Knives - Show Me

ThunderNocked

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
615
Location
North Pole, Alaska
Better get in line. It’s a $50 deposit and it takes 5-6 years. I’m a year or two in on the wait.
Yup! It wouldn't be terrible. I have another Customer Maker up here in Alaska that I just missed his books and asked him to let me know when they open as he is 6-7 years.

The custom I'll get end of this year I was supposed to get last year but the maker (a Forged in Fire Champ too) had heart Surgery and was down for months. He is back up making knives so I'm excited for that!
 

geetar

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 28, 2019
Messages
3,208
Location
North Carolina
Yup! It wouldn't be terrible. I have another Customer Maker up here in Alaska that I just missed his books and asked him to let me know when they open as he is 6-7 years.

The custom I'll get end of this year I was supposed to get last year but the maker (a Forged in Fire Champ too) had heart Surgery and was down for months. He is back up making knives so I'm excited for that!
Nice! Gabe Mabry who also won forged in fire lives in my town.
 

GoGriz1234

Active member
Joined
Jun 11, 2021
Messages
136
This girl is my favorite, but I have three others of the same make with different wood/ handle material.
 

Attachments

  • 08A66F3B-53B1-4723-B6E3-5FC424EF7683.jpeg
    08A66F3B-53B1-4723-B6E3-5FC424EF7683.jpeg
    64.5 KB · Views: 21
  • 2CDD41EB-579E-46E9-AD42-5552033C8E6D.jpeg
    2CDD41EB-579E-46E9-AD42-5552033C8E6D.jpeg
    2.4 MB · Views: 21

Ghillieman

Active member
Joined
Jan 26, 2022
Messages
105
Location
Florida
The first..my always carry, custom Dan-D. Was my Dads...love this knife. Excellent skinner 20220522_184055.jpg
and the second is a WK Knife. Walt Kneubuhler was also a custom knife builder. Not to be confused with Winkler. This is knife Ive had for over 40 yrs.
Dad and Walt were friends and Walt built this knife for me. Both are beyond razor sharp and have skinned many a deer. Rest assured ill have both for my 2023 Elk hunt
 

NDGuy

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 26, 2018
Messages
823
3 from Mr. Gene Ingram arrived this week. He’s retired now I think I’ll be one of the last ones to get a custom from him. Waited two years and sent him a nice set of ironwood burl scales to use.

e44cb660f24cdea9da728026fc1f3f18.jpg

977388371e1e043ea345d04e04439be2.jpg

0988ee6d26afa10f6febc2fc2dd7a8cb.jpg

afb9b72f2c492af0a626048ce3095d4b.jpg


966a4035835a2c876b477a9a6e8b31f9.jpg

e7d87fd3df759ed660fcf37347b12eb0.jpg

677f0c4d676f34c104218ae60fcf6467.jpg

39b5b3055eea4d5b0610ca654f922d35.jpg
 

noharleyyet

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 15, 2004
Messages
32,269
Location
TEXAS
3 from Mr. Gene Ingram arrived this week. He’s retired now I think I’ll be one of the last ones to get a custom from him. Waited two years and sent him a nice set of ironwood burl scales to use.

e44cb660f24cdea9da728026fc1f3f18.jpg

977388371e1e043ea345d04e04439be2.jpg

0988ee6d26afa10f6febc2fc2dd7a8cb.jpg

afb9b72f2c492af0a626048ce3095d4b.jpg


966a4035835a2c876b477a9a6e8b31f9.jpg

e7d87fd3df759ed660fcf37347b12eb0.jpg

677f0c4d676f34c104218ae60fcf6467.jpg

39b5b3055eea4d5b0610ca654f922d35.jpg
What are the dimensions of those?
 

pre6422hornet

Well-known member
Joined
May 21, 2015
Messages
515
As a part time knife maker myself ( 100 or so in the last 3 years) I use Desert ironwood about 90% of the time anymore. Hard as steel damn near and naturally stable. The family hates the smell when I am sanding it out but it has grown on me, I like it now.

