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Old 03-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #1741
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OK, we need to close this thread, you sons of bitches are trying to bankrupt me here.
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Guys...really...stop this...
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:55 PM   #1742
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Just wait 'till I post up the next two I have on the bench.


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Old 03-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #1743
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Just wait 'till I post up the next two I have on the bench.


It's not the same thing...I don't think I can afford (both money and use wise) a bladesmith art piece anyway so I can live with that. And drool over.


But I can hardly look at a nice knife that I could actually buy without...well...wanting to buy it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:28 AM   #1744
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These two were made or finished up here in Alaska.

The skinner was made years ago by Martin J. Patterson of PAK ,Patterson Alaska Knife, out of Seward, AK.

I just got the Damascus ladder pattern last weekend at our annual Alaska Native Arts and Crafts show. It was made by James V. Hughey of Knives and beyond. He orders up the blades and finishes them up here. The handle is Mule Deer with black whale baleen spacers and whale bone end caps. The blue is the reflection of the sky as I took the photos outdoors.

I've been wanting one of Jim's knives since first seeing them at last year's show. Gorgeous. Mark H.









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Old 03-10-2011, 04:39 AM   #1745
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:53 AM   #1746
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I've always been pretty bummed that I didn't cut a point or two off of a set of moose antlers that I found while back-country hiking in Yellowstone NP. Talk about lost opportunities... Dahmit, I hate being law-abiding.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #1747
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:50 PM   #1748
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Here's my latest addition, a Bark River Golok.






Dirtysouth - it's hard to beat a Kifaru pack and a Bark River Golok! How are you attaching the Golok to the pack in these pictures? Looks like the compression straps are the only thing holding it on.

I got a Kifaru E&E for Christmas and I'm lovin' it.

My Golok ain't too bad either - I built it February '10, it sports Loveless Bolts and black Birdseye Maple.




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Old 03-11-2011, 05:36 AM   #1749
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Great looking Goloks. That model is next on my list.

How has the wood handle held up on a big chopper like that?
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #1750
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So.... what's the opinions of a wrist strap on a knife? I've seen some "tactical" knives that have that feature. Seems like a PITA to me.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:54 PM   #1751
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If you're going to be doing heavy chopping, it's not a bad idea - in case of critical failure of either the blade, or the hand, it keeps it from flying off and stabbing a bystander. The cutting tests and competitions in the ABS require it.

For "normal" use, it's more trouble than it's worth, imho.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:37 PM   #1752
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Great looking Goloks. That model is next on my list.

How has the wood handle held up on a big chopper like that?
I've had no issues. The birdseye maple is stablilized in my case which helps. Standard production models are expoxied together plus they have corby bolts so they extremely tough.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #1753
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Well, I'm not considering the BRKT Bravo-1 anymore...at least, not for what I want this new knife for.

The ESEE it will be I guess.

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:23 AM   #1754
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why?
because it has a skeletonized tang.
i would not worry about that because if you were able to break it, then it is covered under the warranty.
also if it breaks because it is skeletonized, then you are doing something wrong, and need a prybar instead.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:54 AM   #1755
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OK you Golok bastiges, I can't find one anywhere, any ideas?
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