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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.
There's a reason it's in a sealed case.
Finally took a pic of my grandfathers old knife. An Inuit made it for him in Alaska back in the 1930's.
I'd be in for one for sure. I hope you'll offer a few choices in the color of G10.
What interests you? I get mine from Jantz, so take a look at what they have and I may get some alternate selections beyond black and pink.
I'm really partial to Canvas Micarta if you are going with a synthetic.
Green is cool, natural also good. The white paper looks like ivory, don't know if that would be a good look on this design or not.
Put ME down for one - hope you give a preference to previous customers...wink wink...
I'm pretty simple when it comes to synthetics: I like black or maroon, but like MGO said, ivory paper mic would likely look great. I have a green, which is fine on the knife it's on, and I love my orange G10 BRKT Journeyman, but that would look like hell on your knife. If you wouldn't mind going to a natural, there's a nice block of exhibition grade mesquite on Jantz' site.
I'll probably buy the BMF, for cheap in as is condition.
Moving outta town?
Very nice knife. That's extremely reasonable. Sign me up for one!
Recently watched an episode of NOVA about the Viking "Ulfberht" sword.
The smith made a duplicate of it using the same techniques they probably used, including making his own "crucible steel"....freaking amazing!
Ric is a friend and mentor of mine. There are some unfounded assumptions in the story of the Ulfberht as told by NOVA, but Ric is an excellent craftsman and one of the few in the world who could do what he did. I know 3 or 4 others who could try and probably be as successful, but it's a short list.
Ask yourself, though, why a Scandinavian craftsman would use the Latin alphabet, when they had their own runic one, even if he were literate. Remember this is pre-Christian epoch up there. Ask yourself, as well, about the meaning of the various inscriptions on the reverse side of the blade that were shown briefly in some of the paper sketches but never mentioned during the film.
Lots of questions, too few answers, beautiful craftsmanship in the process. There's a reason we call this "experimental archaeology".
:huh Holy cow, I never even considered any of that! I was too wrapped up in watching him work that steel. Damned impressive skills!
But now that you bring it up....yeah, what IS up with that?
Leftover Roman design?
That's one theory, but nowhere else in the archaeological record is there use of Latin like this, on weapons or anything else being written by those people at that time... that I'm aware of.
One more. A WWII Navy dive knife a MK 2, it was my dads.
Looks more like a K-Bar to me, but with a dive sheath. Weird.
It's a K-Bar, but was re-badged by the Navy with the MK 2 stamp and listed as a "fighting knife".
That is probably worth a few clams....pun implied....
I already sent it to Smithy to get cleaned up. Trust me, you wouldnt want it. I may part with it upon its return. The sheath is pretty tanked too. I need to take better care of my shit.
And it just arrived today. You weren't kidding, this has seen it's share and then some. Gimmie a couple days to deal with it.