Those are great looking knives.
 

manitou1

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 29, 2017
Messages
391
Location
Wyoming
OOOOHHHH YEA!!!! I have several 'fancy knives' and they all have officially seen Caribou Blood. I regularly pull out my sliciest knife (Sheep Horn Wilderness Explorer by Bark River Knives) as my go to 'carving knife'. I used it in the field this last time and was super excited and impressed with it - see photo below. View attachment 165439
View attachment 165440

Left to Right - Bark River Knives Bravo 1 in Green Linen Micarta, BRK Canoe in Desert Ironwood, BRK Wilderness Explorer in Sheep Horn, BRK Bobcat in Evergreen Burlap Micarta.

View attachment 165441
View attachment 165442

I have a few others but these are my primaries. I have a couple more and I'm looking to get a Hinderer XM-18 3.5 Spear Point or Bowie which is a folder but I plan to use it on animals as well. In some ways its more expensive to do the knives just because it is 'easier' to justify just a few hundred dollars here and there. hahaha.
Yeah, I am pretty fond of Bark River knives. One of my main go-tos when breaking down an animal is the Bark River Drop Point Hunter. Great edge retention and blade geometry.
I also carry a couple of my self-forged knives.
9F66B66E-B761-48EC-9C85-3E0791CA90A6.jpeg E9F39A77-0B62-49D7-971A-967E73761876.jpeg E0D6830A-ACAB-4AA7-B21F-4BF693B4DE30.jpeg 9F3FBE44-AD90-4A95-970A-D1B3F6B876A8.jpeg 342F68F1-E496-4F26-B39E-7F213E783D5B.jpeg
 

1oldcoyote

Active member
Joined
Jun 12, 2022
Messages
108
You guys have some cool looking knives! Yrs ago I bought an 1950 Ford panel truck. Under the seat I found an old Marine Crops K-Bar knife. Unfortunately I lost it sometime later. So a few yrs ago. I bought a new K-Bar.
 

BGnight

New member
Joined
Oct 16, 2021
Messages
5
I don't want to derail thread and I can't start one yet, but wanted recommendations on a lightweight field sharpener. My stone is pretty heavy and want to shave a few more ounces.
 

NDGuy

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 26, 2018
Messages
823
I don't want to derail thread and I can't start one yet, but wanted recommendations on a lightweight field sharpener. My stone is pretty heavy and want to shave a few more ounces.
Lansky or work sharp
 

Edge21

New member
Joined
Jun 26, 2022
Messages
1
Aaron Sybrant custom Hunter. I'm excited to get this hopefully into a Black Bear this month or next!

View attachment 222914

Another Cross: Boys Hunter in Rams Horn. I didn't think I'd like this but when it was given to me I fell in love. My EDC and I'll be taking it into the mountains for sheep probably since it is so light and sharp.
View attachment 222916
Lon Humphrey Minigun in Desert Ironwood from my lovely bride and a Strider SnG from a friend (I bought it but he made me one great deal) Love the blade on that Minigun and I'm carrying today as in the knife communities I'm in it is "Wood(scale) Wednesday".
View attachment 222917
the collection - I have sold 2-3 of these and am Carrying the big Moran Bowie on top for Bear Baiting right now - I may move a couple more here soon and cut this back a little.
View attachment 222918

And one final one: Two beautiful Sheep Horn Fancy Knives on part of a Moose Backstrap. All knives are workin knives!
View attachment 222919
And with that I'll be done for now.....
Wow. Nice collection. Any chance that when you cut back some more that you will consider selling one of those Cross knives?
 

ThunderNocked

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
615
Location
North Pole, Alaska
Wow. Nice collection. Any chance that when you cut back some more that you will consider selling one of those Cross knives?
HA! Possibly but unlikely. I love my Cross Knives. I really like the Bark River Knives - but there is something special about the geometry on those Cross'. Pete gets those down pat - that rough leather Hunter is probably my best hunting knife.
 

ThunderNocked

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 3, 2020
Messages
615
Location
North Pole, Alaska
Use Promo Code Randy for 20% off OutdoorClass

Forum statistics

Threads
100,950
Messages
1,604,790
Members
31,632
Latest member
Sand Meadows
Top