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My take on a Strider knives SLCC .

3.5 mm thick old high carbon saw blade steel etched and stonewashed .

Bone linen micarta scales over double copper clad G-10 liners with copper hardware .

 from this post here https://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/138797387571/just-started-making-a-few-new-blades-up-from-m

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Some of my favorites — the small, yet mighty tactical backup / fixed blade EDC  bunch: Patrick Doyle Land Pirate, ru-titley-knives kiridashi, Jarosz Knives JFS (I have two of them), and BRT Bladeworks BDU Backup. All small enough to be easily carried horizontally with a single soft loop around the belt without being noticed, but all quite capable of performing serious cutting tasks. All great, unique designs, but the BRT just melts into your hand with that angular shape. I’m glad I got the chance to handle one at a local show, because from the pictures I was wondering what Ben was smoking :) 

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Quick recycle project .

Recycled Dental floss container .

Once empty the handy pocket sized container was sprayed black with added cyflect glint & glow marker .

Hunter orange nano cord with a central mono filament fishing line keeps cord neat and tidy ready for instant use using the in built floss cutter .

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Mad Max revisited .

 It seems ages ago that I first showed this http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/68378604605/this-was-a-great-bit-of-fun-i-made-up-for-a-mad on my blog  but as I’m in the middle of making a new cutting head for it thought I’d revisit with some new pics and have been testing it out over the summer to allay any fears over the bolt together construction .

 The new head will be the last piece to make and will be a tomahawk type spike , and Ive started work on the sheaths and carry options including so far a modified UK police side handled baton holder and various rustic sheaths from car interiors with copper electrical wiring  to keep with the Mad Max theme .

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Rustic knives & gear .

 I have the following ready for immediate sale as long as you are over 18 years old and that these are legal to own in your country .

 Please do not contact me here but please email at the email bellow for prices and availability .

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Kryptek kydex tungsten carbide fire- steel striker I recently made up for a US LEO .

This version has a removable fire steel holder to take a 6mm thick ferro rod with shock cord tether . The main striker unit has double sided cyflect Glint & Glow markers and multi -cam 550 cord  lanyard .

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Nessmuk Cleaver .

This is a sawn -off  pack carry version of my Big Fella knife http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/97148306751/big-fella-scaled-a-prototype-design-thats-been that Ive been testing out over the summer .

Its slightly smaller over all from the original and is designed to fit specifically in my kifaru E&E and Claymore packs as my go to camp / trail knife .

 Nessmuk styled tip and cleaver influenced with a dash of parang thrown in for good measure there will be testing shots to follow soon .

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Prototype Cyflect pouch’s

Just a rough idea but certainly will look into getting some proper versions made up as these were just stitched together about 30 mins ago .

2 sizes of Glint &Glow Cyflect sew on material with Velcro hook &loop closure with technora pull tabs .

The large was sized to take a DPX Gear Danger Tag , and the small x8 10 hour mini chem-lights  the bigger can also take several other similar sized items and the small fitted both a Photon freedom and a universal cuff key . 

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Recycled knife part 2

I then wrapped the copper handle in a length of technora 950 cord and though about a sheath , it could have kydex or leather but felt a copper one suited better .

Same copper pipe was used which was part squashed in a vice then hammered and the inside of the sheath is lined with material , matching brass kydex eyelet and technora 950 wrap .

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Summer woodland archery .

Not so much Robin Hood more Ru in the hood , I’m not a great archer but love the Zen aspect of being in the woods and losening off a few arrows at a target .

Hunting animals with bows is illegal in UK so make do with life size foam animal targets for practice .

I made the yew wood bow many years back from Welsh church yard yew and am quite amazed that its lasted this long , it has re- inforced leather and sinew wrap and decorative pyrography with a nano cord bow string .

The recycled canvas arrow bag was handmade by my Wife from a NATO C130 Hercules drop chute bag along with the Bones knives / Ru Titley knives collaberation AK knife in one of my kydex sheaths carried scout carry in the small of the back .

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Copper Opi -Mod .

 No7 high carbon Opinel blade etched and stone-washed in a hammered copper non locking Higonokami style handle for a Rad US guy.

The copper used in this one was from Georgian era house pipes and is shot on some of my Jurassic coast beach finds .

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Shipwreck brass.

 Its been awhile since Ive been down on the beach to find any flotsam &jetsam but did recycle these old marine brass boat fixings into some rustic amulets .

Once the green verdigris had been safely removed  I worked the edges with diamond files and added a bit of filework , all were then etched , blackened and then stone washed . 

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Back up survival .

My smallest B.U.S (Basic Utility Series ) high carbon steel knife designed to fit in the classic tobacco survival tin, seen here in neck carry role with Multi -Cam kydex sheath and 550 cord lanyard.

The Mil-spec elastic Ranger band holds a Photon freedom micro light and a 6mm ferro rod with heat shrink tubing over lay that keeps the internal jute cord tinder safe from the elements till needed .

See this post here for more info on the fire-steel / tinder http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/77576187259/advanced-fire-steel-and-tungsten-scraper and here http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/63818672043/a-6mm-diameter-firesteel-epoxied-into-one-half-of

posts on the knife here http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/64310208740/prototype-light-weight-survival-knife-this-is-a and http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/64309476430/just-a-little-idea-to-see-what-items-could-be

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Rustic wet formed veg- tan leather sheath for my Compact Clip point knife .

 Distressed on the workshop floor , double brown sponge dyed for an aged effect and then fully stonewashed . Hammered copper saddlery rivets and brass kydex eyelets . 

Sheath can be carried vertical or horizontal scout carry via a tek -lock or by belt loop extender .

 Available now .

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Starlight striker tests, daytime .

 In a field so  probably the best place for field testing my new  Kirinite starlight striker .

As you can see from the state of my LMF Army fire-steel the tungsten carbide eats fire-steels for lunch but it really does produce some amazing hot sparks into the coir matting tinder  probably well above the 5400 degree F mark  .

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