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Trad climber
May 22, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
eKat those custom knives are super cool! Love the story

Thanks, Sista. . . I was just using one of them.


Gym climber
Great White North
May 23, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
zBrown: I believe it's rosewood


Aug 16, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
Never been a knife guy (although I did play a mean game of mumblety-peg as a kid), but I just found this Plumb 2-bit with the original sheath - too pretty to pass up.

I'd heard these were issued to the Army and USFS at one time, and even though I can't find a "US" stamp anywhere, the blade and sheath have a SS#, which to me suggests gov't?
Anyway, it's got a nice heft and swing, narrow head and lots of life left. Now I'll have to start looking for a scaled-down Cruiser in similar good shape.


Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
Nice find Dale!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 17, 2014 - 09:21am PT
Hundreds of knives but my best, beyond question, is a "ladder damascus" blade by Ken McFall.

Stag handle with custom brass buttcap, nickel silver hilt, crocodile leather sheath, burl spacers, yada yada. My crappy camera couldn't do it justice, but I'm sure there are plenty good photos of his work online.

The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Aug 17, 2014 - 11:17am PT


Daughter brought me one of these back from France, carry it everywhere now.

Social climber
Aug 18, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
Credit: Tobia

I'm missing my two favorite pocket knifes, I'm always taking them out of my pocket to avoid loosing them in various activities and then forgetting "where" is.

The little pin knife, fourth from right on bottom, belonged to my Great Grandfather.

The top two are the sheave (top) and bayonet (below) to an AK-47, taken from a bad guy in Afghanistan. It hinges on sheath for cutting wire, among other things. U.S. Military bayonets are designed in a similar fashion.

East of Heaven
Aug 18, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch
Credit: skitch

Keister this.

Aug 18, 2014 - 05:33pm PT
Tobia, your great-grandpa's knife appears identical to the fixture in my grandfather's tackle box.

Pearl-y handle?

That little blade cleaned fish; straightened hooks; cut scrap off the boat prop; modified canvas; severed the rode when someone (ahem) fouled the anchor (but only after making me dive for it 3 or 4 times - Ontario in October, brrr); served up shore dinners and more.

Haven't thought about that stuff for a long time.

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 18, 2014 - 05:37pm PT
nice shanks, skitch

Social climber
Aug 18, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
For precise lasar guided cutting of ze pizza pie.
For precise lasar guided cutting of ze pizza pie.
Credit: Don'tKnowHim

Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Aug 18, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
Not technically knives, but I "found" a $500 Autine axe on-line.

Watch the triple axe challenge, if you dare. Caveat Emptor!

Autine Traditional Finnish Splitting Axe
Overall length (31,5ö) 800mm
Weight: (4,8 lbs) 2200 g
Cutting edge: (4,3ö) 110 mm
Hardness: 59-60 (HRC)
Handle material: Elm

$ 490.00


Trad climber
Brea ca.
Aug 18, 2014 - 09:22pm PT
Here's a few knives I've made in the last year.
Pen knife for a friend who still writes music with a quill
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4" trailing point skinner
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3" utility neck knife
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Works in progress

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Prototype 9" santoku
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Don't even get me started in all my folders...

Social climber
Aug 19, 2014 - 03:32am PT
perswig, I'll take a better picture and post for you. I had another batch of knifes; but they don't compare to fancy ones on this thread. I have a very old axe worthy of posting.

ditto on the shanks.

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 19, 2014 - 04:20am PT
Tobia: I had the same Buck knife as in your picture (in the center). I forgot to pack it in my checked luggage and after 20 mins of questioning, I gave it up at SFO when flying back home :(

strangeday: what kinda wood used for the pen knife? nice stuff!
this just in

north fork
Aug 19, 2014 - 05:28am PT
Strangeday, those knives are awesome, great shapes to them. Show us your folders.

Posted these on show me what you're building thread, but I guess they are on topic here.

Buckeye Burl


Trad climber
Brea ca.
Aug 19, 2014 - 09:21pm PT
Nice work just in!!

Here's a few....

My main rotation right now is a mix of older favorites, and newer ones.
Top to bottom:

Mora LMF stainless- great light weight fixed blade, and has a integrated fero rod in the handle. This is my around town fixed blade.

SOG pentagon elite II- an absolute workhorse knife I've had for 15 years. It's my main camping folder

Gerber ez out- one of my first "modern" folder. It replaced my Boy Scout buck light about 22 years ago. Still going strong

Kershaw clash- I'm not big on assisted openers, but the flipper on this is great when wearing gloves. The Chinese 8cr13mov steel is actually quite good for the money

CRKT ken onion wrinkle- smooth opening flipper, with aus8 steel, and aluminum scales. Just got it for $30 from woot. Great blade for the money.

Benchmade 300-1 - a current favorite I carry most of the time. Smooth flipper, axis lock, 154cm steel. Everything you want in a heavy duty EDC.

Kershaw rainbow leek- the standard new gentlemen's knife. Weak tip, but great slim carry, and very non threatening looking.

Spyderco persistence- one of spyderco's newer knives. China made, but great quality for the money. A great first introduction to spyderco.

Spyderco delica 4 superblue- a spyderco sprint run, of their famous delica. It has a Aogami hitachi blue carbon steel inner core, with 420J on the outside. An absolute classic.

Jason brous bionic- this is my main EDC knife. Jason is an up and coming custom maker, and the bionic was his first production run knife. D2 steel with aluminum scales and Ti clip. Mine is 372/1200 made. A superb small flipper for the money. You can still find these for about $160. Worth every penny.

Spyderco dragonfly H1- another classic spyderco design, updated with H1 steel. H1 is a nitrogen based steel, which will not rust, even submerged for weeks in salt water. This is my river/pool/jacuzzi knife (I ALWAYS have a knife in me)


Victorianox camper- my old boy scout knife, with added flame maple scales.

Opinel #8 carbon- my only in pocket knife. I mostly use it for eating lunch.

Leatherman wave- best multi tool ever.

I've also have about 20-30 others that rarely get carried, and mostly sit in storage, but once a year or so I'll mix it up, but for the most part, I carry the 300-1, and the bionic 90% of the time.

It's not a hobby, it's a sickness....

And let's not forget about sharpeners. The edge pro apex is expensive, but the best constant angle sharpener out there.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 19, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
NOT my knives!
John Decker collection, a good part of it.
John Decker collection, a good part of it.
Credit: mouse from merced
A rare photo of this snooper and pooper, a LRRPS team member and very ...
A rare photo of this snooper and pooper, a LRRPS team member and very shy by nature and by training. John D is my neighbor and is an old Badger Pass man from the sixties and seventies.
Credit: mouse from merced

Sport climber
Feb 23, 2015 - 01:16pm PT

Fontenille Pataud. Makers of Laguiole and french knives.
c wilmot

Feb 23, 2015 - 01:37pm PT
Credit: c wilmot
Credit: c wilmot
Credit: c wilmot

The sheath on the skinner didnt come out so well.....Blades by Jaaranen, handles and sheath's by me
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