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Old 03-06-2015, 12:45   #1
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I am finally getting around to posting a few pictures of some of the knives I have made. About 90% of my blades are forged and all of the Damascus I use is made by me here in the shop. My knives are first and foremost working knives designed to cut very well and maintain a sharp edge as well as the steel used will allow, all steels are not created equal. I prefer to use High carbon steels but will on occasion or upon request stock remove a blade from stainless steel. All my knives are cutting tools no matter how nice they may look, they are designed to work hard and last a long time.

For years now I have been making a field grade line of knives that are machine finished down to 220 grit, then bead or sand blasted for that non glare look. With no hand finish work I save bunches of time and can keep the cost down.(( picture 1&2 ))

My way of giving back to guys who are serving now.

E-5 and below 20% OFF (all SF NCO's get this one too)
E-6 and above 10% OFF

I keep out of trouble and maintain my sanity working in the shop M-F, with my Old Buddy Kim Breed. When it is not going so good or we are waitng for something to cool or heat up, we walk down to the range and shoot a good bit...,
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Old 03-06-2015, 13:30   #2
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#6 is awesome. Nice work!
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Old 03-06-2015, 16:02   #3
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LOL I like that set myself, it went to a Hog Hunter down Florida. He gave me some great reports on how fast the fighter went into big hogs.... I will be posting a few that I have on hand this weekend after I locate my camera...
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Old 03-06-2015, 16:13   #4
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a few more

The last 2 are of the same knife< I do all my own leather work as well. Breed does the kydex for me.
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Old 03-06-2015, 16:16   #5
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website? order form?? price list? Plausible denial and "Get out of Jail Free" pass for when the wife sees the drain on the bank account you so inconsiderately teased us with and lured us into a purchasing ambush...??

Seriously nice knives. i see "one or two" I would like to have.
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Old 03-06-2015, 16:21   #6
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Alabi time

Hey I trained or should say convinced the GRITCH my gun safe had magical powers and she let me get away with it for years... every few months it had babies

LOL you know I was not going to put out any stinkers for yall to slobber over...
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Old 03-06-2015, 16:26   #7
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Yup - I'm practicing already: "This old thing...?? I've had that in my kitbag for years."

seriously - how do we look/order this stuff?
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Old 03-06-2015, 17:13   #8
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I see some Loveless inspiration in some of those....
Are you going to be at OKCA this year?
Nice work... too bad I'm broke at the moment.
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Old 03-06-2015, 17:25   #9
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Never heard of a broke Medic before

Thanks

No I am not doing that show any longer. Kind of petered out after the break up
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Old 03-06-2015, 17:48   #10
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These I still have on hand

#1&2 The camp hatchet is forged from a 2"wide x3/4"thick hunk of 5160 carbon steel $360

#3&4 This Bowie won the best bowie award at the Winston Salem NC. show
it has a 7 1/4" ladder pattern Damascus blade and fittings, Sambar Stag handle with coin edged Copper spacers, The sheath was carved with the Green Man by Mudbone Jones $975

#5 A hunter with a 3 1/4" Twist damascus blade with Damascus fittings, file worked spacer and fully file worked liner between the Ironwood burl handle $400

#6 A small clip point Hunter/Fighter. with a 4" Random pattern damascus blade, damascus and copper fittings and a giraffe bone handle $325


Sorry for the crappy photos, I will do better on the next ones
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Old 03-06-2015, 20:18   #11
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Nice work Brother! You have skills!

I don't see a filet knife.......
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Old 03-06-2015, 20:47   #12
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Very nice work indeed!
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:32   #13
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Nice work Brother! You have skills!

I don't see a filet knife.......
I have made a few of those also, all of them went up to Sitka AK. They are a pain in my fingers, those thin blades get hot fast fast. My bigest one was 14" ATS34 it got a cryo and heat treated outside the shop, my little heat oven will only hold a 7" blade.

Here is one in action, you can only see the blade a little. That 1/4 of a fillet is hiding most of it... (an itty bitty flounder)
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:32   #14
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Very Nice looking work, both the metal and the leather. Like your taste in guns too.
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Old 03-08-2015, 17:12   #15
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More on hand blades

a few more.

#1 Strait hunter/utility knife, 5" forged 80 CRV blade, stacked leather/ivory micarta spacer and a stag butt with NS shield inlay for initials on top of butt. $225

#2 Small Clip point, 3 1/2" 1084/15N20 HC Random pattern damascus blade and guard, stabilized Box Elder burl handle, leather dangler sheath. $225

#3 Hunter 3 1/2" 1084/15N20 Twist pattern damascus blade, guard made from the same bar of twist and a copper spacer, Walrus Ivory handle, leather pouch sheath. $400

#4 Small fighter. 3 1/2" cable sheathed 0-1 HC San Mai blade, cable guard, Ironwood burl handle, cross draw carry leather sheath. $320

#5 Trailing point hunter, 4 3/4" forged 1095 blade, Bronze guard, stag handle with oval bronze inlay for initials on the butt. $250

#6 Necker. 3" Stock removed O-1 TS blade, black G10 handle slabs. A very light handy knife, with a kydex sheath. $125
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