Ok, so I always have wood scraps laying around, and after I saw this thread, I figured Id turn a little piece of Cocobolo I had into a Kubaton. Cocobolo is a great wood for this, its really light, yet REALLY HARD.
Doc- Thanks a ton for the info and pictures, it helped a ton! I think this first prototype might not be ideal for all grips, I look forward to your feedback.
(note the M4 GB next to my M2 small skew chisel. Man I wish I could combine these tools
. Id pay a ton for a M4 skew. I love HSS)
Is now this:
I took a page out of spyderco's book and made the coves angled inward away from the the palm on both sides for a kind of Bi-directional grip. The length is 5.82" width .73" at center of palm swell. I departed from traditional profiles somewhat by going back up in diameter to .77" towards the end to help with weapon retention. -Doc, this might need to be de-emphasized a bit to help with speed between grips. Both ends taper, with the strike end ending in a blunted truncated cone for use on pressure points, and to focus force on a smaller area. The bevels around the hole are hand carved with my Dragonfly 2. Had to use a
to make it relevant!
This is just a quick prototype, I imagine the palm swell will need to be minimized as well as the width of the ends.
What do yall think? any critiques?