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Offline mneedham

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Crashblades Banana Knife
« on: March 17, 2016, 03:37:43 PM »
I asked Dave over at Crashblades to make me a slightly shorter version of the Crashette.  The OA length is approximately 17.5", appears to be 3/16" and is made from saw blade.  I love this blade on initial impression, absurdly sharp, great balance and very comfortable to hold.  I've always believed that heat treat is what makes blades great, and I intend to test it (not that I have any doubts!).  I'll shoot some video, so everyone can go along for the ride, if you so choose.  More to come, and thanks to Dave!


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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 06:17:49 PM »
looks great .. :banana:

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 07:21:47 PM »
Congratulations on your new knife. Dave make's some awesome blades.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 08:52:08 PM »
looks great .. :banana:

Feels great too!

Congratulations on your new knife. Dave make's some awesome blades.

This is the first blade I've handled that Dave made, but I'm thinking you are correct!  I'm hoping to take it out for a test drive on Saturday...

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 05:15:47 AM »
Glad you like it.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 05:45:44 AM »
That is a beautiful blade, love that handle, plain and simple but still a beauty.
Prepared for the worse, hope for the best.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 02:42:09 PM »
Glad you like it.

Thanks.  So far I'd say it is awesome!  Looking forward to abusing it tomorrow!

That is a beautiful blade, love that handle, plain and simple but still a beauty.

Well said.  Its a joy to hold...

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 05:02:43 PM »
Ok - I'm sold...  I took it out and batoned with a 2.5" piece of hardwood, split a bunch of wood.  At the end, no damage to the blade or spine, still makes nice feather sticks.  Here is a very short vid, doesn't show much work, but I'll post another soon.  I like this blade a LOT.


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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 06:46:28 PM »
Glad it is working for you.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 04:49:43 PM »
Glad it is working for you.

Dave - This thing is going to get a workout this summer, wait until my Boy Scouts get a hold of it lol.  Here is a little more messing around:


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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 11:30:29 AM »
Geeze M, can you really call that behemoth a knife?  It made me laugh to see it in your hand because it is so totally your kind of cutting,slicing, and chopping sharp steel.  Do you have pants for it yet?  I guess I'd better call 'em overalls.  You're going to need a lot more material than your typical pants.

You and your guys are going to have a great time beating on that knife.
Seriously people, stop expecting normal from me.... We all know it's never gonna happen.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2016, 01:45:38 PM »
Geeze M, can you really call that behemoth a knife?  It made me laugh to see it in your hand because it is so totally your kind of cutting,slicing, and chopping sharp steel.  Do you have pants for it yet?  I guess I'd better call 'em overalls.  You're going to need a lot more material than your typical pants.

You and your guys are going to have a great time beating on that knife.

Here's the knife and pants.  http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=12516.msg231758#new

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2016, 01:57:36 PM »


Here's the knife and pants.  http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=12516.msg231758#new

Beautiful work Crash, both the knife and the sheath.  Awesome work.

Since you are the creator, let me ask you, when do you stop calling something a knife and call it a short sword, cleaver, machete, etc?
Seriously people, stop expecting normal from me.... We all know it's never gonna happen.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2016, 02:00:50 PM »
Not sure about the distinctions......I just try and keep the sharp edges away from the fingers......failed on that one last night while using the buffer.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2016, 02:03:52 PM »
Ouch!  Tell me you have a knife bite kit open and handy in your shop.

Ya know, the expression of pouring blood, sweat, and  tears into your work is just that, an expression.
Seriously people, stop expecting normal from me.... We all know it's never gonna happen.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2016, 02:15:46 PM »
Just electrical tape (handles minor owies) or duct tape for the bigger ones.  This deserved wrapping in a shop towel and going inside for a proper dressing.

I have often said - show me a knife maker with no bandages or scars and I'll show you a knife maker who isn't making knives.

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2016, 03:55:45 PM »
Dave - Well said lol!

Aven - Good to hear from you!  I've been missing you...

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2016, 04:05:30 PM »
It was a rough winter, but spring is here and things are looking better.  Knowing that there was always a fire I could saddle up to help.

Knowing you love of all blades big and bashable, I thought of you when I saw these over on Benjamin's site.
http://www.baryonyxknife.com/anbstkn.html
http://www.baryonyxknife.com/bama.html
http://www.baryonyxknife.com/famapa.html

New toys are always so much fun to get dirty.
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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2016, 04:20:42 PM »
Lol - I've looked at each of those!

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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2016, 02:20:46 PM »
New pastime, watching TV on my knife blade!


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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2016, 03:35:00 PM »
That's awesome! Congrats on the knife. It's a beauty.


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Re: Crashblades Banana Knife
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2016, 06:43:17 PM »
looks like my kind of knife :drool:...very cool...woods
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