"Handmade Knives" Show us your Custom Knife

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  1. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I like handmade knives and was interested in seeing some of yours. Here's one that I just got, custom made for me by Brian Ehst from Haw Creek Bladeworks in Stover Mo. CPM 154 steel, .188 inch thickness (more than 3/16"!) an 18 degree edge, heat treated by Peter's Heat treat in Meadville Pa, brown burlap micarta handle, stabilized maple burl inlay, applewood bolsters, blue G10 pinstripe liners. This guy is swiss german and it shows in the quality of his knives. Haw Creek Knives.JPG WP_20170726_23_26_35_Pro (2).jpg
     
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    Only custom knife I have was hand made by our own George. It's a dandy.
     
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    I know this isn't what you wanted to see, but thought you might be interested if you happen to be a history buff.

    This little knife was found by a man in 1912 on a Civil War battlefield. I acquired several items that the guy found and ended up giving them to a relative as a gift. Only thing I kept was this little fellow:

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    Mennoniteman, Native, both of those knives look like masterpieces of their time and tools.

    Thanks Rob.

    TrademarkTexan sent me this picture.

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    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    That is what I wanted to see! That's almost like a little paring knife. It was probably some soldiers kit knife. An interesting flared handle?
     
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    Here's my Case Ridgeback Caper. While not custom made, it's a good quality knife for the money, with a ATS-34 hi-carbon blade. Synthetic handle has zero character but at 4oz. it's a light fast handling knife for deer skinning. WP_20170727_18_31_03_Pro (3) ().jpg
     
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    Here is one you might like. Obsidian blade.

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    That's a one of a kinder, almost looks like something that you would put together, Steve.

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    I wish I had that much skill G. It was a Christmas gift from my son. A guy in Oregon custom makes those. He also does antler handles with etchings and different kinds of jawbones.
     
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    Nice. Obsidian makes sharper and better surgical knives than any steel because of the 3 nanometer edge there is less inflammation during the healing process. But the good old FDA has not approved them for use on humans.
     
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    I sure hope I don't have to use it on a human, but if I do, I won't ask the FDA for permission....:)
     
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    Here's a few of our hand made knifes:
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    Now that's what I call a collection. The JB and the Deerslayer look like the most comfortable of the horn handles. Are any of these day to day user knives, or mostly collectors?
     
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    Used daily as kitchen knifes and for cleaning game. They've all been inside deer, fish, ducks, rabbits, quail, etc. Those two are very comfortable in hand as are all of them except the long handled one at the top right. I haven't gotten a good feel for that one yet.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
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    Possible use as an Arkansas toothpick that's reversible as a backscratcher?
     
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    I like the handmade knife, too. @catscratch Your handmade knives are great.
     
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    I was in Anchorage and stopped by the Ulu factory for one of their knives, but I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for. Anyone else use one of these?


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    Amazing for cutting brownies actually
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Here's a favorite of mine.
     
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    I haven't but have seen guys use them to shred meat (like diced pork).
     

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