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Old 01-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #4156
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I like this old Browning folder I bought in the mid 70's. It could use a good polishing, but the tarnished look is kind of nostalgic.


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Old 01-07-2013, 08:23 AM   #4157
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The videos of John's work are about as good as the work itself. Nothing terribly special about the damascus, it's well-executed and clean, but damn that video makes it look sexy. Pulls out all the romantic stops to the craft.

To my knowledge, they've never been a high-volume shop, though, so why all the advertising effort if they're not putting out any quantity has confused me. He's never answered that question on the Bladesmith Forum either.
So he will get hundreds of more orders even though it takes six months or so to fill the order.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #4158
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When a knife maker says he is not taking orders it is because he has 3-5 years of backlog. Getting a custom-made knife in 6 months is pretty quick.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:57 AM   #4159
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The videos of John's work are about as good as the work itself. Nothing terribly special about the damascus, it's well-executed and clean, but damn that video makes it look sexy. Pulls out all the romantic stops to the craft.

To my knowledge, they've never been a high-volume shop, though, so why all the advertising effort if they're not putting out any quantity has confused me. He's never answered that question on the Bladesmith Forum either.
Same volume with increased demand equals higher retail price.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #4160
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When a knife maker says he is not taking orders it is because he has 3-5 years of backlog. Getting a custom-made knife in 6 months is pretty quick.
A business position I would like to be in!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #4161
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A business position I would like to be in!
mmm..yea until said customer is on his 10th call "just to see how its goin" .
Used to be a gunsmith I new that had a loooong rifle rack. When he booked a job he would place the rifle in the right hand side of the rack. When he finished a job they would all move one slot to the left.
When you called "just to see how its goin"..he would take your job and move it all the way down to the right.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #4162
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My perspective is skewed, because I have a day job.

My fear is that once I take it on as a full-time vocation, I'll hate it for the pressure it brings. I work well, when I'm being creative and find a customer for what I've made, but hate taking a commission, a deposit, and them owning a piece of your life you have to pay back by a proposed date.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #4163
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I like this old Browning folder I bought in the mid 70's. It could use a good polishing, but the tarnished look is kind of nostalgic.


SNAP ... I have the exact same Browning knife and leather pouch , I never thought I'd ever see another one ..... I was born in October 1968 , my uncle ( my mums older brother ) left Northern Ireland in the summer of 1968 to live in Toronto and one of the first things he bought in Canada was the Browning knife and pouch which he give to me on one of my many visits to stay with him , think it was in August 1997 . Unfortunately he past away on 10/10/2010 . He and I were big mates over years so the knife is very special to me .
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #4164
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I work well, when I'm being creative and find a customer for what I've made, but hate taking a commission, a deposit, and them owning a piece of your life you have to pay back by a proposed date.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #4165
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Love you man, just won't ever take cash up front again. Not while I have a day job and family demands. Hope there's no hard feelings.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #4166
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Hope there's no hard feelings.
I was thinking the same thing.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #4167
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Knives of Alaska Suregrip Cub Bear Caping Knife

funny Product Description from Amazon:
"A great choice for mild weather camping, the Arctic Leaf sleeping bag from Wenzel is a full-size, lightweight, affordable rectangular sleeping bag that's temperature rated to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. It's filled with four pounds of Wenzel's hypoallergenic Insul-Therm polyester fiber fill, and it also features a durable polyester outer shell and polyester liner. The quilt-through construction helps reduce the bunching of fill to eliminate cold spots. Other features include self-repairing zippers and two integrated elastic straps."
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ordered today.. let see if the knife comes with an sleeping bag!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #4168
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SNAP ... I have the exact same Browning knife and leather pouch , I never thought I'd ever see another one ..... I was born in October 1968 , my uncle ( my mums older brother ) left Northern Ireland in the summer of 1968 to live in Toronto and one of the first things he bought in Canada was the Browning knife and pouch which he give to me on one of my many visits to stay with him , think it was in August 1997 . Unfortunately he past away on 10/10/2010 . He and I were big mates over years so the knife is very special to me .
Nice story.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:12 AM   #4169
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I was going to buy another Benchmade knive but changed my mind and bought these:



The black Johnny Cash one is going to be a present to my son when He turns 18 in ten years. He's as big a Cash fan as I am and I figured I would get it now while they are still made in the USA.

The blue one is to replace the one I lost years back. I have a couple other trappers that my grandfather gave me including a well used one that dates back to the late 40's.

Anyone else collect Case knives?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #4170
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With that description, I'd go with a Spyderco Delica, but it will likely be a bit above $40. If that's a hard limit, try the Tenacious.

http://newgraham.com/store/product/4...us-PE-SC122GP/

I just took delivery of this one. Mostly because I like the blade shape. It does seem to be built to a price point. SPYDERCO says it's their original "entry level" model.
Pros: It operates smoothly, with no free play when open. The grind on the blade appears to be easily sharpened. The clip feels strong.
Cons: It's rather wide when closed, probably because of large the open hole. The tang that locks it in the open position is not making full contact with the blade. This makes me nervous, but it's an easy fix.
Over all I think it is a good dollar value & I'm happy with the knife.
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys.

Now if my new ESEE-5 would just get here.
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