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Re: knives
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 09:27:02 AM »
Those are nice. I'm kind of cheap on knifes here. I love good ones, I just don't have the $$$ for them.  :-[
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 09:38:26 AM »
The Tanto, you can get for $180, not the $300+ they show on the site... Anyway, not that I am advertising for them, but I like their stuff..
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Re: knives
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 10:01:57 AM »
Darn, $180?  :'(

Maybe I'll get lucky and find one in my price range at some flea-markets or yard sells.  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2012, 01:18:47 PM »
I made this one this summer.  Sheath was a kit from Tandy leather but the knife is totally hand made. I built it for skinning and cutting meat. Not really for much bone work. The handle is deer antler from a buck I killed a few years ago.
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2012, 02:15:10 PM »
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That's a fine looking piece.  Nice work.  Whats' the blade length?

Looks great.
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Re: knives
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 02:39:02 PM »
Dragoon, now that is a nice one!  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2012, 02:48:02 PM »
The blade is 6 1/2 inches long with a 4 inch tang. I heated the tang and slowly burned it into the antler for a perfect fit. I epoxied the tang but it wasn't really necessary. The handle fit extremely tight and it took quite a bit to get it off to epoxy it back on.
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2012, 02:50:16 PM »
Thanks dragoon, its a beauty.  Fine work there.
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2012, 04:42:35 PM »
180.00 for a knife? Not me. Ain't a knife made worth 180.00 to me unless it's trimmed in gold.  )L$

I don't have one of those super deluxe tantos but I have a plain ol Cold Steel tanto. It serves no real purpose tho, can't skin or gut or anything with it.




Pretty knives are all well and good but a knife doesn't have to be pretty or cost a lot to be functional. You can make some dandy knives out of old sawmill blades and a piece of antler that get sharper and sharpen a lot easier than the best SS to be found. Heck Old Hickory knives are some of the best working knives you can get.
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2012, 07:56:19 PM »
"It serves no real purpose tho, can't skin or gut or anything with it."

It would have helped to collect that reward if osama bin ladin had come by your place.  I know, yuda shot him, just sayin though.
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2012, 09:29:08 AM »
Throat cuttin bout all its good for. I'm not much on knife fightin. You've gotta be willing to be cut to cut somebody and I'm too old for that chit.
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2012, 06:48:28 PM »
I didn't see this forum until after I had posted on the Knife forum. Here is one of mine"

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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2012, 04:35:24 AM »
Throat cuttin bout all its good for. I'm not much on knife fightin. You've gotta be willing to be cut to cut somebody and I'm too old for that chit.

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Re: knives
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2013, 07:16:54 PM »
  I know this is an old thread, but it could stand to be revived.

  I have probably a couple of hundred of edged tools, from pocket kinves to swords and hawks and axes and a couple spears.

  If I had to cut and run with only one blade, it would be my Cold Steel Master Hunter, broad spear point blade about 5 inches long, looks a lot like Hawg's tanto.  Great grip handle even when it's wet.

I like edged weapons but, yeah, knife fights are stupid, nobody wins.

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Re: knives
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