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Oct 24, 2019 20:22 |  #1516

I can't recall shooting this one of Gary Blanchard's. Picked this one up back in '98 at the Knifemakers Guild Show when it was in Las Vegas. Any knife nuts in So. Cal may want to look up the California Custom Knife Show that will be Oct 26-27'th at the Embassy Suites in Anaheim. Lots of sharp stuff to spend your $$ on. :)


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Oct 25, 2019 23:59 |  #1517

More practice with another layer. Probably would have been better off masking then I wouldn't have the softer blend. Ah...next round, I'm tired. ;) The biggest PITA is getting the pantographed signature to show on the blade. Same challenge as above with the Blanchard piece. Figured out how to do that so shooting these became much easier. :)


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Oct 28, 2019 17:51 |  #1518

Hawaii maker Scot Matsuoka flippers. The Calif Custom Knife Show was fun and was nice to catch-up with our friends. A bit of toning on the last one since it seems monochrome with the bare titanium handles.


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Oct 28, 2019 18:10 |  #1519

Spent most my time at Mel Nishiuchi's table. This was one of his stone handled liner locks.


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Nov 02, 2019 10:18 |  #1520

Bestech BG08A-1 Rhino


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Nov 06, 2019 20:14 |  #1521

Nice! But, it looks like a nightmare to sharpen.


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Nov 20, 2019 10:24 |  #1522

Jimmy Fikes is quite a legend in the world of custom knives, especially with folks that like forged pieces. This is his "Cabin Boy" model, very rare in Wharnclille, might be the only one.

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Nov 20, 2019 21:47 |  #1523

Win wrote in post #18963252 (external link)
Jimmy Fikes is quite a legend in the world of custom knives, especially with folks that like forged pieces. This is his "Cabin Boy" model, very rare in Wharnclille, might be the only one.

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Very nice. What is the material used to wrap the handle please? Doesn't look like paracord.


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Nov 21, 2019 10:28 |  #1524

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Very nice. What is the material used to wrap the handle please? Doesn't look like paracord.

Wish I could tell you and getting ahold of Jimmy is near impossible. I know it's impregnated with an epoxy and stands up to use. He uses a green wrap a lot, looks like same material.

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Nov 24, 2019 13:04 |  #1525

The first custom knife I bought, a Mel Pardue made late 80's. An early flipper type that if it had the lower blade tab-lug would be spot on. Sold it about 7 years ago.


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Nov 28, 2019 08:41 |  #1526

Received this fifty years ago, this past September ... still have it.


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Dec 07, 2019 15:13 |  #1527

Microtech Scarab ...


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Dec 14, 2019 11:22 |  #1528

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Dec 17, 2019 12:22 |  #1530

Nice set up and lighting. Is the background a shopped in thing, or do you have a backlit table of some sort? Love the results.

Also, that is one fine looking blade!
I kept looking at the profile of the bevels on the blade and thinking "that is so familiar but I don't have anything like that,. why so familiar?"

...then I realized it's VERY similar to my old carry pocket knife,. a 4" folder,. which of course happens to be, a Gerber! this is the same profile blade on Steroids!

I like this one much better than the sawback models!


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