re: Crashete
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2015, 08:33:33 PM »
If you go with overall performance.  My vote is thick and stiff  (stop. Not going there).  For FL.  I'm sick of flimsy whippy blades.

I will bring my Waki this weekend.. I think you will fall in love. I cut 1.5" stuff in a single swing.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2015, 11:21:54 PM »
Oooooo.  If nobody is there we'll camp in a pine stand, but we can ride a little and get some live oak and maybe some hickory to play with.  Too bad Sam's down south.  He'ld love this weekend.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2015, 06:11:09 AM »
I'll snap a picture tomorrow of the shapes I'm working on.  I think you may like one of them.

Sounds good Crash. The bolo end and thick spine lets it chop like an axe. The handle I keep a leash on because it lacks that bird head end for security. But your design doesn't look like it's having problem moving chunks either.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2015, 03:58:42 PM »
Here's what I'm working on.  The top one is the original.  The grinding on the second one is just about done.  The third one still needs a little more profiling.


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Re: Crashete
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2015, 04:55:47 PM »
Those are looking really great Dave. I really like the design of the bottom one!
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2015, 05:07:51 PM »
Yeah that kukri-like one on the bottom could process a buncha different woods and sizes.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2015, 05:51:43 PM »
Those look awesome Dave. Can't wait to see them in person.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2015, 08:22:49 PM »
Personally, for me the bottom one is out. I really don't like kukri type choppers. They are cumbersome and I have just never liked them. Trent has been trying to get me on the bandwagon for a while now, and I just won't do it lol!

Not dissing your profile there Crash, but I would definitely take one of the top 2 before the last one. Just my personal opinion, to be taken with a grain of dingleberry... :thumbsup:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2015, 02:21:09 PM »
I am thinking that the biggest PITA about these is making a sheath.  I'm going to start grinding on one of the kukri shaped ones with something special in mind for the sheath.

The slightly bigger brother to the first one is on the right.








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Re: Crashete
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2015, 02:50:57 PM »
Those both look like the Cadillac of choppers/scabbards to me......maybe even better than a corn knife! :thumbsup:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2015, 04:25:31 PM »
They look great. The handles on the choppers look like pistol grips to me. That can't be a bad thing.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2015, 03:03:41 AM »
Wow!
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #62 on: February 26, 2015, 04:07:03 AM »
looking great Dave, Look forward to trying one out.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2015, 06:14:08 AM »
Very nice Dave, the leatherwork looks great. I'm liking the smaller one, looks just right.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2015, 03:39:27 PM »
I should have one of the curved ones done soon.  Practicing a new grind for it - the large, curved blade was not cooperating with the way I normally grind.  We shall see.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2015, 03:46:56 PM »
Wow!  Very impressive work there crash.  Those are great and definitely a unique style for a rather plain cutter that doesn't get attention. 
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2015, 04:29:16 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2015, 05:25:27 PM »
Finished the third one.  I'll bring them all for the Krac outing next week for people to play with.















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Re: Crashete
« Reply #68 on: March 04, 2015, 05:36:53 PM »
Your sheath-work is approaching 'epic' status, too! :hail:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #69 on: March 04, 2015, 05:42:56 PM »
I like the first one you made best, but like the look of the third sheath best...nice work crash  :cheers:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2015, 05:51:42 PM »
Same with me.....that first one seems like it would suit my needs best.  That one might even be better than my corn knife! :lol:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2015, 06:40:54 PM »
  Kukri/Gurka style blade on the bottom is the choice I would make... I don't know why, but it just "suits my fancy", I guess..
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Very cool!
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  I would like to hear/read about the testing by you, & everyone else. Like the videos. Seeing it actually happening in pictures tells a lot...
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2015, 07:22:20 PM »
Dave I like all three, but like JB, I'm leaning towards the Kukri. I'll have to give it a try first. And something special on the last sheath is right on. You did good grasshopper  ;)
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2015, 02:25:26 AM »
Yup.  Great job on the sheath and the kukri is awesome.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2015, 03:01:31 AM »
Thanks guys.  The sheath on the third one might need some modification.  I'm looking forward to input from those that give it a test run.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #75 on: March 05, 2015, 03:21:32 AM »
Bring it next week. We'll be wailing away at a lot of wood.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #76 on: March 05, 2015, 03:36:07 AM »
I'm with the masses I also like the third one / khurki.  The sheath you did for that one is amazing, Great job!
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #77 on: March 05, 2015, 07:17:43 AM »
Great job on the sheaths and the 3 Crashetes, I like the middle one the best that is the medium size one, but all 3 are works of art.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2015, 09:04:08 AM »
Top notch Dave :thumbsup:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2015, 06:04:37 PM »
  Kukri/Gurka style blade on the bottom is the choice I would make... I don't know why, but it just "suits my fancy", I guess..
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Very cool!
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  I would like to hear/read about the testing by you, & everyone else. Like the videos. Seeing it actually happening in pictures tells a lot...
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I'm with you on the model...

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2015, 06:25:22 PM »
I like the kukri the best.  They are excellent choppers.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2015, 06:57:54 PM »
I don't remember anyone saying how they like the blades during the last river trip. You did put them to the test?
Hope they make it to Buck lake next week, I got some elm to beat on, its tough.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2015, 07:18:55 PM »
We had a ball beating the living out of Dave's blades.  Yeah.  They held up fine.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2015, 07:21:52 PM »
I'll bring them.  Working on another one now.  It's a completely new way of grinding (for me) that I'm starting to get the hang of.

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Re: Crashete
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2015, 03:57:47 PM »
Wow, all look like great choppers.           :chopwood:     I would have to handle them to pick a favorite.
The sheath look as impressive as the blades.  :hail:
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2015, 01:32:02 PM »
I wound up with the Crashete.  There's a story behind it... lol.  ''nother thread.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2015, 01:48:09 PM »
I made out with the original this weekend, good trade Dave.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2015, 02:16:35 PM »
Did one of you numbnuts shoot me?  'cause I just washed off blood off 2 limbs...
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #88 on: April 06, 2015, 02:23:43 PM »
Did one of you numbnuts shoot me?  'cause I just washed off blood off 2 limbs...

As much as someone there wanted to, no. You were NOT shot at the whole weekend.
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #89 on: April 06, 2015, 02:29:44 PM »
Did one of you numbnuts shoot me?  'cause I just washed off blood off 2 limbs...

As much as someone there wanted to, no. You were NOT shot at the whole weekend.

You might as well as.  You dicks led me on for 2 days about the crashete.   ;)
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #90 on: April 06, 2015, 08:11:26 PM »
Did one of you numbnuts shoot me?  'cause I just washed off blood off 2 limbs...

As much as someone there wanted to, no. You were NOT shot at the whole weekend.

You might as well as.  You dicks led me on for 2 days about the crashete.   ;)
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Re: Crashete
« Reply #91 on: July 07, 2015, 05:13:48 PM »
Bump!