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  Lamb splitter and carcass splitter
Posted by: Stormcrow - 01-31-2019, 05:02 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (1)

A couple of new big blades that got shipped out earlier this month.  Two firsts on these: the cord-wrapped one is the heaviest I've made, and the slab handle on the lamb splitter is the longest slab I've ever made.

Both of them are forged from 80CrV2 steel with Boltaron sheaths.

The wrapped one has an 18" blade and weighs 5.14 pounds, the first of mine to weigh more than 5 pounds.  The handle is 22" long, scorched hemp on top of a neoprene foundation, with West System marine epoxy. 

[Image: 39970148293_462ca569dd_b.jpg]carcasssplitter10 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 31993469377_73b0d3d035_z.jpg]carcasssplitter12 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 39970147953_a51a3eeba2_z.jpg]carcasssplitter14 by James Helm, on Flickr

It was a Christmas gift from a wife to her husband, and she had me laser engrave this on the blade.

[Image: 46882312012_630664da66_z.jpg]carcasssplitter13 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 31993469277_3e79dc1489_z.jpg]carcassssplitter11 by James Helm, on Flickr

The lamb splitter is an over-sized version of what is usually a large one-handed butcher knife-looking blade.  The blade is 17 1/4", the handle is 17", and the weight is 4.125 pounds.  It has the longest slab handle I've ever made, from tan TeroTuf with flared stainless steel tube rivets.

The customer has assured me that the lamb splitter will be used for butchering.

[Image: 39970147603_01f6f028b8_z.jpg]lambsplitter03 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 31993468957_3bb0886c8b_z.jpg]lambsplitter04 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 39970147253_67f3b198c5_z.jpg]lambsplitter05 by James Helm, on Flickr

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  Becker Kabar 62
Posted by: Grizzly Dave - 01-31-2019, 12:38 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (29)

Has anyone handled the new Kabar model 62 a copy of an original Kephart knife? 
Made in collaboration with Ethan Becker from an original Colchester Bros. knife he was able to locate.
I have the Condor model of the Kephart but the Kabar 62 looks better and has a pretty sturdy leather sheath

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  Benchmade Puukko200
Posted by: jbarrow - 01-30-2019, 05:23 PM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9WaSAndZII

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  ST-1 stabby thing self-defense tool
Posted by: Stormcrow - 01-24-2019, 05:04 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (4)

On the mid-tech side of things, I came up with a self-defense tool that debuted at Blade Show this summer:  the ST-1.  They're waterjet cut from 1/4" 4140, ground and heat treated, with a Cerakote ceramic gun coating, with Boltaron sheaths.

[Image: 46187262272_c0c650c4d6_c.jpg]st102 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46238030411_90bf557d3a_c.jpg]st105 by James Helm, on Flickr

[Image: 46187261602_ca1c490927_c.jpg]st104 by James Helm, on Flickr

There's no blade, but the tip is quite pointy and beveled.

[Image: 45325039175_c23ba73c59_c.jpg]st106 by James Helm, on Flickr

A closer look at the tip prior to heat treatment and Cerakote.

[Image: 46187260802_bc14fc3599_c.jpg]st110 by James Helm, on Flickr

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfKcJZ419ws

As Tobin demonstrates, they can even be quad-wielded.  Big Grin

[Image: 32365643618_2fbb2feb40_b.jpg]st111 by James Helm, on Flickr

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  6.5 Creedmore
Posted by: Deerstalker - 01-20-2019, 06:46 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (7)

Grizzly Dave [Image: buddy_offline.png] 

12-23-2018, 07:06 AM



I, like Bill think that only accurate rifles are of interest. 

DS - Me too

I think you will like the 6.5 Creedmore and would appreciate your views after shooting one. 


DS - I haven't shot one yet, but I'm keen to try Shy

https://www.remington.com/custom-shop/blog

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  Ruger Bearcat from the the late 1960’s
Posted by: Stitch - 01-16-2019, 01:50 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (5)

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  And there you have it.
Posted by: jbarrow - 01-15-2019, 12:00 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (7)

https://thenaturalsouth.blogspot.com/201...wNTXW8eTP0

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  Banished
Posted by: Stitch - 01-14-2019, 02:50 AM - Forum: Welcome To The Hoodlums - Replies (27)

I was banished years ago for being an asshole.  Now that I am back, I hope to be an asset, not a liability.

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  Long term cost of ownership on a high quality folding knife
Posted by: Stitch - 01-14-2019, 02:29 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

2001, I had to go do an inspection on a satellite unit in San Diego.  I felt naked as I only had a Swiss Army knife in my pocket.  I went to a knife shop in La Jolla afterhours and saw a folding, liner lock, knife, that I bought on an impulse.  It was a Microtech/Lightfoot collaboration.  The LCC.  A custom quality knife at an expensive production price, $240.00.  If, you divide the cost of ownership over 18 years, it comes out to $13.33 a year.[Image: zCqzF0B.jpg]

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  Surefire Echo Knife
Posted by: Stitch - 01-14-2019, 01:44 AM - Forum: Knives and Assorted Weapons - Replies (3)

The older I get, the smaller, lighter and thinner my knives get.  My EDC fixed blade is a Surefire Echo.  It came with an injection molded sheath that I think is pretty cheesy.  I found a leather sheath that fits it perfectly, made by an unknown maker, at a local shop for $10.00.  I found the knife at an antique store for $100.00.

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