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!
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

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!
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

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