Guess I will start the new format with a new knife, until I figure out how to link the older threads to this one. I am better at knives than computers or pictures!

This is the new mini-Grunt, until I get a better name for it.





parkerized 1080 blade
4" blade
8.875" oal
3/16" thick
brown canvas micarta handle with black stainless screws
kydex sheath of course

I am pretty happy with how this came out except I had higher hopes for the way the micarta would look. oh well!

I have had pretty good feed back on the full size Grunt so I hope this will follow in it's footsteps.
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Very cool blade. I like the shape of this one a lot. There is definitely some bevel on the top edge but I dont think its sharpened. I am a sucker for knives with a top edge though. Just about all my knives have some top edge. Again, very cool looking. Looking forward to seeing more.
It says on his website that the top edge can be sharpen so I assume it is an extra option.

Great knife you got there! One of these days I will decide between the mini Grunt and the 360 and put an order in!
Manao'ad,
I agree with you on the top false edge sharpened. Many of my combat knives were that way. I am glad that Tom does come up with new styles of knives and listens to what the end user wants or needs. Wink Tom I do like the latest version of the mini-grunt too.

I am trying to save up so I can get him to make me the latest version of the P-fighter. Cool
Here are a couple of my latest prototypes






Tanto is 3/16" thick 1080 steel, parked
3 7/8" tip to handle 8 3/8"oal
od green G10

I have resisted making tantos for a long time and once I did this one, I started designing about 6 others of all sizes and shapes.

the double edge knife is one I came up with for work. this type of knife will probably replace my "pikal" blade.

Most of the no-shit pekiti tersia guys I have talked to just want a double edge knife they can use comfortably in either forward or reverse grip. this blade does that in spades.

I have had guys look at my pikal knife and say "what the fuck am I gonna do with that?!" now they will probably bitch that there is no skull crusher on the pommel, but you can't please everybody. Thats what custom orders are for! Big Grin

Lets call this one the "Spade" for now
1/4" thick 1084 steel parked
3 7/8" blade tip to scale
1/8" thick, medium textured g10 slabs


I made this one extra thin in the handle department to make it more concealable and low profile. Not quite as hand filling and feel good as my normal utility handles, but for a no shit self defense knife this feels really good.
tanto looks great. have you ever thought of making a reverse tanto? it seems like those give a longer cutting edge. most of the time a knife isnt used for stabbing(well, not for me), but other mundane cutting tasks.
The tanto is slimmer than the pikal? Huh. That seems backwards to me, but that's just what I've heard and seen. I'm not saying it is right or wrong... Regardless, you are on my "short list." Great work - M
Wow, Tom! I'm not even bullshitting when I say that I've been meaning to talk to you about doing a special project for myself and some friends. One of the ideas we've been tossing around is a double edge and that Spade is very similar to what I had goin on in my mind. Nice!
guys any of my knives can be had in either 3/16" or 1/4" thickness, depending on your anticipated use. In GENERAL, thinner for better cutting performance, thicker for prybar performance. that is over simplified, but you get the point.

Thanks for the positive feedback. As soon as I get time to make a sheath for the Spade, I will start carrying at work and see if it needs any tweaks. As of now it seems to fit the bill of why I made it the way I did.

nyeti, you can have #2 Spade, this one stays at home for now. Big Grin
The Seax



1/4" thick high carbon steel, parkerized
4.25" flat ground blade, sharpened clip on request
9" oal
1/8" thick textured G10 handle slabs
kydex sheath with IWB loop or tek lok
$215



This knife is my modern interpretation of an ancient seax. It is perfect for use in either a forward or pikal (reverse) grip.

Seax was a common term for knives of all sizes in Viking times. Most had a nearly straight cutting edge and a dropped or spear point. Some had a straight clip, known as the broken back seax, which might have been the ancestor of the Bowie knife.

The long, straight edge has tremendous cutting power, and the dropped point is ideal for reverse grip jabs.

The slim handle conceals well and offers a good grip.

Compared to my Mini-Grunt:



I can't wait to make more of these in different lengths and thicknesses, just a matter of finding time between work, orders and honey do's Cool

Thanks for looking!
Tom,
On the new Seax knife will you offer the verticle grooves in the handle? Wink This is an awesome looking knife too! Told HH6 that this would be a great early Christmas present. Cool
Bruce, on the slim G10 handle, the only option is the stock checkered texture.

If I put plain thin or thick micarta or G10 I can groove it all you want.

The nice thing about making them to order is you can get whatever floats your boat!
I can't decide if I like the Seax or the Grunt better. I've always wanted to do something with the Seax idea. I think you perfected the idea for an easily carried version.


guess i got tired of making bigger knives all the time. I wanted to make myself a small belt/neck knife.

this one is a 3 finger dealio.

1/8" thick 1080, differential heat treat
3 1/4" blade, flat ground
6.5" overall

this one was supposed to get a set of koa scales, but i got tired of waiting, so I slapped some black canvas micarta on it.
not the most beautiful stuff, but it makes a good handle.

anyway something different, i like it, so i will be making more.
Here is one of a fellow LF'er in A-stan. If you look close you see a P Fighter tucked behind his pistol.



I would love to see some pics of where you guys have my knives on your gear! It motivates the hell out me!
Tom,
We all appreciate the knives that you make. It goes to show that they are well used. Thanks for the photo of one of the P-fighters in A-stan. Wink

If one was available back in 2001 when I was over there I would have carried it instead of the Becker, Knife and tool 7" combat knives! The BK-7 went to a good home to a friend up in Canada. I am pondering which Halloran knife will be my next choice. Cool
Here is a simple Bowie shape camp utility type knife.





