Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    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. :D
  2. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    I'll probably buy the BMF, for cheap in as is condition.

    :lol3

    Moving outta town?
  3. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    Very nice knife. That's extremely reasonable. Sign me up for one!
  4. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    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!

    Ulfberht Sword
  5. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    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".
  6. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    :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?
  7. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Leftover Roman design?
  8. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    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.
  9. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    One more. A WWII Navy dive knife a MK 2, it was my dads.

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  10. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Looks more like a K-Bar to me, but with a dive sheath. Weird.
  11. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    It's a K-Bar, but was re-badged by the Navy with the MK 2 stamp and listed as a "fighting knife".
  12. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    That is probably worth a few clams....pun implied....
  13. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    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.

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  14. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    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.
  15. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Is that an 8" or the 9" version? Either way, the ones without the 'sawteeth' are much less common.

    I have always (because I am old and that's how we always did it) resorted to abrasives and polishing but seeing that this is mostly confined to the blade, I wonder about how the electrolysis method might work (thinking that the handle could be kept 'high and dry' with the right set up). It might still need polishing afterward but you'd know what shape the steel was in before removing any of it.

    Anyone ever try it on a knife?

    Guess I should try it myself, I have a couple of 'tiger' knives that are really rusted. They are cheap, $25 fishing knives with very agressive serations, really useful to cut line out of a prop or slice not quite thawed bait but rust.... Friends kept mentioning the rusty one in my (boat console) knife rack so I got a new one and sprayed it with reel protectant before it saw the boat, a week later it was orange and it had not even come out of the rack!


    Bruce
  16. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    I think the response is going to be much better than you imagined.
    There are a lot of folks here who truly admire your work, and for good reason. :thumb

    When you finish your production run, I might have another small project for you if you're interested.
    Heck you might even want to run with it, we'll see...

    Thanks for putting this out here for us.
  17. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    You flatter me, sir. Let's see if they turn out worth a damn first. :lol3
  18. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Great thread! My first knife, and the knife I still use nearly everyday, is an old drop-point Gerber Gator :D:

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    It's been with me for many years now and has been a great all purpose knife that's never let me down... I love the grip shape, it's size and the grip material. Very easy to hold onto, even when your hand is covered in fish slime... :rofl
  19. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    The knife below is very special to me and has a definite story to tell:

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    It's a Marine Raider stiletto and belonged to my Granddad's best friend, who was a 4th Raider. He gave it to my Granddad when they both came home from the Pacific...
  20. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    That's technically a "clip point". I own the non-serrated version, bought back in 1995. Still use it.