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General Category => Huntin' Shack => Topic started by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 10:36:59 AM

Title: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 10:36:59 AM
Post up what you have. What do you use them for?
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Former Admin on July 28, 2011, 10:58:31 AM
made your column a sticky sam! ill post as soon as i get pics! theres a lot of stuff id like to post but being on dialup it sometimes takes up to 30 min to download on photobucket, but ill get there! (%G
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 11:14:03 AM
ET, I know what you mean. I have to take pictures then put them on my computer then put them on PhotoBucket then I can post these pictures on here. I have to be clear headed to do this. Heh!
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 02:07:04 PM
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/049.jpg)
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/048.jpg)
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/047.jpg)
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/046.jpg)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 02:10:04 PM
Some more.
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/036.jpg)
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/021-1.jpg)
(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/SamStafford/020-1.jpg)
That 3rd one is a Old Timer and I always have that one in my pocket.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Captainkirk on July 28, 2011, 03:28:28 PM
Sweet blades! :)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 04:07:53 PM
Thanks Capt. I got lots more. I will try to list what each one is. I was just busy taking pictures right now.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: chuckr1952 on July 28, 2011, 04:37:11 PM
               nice selection sam, I carry one like the old timer only mines a 2 blade
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on July 28, 2011, 04:44:56 PM
I don't have any 2-blade old timers. Them old timers are pretty good ones.

I have some Barlow 2-blades. I'll put some of them up soon.

I might even try to sell or trade some on here. Heh!
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Former Admin on August 11, 2011, 03:21:37 AM
heres my cheapo array of knives , all used for skinnin and cuttin meat ! the top one is a gerber gut hook that uses razorblades ! it will open em up  quick!  the one on the right dont need describin! everyones seen one o them! its got good steel and ive used it fertwenty years or better! the next is a cheap winchester bought at tractor supply on sale fer 10 bucks ! its .440 stainless and holds an edge great! the bone handled uncle henry i found in a tool box i bought at a pawn shop in the seventies fer 3 bucks it works great too!  (http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb335/easttexas1/004.jpg)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Rock Island on August 11, 2011, 05:06:09 AM
All that's needed to get the job done. Nice group of blades.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 11, 2011, 05:46:42 AM
Nice ones ET.
Your bottom left one, I have that same one. My Dad gave it to me a long time ago. Very sharp knife that I have cut myself a few times with. Ouch!  :-[
Title: Re: knives
Post by: gilgsn on December 16, 2011, 08:26:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvKkdSf5jGo
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on December 16, 2011, 08:53:47 AM
Gilgsn, I like that one. Thanks for posting this up.  {?|

BTW, You make great videos there Bud!  ;)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: gilgsn on December 16, 2011, 09:17:25 AM
Thanks.

The knife is very good. Highly recommended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygxoVeyDKsU

For every day carry, I have an Emerson Commander, and a small Spyderco. The Spyderco, I use for various cutting chores, so I don't dull my Commander, which is for self defense only.. The Commander rides in my right pocket, the Spyderco in the left. I also carry a small bright LED flashlight with a strobe feature (must-have for self-defense!).

My other "keeper" knife is the Cold Steel Master Tanto. I would bet my life on that one:
(Look at the blade bending at 1:25!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-auenQ2ywvk

The only knife I regret selling was a Mad Dog ATAK II. I'm still slapping myself for that one...
The Master Tanto, I bought in Australia, sold years later, but had to re-buy one!

Gil.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford 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.  :-[
Title: Re: knives
Post by: gilgsn 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..
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford 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.  ;)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: dragoon 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.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: G Dog on August 16, 2012, 02:15:10 PM
dragoon  -

That's a fine looking piece.  Nice work.  Whats' the blade length?

Looks great.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on August 16, 2012, 02:39:02 PM
Dragoon, now that is a nice one!  ;)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: dragoon 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.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: G Dog on August 16, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
Thanks dragoon, its a beauty.  Fine work there.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Hawg 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.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/rebel727/knives/100_3967.jpg)


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.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: G Dog 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.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Hawg 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.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: mazo kid 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"

http://1858remington.com/discuss/index.php/topic,4895.0.html
Title: Re: knives
Post by: fr3db3ar 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.

Here here.
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Saranac Sam 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.

 ])M
Title: Re: knives
Post by: Mad Dog Stafford on April 16, 2015, 10:08:57 AM
BTT
Title: Re: knives
Post by: mazo kid on April 21, 2015, 11:03:42 AM
This is the first custom-made knife I had made for me. Real ivory scales, patterned after a 1700s pocket folder.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/mazokid/Hand%20made%20knives%20001_zpswdbq9dkk.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mazokid/media/Hand%20made%20knives%20001_zpswdbq9dkk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: mazo kid on April 21, 2015, 11:04:56 AM
Here are a couple I made about 25+ years ago:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/mazokid/Hand%20made%20knives%20002_zps5sh7inz9.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mazokid/media/Hand%20made%20knives%20002_zps5sh7inz9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: mazo kid on April 21, 2015, 11:06:13 AM
And just to put those in perspective...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/mazokid/Hand%20made%20knives%20003_zpsvnxsqhtj.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mazokid/media/Hand%20made%20knives%20003_zpsvnxsqhtj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: knives
Post by: mazo kid on April 21, 2015, 11:10:38 AM
My most expensive knife. Yes Hawg, I paid $300 for it, but I wanted a one-of-a-kind custom-made knife by my friend JP Miller. Awesome builder! I don't remember how many layers in the damascus blade, but it is razor sharp. The handmade scales are Spalted Hackberry and he also made the sheath.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/mazokid/Hand%20made%20knives%20004_zpsupup3fo2.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mazokid/media/Hand%20made%20knives%20004_zpsupup3fo2.jpg.html)