I am calling the MFK, for Military Field Knife. I was going to call it the FUK, for field utility knife, but I am going for the kinder genterl name. You can call it what you want Big Grin
As usual, something else to add to my wish list... Would it be feasible to put a P-Fighter or Grunt type guard on the FUK, er I mean MFK?

Any pics of something a little smaller that you've finished just recently? (hint hint) Wink
I had Tom do me a D2 a while back and it works great! Hasn't been on deployment yet, but it has seen some field time. Sadly it accompanies me to the BDE S3 everyday now, but that's ok.




Thanks again Tom!
Tom,
It is great that your knives have evolved into implements used by all branches of the military, law enforcement and some fire depts!

Can't wait to hit the store to get my copy. Bet they are gone quick, just like your knives. Big Grin


Your time has come and I am glad to be one of your customers and friends. I look forward to more custom Hallorans and the styles that you create. Hats off and the first round is on me. Cool
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Originally posted by tomh:
Seax with a bit smaller blade, but still a pretty sharp prybar.



FINALLY! I am very excited about this one. I look forward to working with it and we'll see if we can't keep momma proud with some mag coverage.


Here is a D2 version of my seax interpretation:

8" oal
3 7/8" tip to scale
3/16" D2 blasted finish
flat ground
false edge
0D canvas micarta handle
kydex sheath with molle or tek lok

who knew it would go so good in this scheme? Next up is going to be this knife in CPM154. I am really digging this shape! Now if I only had time!
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Originally posted by zombiekiller:
just read the article. great write-up!!


did the magazine hit stands yet, or subscription at home?

people are already trying to sell me shit
Been a while since I did a prettied up 360. I love these things, there are a lot of things I can do with em.



This is one of the 1/8" thick dealies. DIfferential HT with stabilized spalted maple.

Did I mention I like this knife? A dead deer gets one look at this and guts and skins itself. really. i am not bullshitting. at all.
That spalted maple handled 360 is a thing of beauty. I would be pissed if I used it here on one of these tiny Florida deer. Roll Eyes

I'd better get off my duff and order one of those Halloran ball caps. Tom do you make them in M/C or subdued colors so I can wear it on the ranges here just to piss off the retreads? Wink Just pay Caleb Crye his percentage. Only kidding my friend Cool
I'll bite the bullet and take that blemish ridden hat off your hands.

I love your knives by the way. I just wish I did something cool and useful enough or for that matter knew how to handle a nice fixed blade to warrant getting a nice one and not making myself bleed.
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Originally posted by tomh:
That hat is just a sample, I am getting them done in OD and tan, and trying to figure out the multi cam angle.

Rich that is a cool knife brother!


Just please make sure the hats aren't "one size fits most." Those little cloth-savers never fit my fat melon.
this is the only thing I will say on this: MIL, LEO and contractors have priority, no questions asked: front of the line. and deployed goes to the front of that line.
quote:
Originally posted by tomh:
this is the only thing I will say on this: MIL, LEO and contractors have priority, no questions asked: front of the line. and deployed goes to the front of that line.


Which is the way it should be, and just illustrates the reason why Tom has, and will continue to get my business (and I am no longer in that "front of the line" category).
quote:
Originally posted by tomh:
this is the only thing I will say on this: MIL, LEO and contractors have priority, no questions asked: front of the line. and deployed goes to the front of that line.


Tom sleeps better knowing that he's split and doubled down that a Muhj or a mutt has better odds of being stabbed in the face with one of his blades.
Great article in TK Tom. Loved the tree-beater you made.

Really like the Seax you posted here. That would of been a great field knife when I was in. As a knife-nut it sort of sucks to work a job now where I can go almost all day & not need a knife.
Custom PSD5

I made this for a former team mate who dresses up for work now.



African Blackwood handle, G10 liners, nickel pins
1080 High carbon steel, differential ht, leather IWB sheath.

Blade is just under 5.5" OAL 10.25"
Just got my mini-grunt in the mail last night. It is the tits (love to P-hustle). Brought in to work today and the guys love it. Will get a picture up soon, but it looks exactly like the one Tom posted to start the thread.

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I've asked that question exactly 4 times to other lightfighters, in a group setting, and still felt I could hold my head high and was not at risk of being given a CD box-set of the sountrack for RENT.

Just sayin'.
I will see what I can dig up around here for sheath attachments, the choices are, molle, tek lok or IWB rubber loop. All blade tech products. be patient I am slammed right now!
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Originally posted by tomh:
Custom PSD5

I made this for a former team mate who dresses up for work now.



African Blackwood handle, G10 liners, nickel pins
1080 High carbon steel, differential ht, leather IWB sheath.

Blade is just under 5.5" OAL 10.25"


Great temper line on this one. That is gorgeous.
No need on the pics now- I checked out the BT offerings and will continue to pursue the integral belt loop we discussed via email. Or maybe the rubber loops a'la IWB style. The rest of the BT attachments are weaksauce/clownshoes in my experiance.


here is another 3 finger. this one is 3/16" thick 01 tool steel. I was really happy how this little guy turned out.

I am also happy with my new maker's mark turned out with thanks to Duke. Looking forward to a couple other projects with him.

Still working on the raffle knife for Wounded Warrior, hopefully the stars will align to let me finish it soon...
Hey Tom,
Thanks for the new stamp on my Halloran nessmuk. Big Grin You are right Duke is a saint and the stamp is superb. Thanks also for the sharpening job on the knife. Wink It looks like you tweeked the OD kydex sheath too. Good job.
Cool
glad you guys are still happy with your knives. always nice to get some feed back. I really have to work on making one of each knife for myself. the shoemakers kids thing i guess Wink

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