Four Favorites...

Discussion in 'Blades' started by AndyinEverson, Aug 17, 2018.


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  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    So four favorite knives of mine....
    Some old...the one in the fringed and quill worked scabbard ...and the one with the antler handle...
    "Old" as in 1890's or so...well the knives , not the scabbards.
    Some "new"....
    They all get used today as hunting , camping and kitchen knives.
    All I hope you enjoy...:D
    Andy
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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
  2. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Tell me about the one with the scroll work please Andy.
     
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  3. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    That one was a birthday gift from my wife...it was made by a gal named Hazel ...she owns "Sideros Designs"...
    Sideros Designs

    This knife is the one she calls a "Rat Tail Knife"...I am not sure what steel she uses...but it is a "Carbon" steel....
    I do know that it holds an edge well and sharpens easy....
    She usually has a few one hand to order...
    Mine is 7 inches long with a 3 1/4 inch blade.
    Here is a closer picture...
    Andy
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  4. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Aptly named and crudely beautiful. She's also the first woman knifemaker I've heard of.
     
  5. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Grand dad used to do something similar out of old files for us kids, sharpened really well, held a good edge, but were a little brittle. That style of knife, rings made from horse shoe nails, arrow heads, hoe heads, etc, used to really impress us when we watched him do blacksmithing as 5 year olds and on up. So much knowledge that never got passed down in our family. Enjoyed the sharing of working knives. Thank you. We all love to look at the latest Buck folder, but carry a 75 year old USAF survival knife for my everyday use and 90 % of my knife use outside is with a 40 year old stanley box cutter. Putting siding on my house this summer, and nothing beats it for that. Guy that gave me the crooked knife blank uses that and an axe to build birch bark canoes.
     
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I focused on the rat-tail knife also. It is a true art piece. It looks so sturdy. None of our knives are that nice. Normal store bought without history or true craftsmanship. We have Moras, Mossy Oaks and Spydercos. @AndyinEverson the knife with the antler handle is really nice also. You have a great collection.
     
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  7. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    Thank you ....Motomom34
    The Rat Tail knife is easy to carry ...its slim and rides well...also handles nicely when cleaning game or doing kitchen chores...
    Give Hazel a shout ....she'll make you one too....
    All of them like I said are users...even the old ones.
    Andy
     
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well let me introduce you to Haley DesRosiers @ Desrosiers Knives She is a Master BladeSmith and the wife of Adam DesRosiers who is also a Master BladeSmith... They used to be Neighbors a few years back....
    Haley DesRosiers MS (@hdesrosiersknives) • Instagram
    DesRosiers Knives
     
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  9. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Thanks BT. I didn't think she was the only female knifemaker but that she was the first I'd heard about. I like knives almost as much as I like guns. :D
     
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well check out the DesnRosiers Knives... Their qualities are unmatched in the Custom knife world..
     
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  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I also fixed the link in Andy's post #3. I am interested in what her jewelry will be like. Her site says it is coming soon
     
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  12. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    Thank you Motomom34...if you want to know 'bout muzzleloaders ...then I'm your man...computers not sooooo much...:D
    Andy
     
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  13. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

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    So above is another view of the antler handled knife...the cow horn handled knife and the bottom one in this picture is a Russel Green River knife ...
    All three here date from the 1890's early 1900's...
    The antler handed knife is a Christopher Johnson from Sheffield England
    The cow horn handled knife is a Universal
    And the aforementioned Green River
    Andy
     
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  14. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey++

    Found a Green River knife at a flea market. Nice collection there.
     
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  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Love me some nice working blades +10,000 Andy!
     
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  16. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Black Powder Monkey

    Thanks Gator...they do get used quite often.
    Andy
     
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