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    KITH Report

    I received my KITH knife from Peter promptly this morning and I was overjoyed with it. The knife is finished to a very high standard, the design is free flowing and pleasing to the hand and eye but the best feature of this knife is the handle. It took me quite a while, with good light just to see how he did it. The wood is dark with a tight grain and a silky smooth feel and the grip is comfortable. The Kydex sheath is to Peter's usual high standards. The whole package is one corker of a knife. It would be equally at home on my belt or round my neck.




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    Re: KITH Report

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    Re: KITH Report

    indeed it is!

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    Re: KITH Report

    Is this some sort of a joke, that Peter's making?

    To me, it looks a bit like a stiff KISS, what with that wharncliffe shaped blade, chisel grind and kydex neck sheath.

    Which is not to say it's not a very nice knife. It is very nice, very smooth flowing lines. What wood is it?


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    Re: KITH Report

    That's leadwood (the rosewood family wood).

    The stiff KISS is an Americanised Tanto blade, IIRC - not a Wharncliffe. The grind is double sided, not chisel; the weight of the handle makes it rather more substantial too... I had been trying to mirror the blade shape in the handle to some extent.



    If it's a joke, it is not one that was intended.

    Oh, and I used Chris' tip for splitting handle slabs - use a Japanese saw.
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    Re: KITH Report

    It's a fine blade & the Wharncliffe makes it very much an English knife. I've handled it & it is a very substantial "little package"


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    Re: KITH Report

    That little thing is awesome!

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    Re: KITH Report

    Quote Originally Posted by PS_Bond
    That's leadwood (the rosewood family wood).

    The stiff KISS is an Americanised Tanto blade, IIRC - not a Wharnliffe. The grind is double sided, not chisel; the weight of the handle makes it rather more substantial too... I had been trying to mirror the blade shape in the handle to some extent.


    If it's a joke, it is not one that was intended.

    Oh, and I used Chris' tip for splitting handle slabs - use a Japanese saw.
    I have a tanto folding KISS, and got my wyfie a PECK; model 5520 in this pic:


    I'm sure that when I bought the KISS there was a choice of tanto or wharncliffe, and I was thinking that there might be a stiff like that, too.


    Keith.

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    Re: KITH Report

    Peter...That IS a great looking knife...love the curves.

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    Re: KITH Report

    Peter,

    it seems I need to clear up what I meant by my earlier post.

    I consider your contribution to the Knife in the Hat to be a really nice piece of work. When I mentioned a joke that you might have made, I meant a pun!

    As I hope became clear on reading the rest of the post, I was struck by the distinctive Wharncliffe shaped blade, as used for certains CRKT KISS folders, and what sprung to mind was the similarity between KITH and KISS.


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