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Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:31am PT
I always had a thing for butterfly knives. Those many years of working with Mexicanos and Chicanos in the kitchens of the West, I have met more than one mean hombre that could scare the crap out of most gringos with some flashy wrist-work with a butterfly. I have also seen a few rookies slice parts trying to show off. Funny shite.
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Aug 1, 2013 - 09:12am PT
As most, I have several knives, most are used daily in the kitchen. Some, however, have the privilege to go to work on our friendly neighbourhood pigs.

Warning - some might find the following imagery disturbing. The same people might not know where meat comes from.

You have to break an egg
You have to break an egg
Credit: Lasti

Those who find the image below mouthwatering should not be squeamish about the one above.

to make sausages.
to make sausages.
Credit: Lasti

Lasti
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Aug 1, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Check out this baby!!
It's called a Danish Dagger, made from Danish Flint. It's a modern replica knapped by a master.

The handle has a ultra hard type of knapping technique that produces the scalloping.
10,000 years ago, these were the real deal, you could filet a woolly mammoth with this unit.
Credit: Dr. F.
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 1, 2013 - 02:43pm PT

"Warning - some might find the following imagery disturbing. The same people might not know where meat comes from."...

What an egotistical pile of bullsh!t!!!...

EVERYONE knows that meat comes from the STORE!!!...

DUH!!!...

The nerve of some people...

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
I just got this knife today from Tod's Stuff in the U.K. It is a faithful reproduction of a 12th Century whittle tang knife that I commissioned.

The blade form is easily recognizable as resembling that of the broken-back seax. Though pattern welding swords had ceased to be forged by about the 10th Century, pattern welded knives continued to be made until the 14th Century. And so this blade was made by Owen Bush with shear steel edge to hold a sharpness, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wrought iron back - just the way knives were made in the 12th Century.

The handle is boxwood, typical for knives of that era, and the ferrule is pure silver.

The sheath is just a bit speculative. The form is typical of the 12th Century (a single layer of leather, unlined, no tabs, suspended vertically, and form-fitted to the blade and handle), but the stamped design is based on surviving leatherwork from a century later.

She's a beauty.

About 14 inches from the butt of the handle to the tip of the sheath
About 14 inches from the butt of the handle to the tip of the sheath
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

A shear steel edge, a patterned core &#40;iron and steel&#41; and a wr...
A shear steel edge, a patterned core (iron and steel) and a wrought iron back
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

I also bought another custom blade from Owen Bush - a reproduction of a 9th Century broken-back seax. I've having Ben Potter make a rather special handle and sheath for me. I'll post photos when I get that knife, shouldn't be too much longer.

Here's the raw pattern-welded balde. Again, looks like a steel edge, patterned core and a wrought iron back.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Lastly... a limited-edition 13th Century steel dagger made by Albion Armorers.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Aug 1, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Antique Gurka

Antique Gurka knife from India
Antique Gurka knife from India
Credit: Magic Ed
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Aug 2, 2013 - 01:11am PT
No Applegate/Fairbarin? just a bunch of wimpy folders?

no vaquero grande or len thompson videos?

wtf, over?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:21am PT
My new favorite knife.



It's a big knife ( the pizza came out of a 14" Dutch oven ). A hell of a lot easier - and safer - to clean than a wheel-style pizza cutter.

Remind me never to raise hell in a pizza joint.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Dr Spock asked:
"No Applegate/Fairbarin?"
I have an original WW2 Fairbairn Sykes. Wayne Wallace wandered over to me in Camp 4 about 1983 and said "do you want to buy a great knife cheap"?

"Uhh, No. I have a Swiss Army Knife that does everything I want, but thanks".

"Well I'm broke and need some money," Wayne Says: "you're buying it for $10 as a favor to me, you can cut cheese more efficiently."

"Uhhhh, OK, glad to help you out"...later I came to appreciate it as an interesting bit of history.

Sorry, no photos, but looks like this.

More info: http://www.macdonaldarms.com/armoury/FairbairnSykes.php






Very nice knife, Ledge Rat. What did that beauty run you? And would love to hear why you wanted to commission such an interesting bit of history.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Aug 2, 2013 - 11:51am PT
damn, beautiful knives SLR, i almost feel ashamed posting my simple little benchmade after several of more recent posts, but here it is, with hand for scale.
Credit: kaholatingtong
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Aug 2, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
A few throwers.
A vintage 73' Philippine butterfly.
And an example of my amateurish attempts at knapping.
Credit: shady
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 3, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
I have my dad's well used hunting knife...

R H Ruana Bonner Montana
R H Ruana Bonner Montana
Credit: Brian in SLC

http://www.ruanaknives.com/companyhistory.aspx
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 21, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
The latest addition to my armoury.
A 3-bar pattern welded blade made by bladesmith Owen Bush
Knife fittings by Ben Potter
It's a 10th Century Celtic seax

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 21, 2014 - 02:03pm PT
eKat that is a great story.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
May 21, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
I have been told that this is a very rare Boy Scout Knife that I have.

Credit: zBrown
Credit: zBrown

The dental spatula (A) on top isn't technically a knife, but it is my favorite tool. Took these locks apart in very short order without any help.

Credit: zBrown
eKat

Trad climber
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
May 21, 2014 - 03:13pm PT

eKat that is a great story.

Thanks, FRUMY.

There are so many great cultural and natural history stories about Mammoth.
Kinda fun to write up extensions of them, sometimes.

:-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 21, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
Cool knives!

My favorite aunt brought me this from Oaxaca when I was about 13. You can
see why she was my fave.



I was taking Spanish then but the colloquialism on the blade had me a bit
stumped so I took it in to my Spanish teacher. He got all red in the face
and said, "Never you mind!"



"No te fijes en las culecas, fijate en las que estan poniendo"

More or less it means: "Don't bother with the young chicks, go for the ones that are putting out" LOL!!!!!!!
Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
May 21, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Antique Gurka

Did he come with as a package deal with your Kukri?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 21, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Credit: nature
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