Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by soundmotor, Mar 3, 2016.
Found this old Lakota sheath that fits my Benchmade Griptillion.
Such cool knives here.
This Lakota sheath is a good fit for my Griptilian.
I had a 70s MK1, gray handle w/ brown sheath, no serrations. Stolen by a roommate unfortunately, great knife.
More vintage....(I like the old stuff) Schrade Old Timer, I bought this in the early `70s....
My favorite "camp knife" is this Cold Steel Trailmaster....9-inch blade of their proprietary Carbon V steel, this was my first experience with a convex edge (I was impressed, this knife is tougher than a two-dollar steak). I made a couple of changes to it, I removed the top of the handguard (not needed unless you`re knife fighting), and replaced the crappy leather sheath with a far more robust (and secure) one from a Gerber BMF (who remembers them ?).
This knife has served well for over 30 years....
I've liked that pattern ever since I saw Flight of the Intruder. Same knife except in black.
Hi all. I too (besides Audio gear) collect Knives (Axes/Hatchets) etc. Here is a pix of my (one of a kind) Custom Brian Efros Canadian (style) Belt Knife. I've since had new darker exotic Wood scales and fancy Pins (re-done by Brian) since I got this knife. I think she's a looker! http://brianefrosknives.com/blog/wp...065_682171328506918_6546590172150619674_n.jpg
My favorite knife, hands down. Gave one to my stepson as well. Ka-Bar
Gorgeous knife....looks like it`s a pleasure to use ! Burled elm on those scales ? What steel was used ?
Serving our military with pride for 3/4 of a century !
Scales.....yes indeed, Burl wood. However, I had it changed to something Brian calls "Desert Ironwood". Kind of unique stuff.
Steel.....ugggh.....I can't recall.
Buck Kalinga, circa 1970s....first time I ever saw one of these, I had the hots for it. It`s quite an impressive handful of knife.
Santa brought me a Katana for Christmas !
It`s a Chenness Kaze`, created by the old-school method, hammered in the forge, differentially heat-treated using clay, has a nice hamon (temper line), and is quite sharp right out of the box.
Looks like a decent valued starter sword.
Cheness is based in La Jolla. One of my former students in iaido helped with the cutting evaluations.
Be safe and try to get some good instruction if you plan to cut with it.
USH !I appreciate your concern ! (I`ve been involved in the arts since the early `70s....)
What about sharpening...in a knife thread?
Thinking of some water stones. Maybe a three stone set with 400, 1000, and 3000 grit, or?
Mostly kitchen knives, fillet knives, and occasionally a pocket knife or two.
(Or start a new thread?)
No, that topic is OK, but there`s already some good info archived over in the Cooking & Spirits Thread :
Not a western knife, but a tanto by Howard Clark (Morgan Valley Forge).
Forge folded. Mounted to match a 1086 katana by Howard Clark I have as daisho.
^^^ That is so beautiful!
I have pictures of the katana if anyone is interested.
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