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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Go for it.

    With the dozens of different steels there is a lot of overlap; and some folks don't mind spending a few minutes restoring an edge. Some even find it satisfying. And some are happy with D2 - that takes a mediocre edge and holds it forever. We all have different needs and expectations from our knives.

    Two of my favorite knives are a forged 1085 steel 5" skinner made from an old plow coulter, and the other a forged 10" "Rifleman's" knife from 5160 off a Ford truck leaf spring. Have to watch out for rust but the edge retention is astonishing and they will "pop" hair off your arm when fresh.

    And both VERY much made in the USA. ;-)
    Yes, I’m not big on paper studies (ya it’s a pun)...I’ve seen some very old useful professional butcher knives that would sharpen to to a useful edge in seconds and could be quickly touched up during butchering. Not hair splitting razor sharp edge, which is not very useful butchering, but a good cutting edge.

    Personally, I like to use a set of Smith ceramic rods to bring my knives back to very sharp. 20 seconds and the softer steel is shaving again if you don’t abuse it. Might not hold it extremely long, but easy to fix.

    Whatever Oldtimer used was easy to sharpen, but the Buck steel was the best compromise between easy to sharpen and lasting a reasonable time.

    Well I’ve got a blade now that’s considered by many
    to be one of the best modern blade steels today. I’m excited to see how it works once the factory edge is used up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Go for it.

    With the dozens of different steels there is a lot of overlap; and some folks don't mind spending a few minutes restoring an edge. Some even find it satisfying. And some are happy with D2 - that takes a mediocre edge and holds it forever. We all have different needs and expectations from our knives.

    Two of my favorite knives are a forged 1085 steel 4.5" skinner made from an old plow coulter, and the other a forged 10" "Rifleman's" knife from 5160 off a Ford truck leaf spring. Have to watch out for rust but the edge retention is astonishing and they will "pop" hair off your arm when fresh.

    And both VERY much made in the USA. ;-)

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    Charlie, I was the youngest among a half dozen old timers at buck camp. Me ->12. Them - > old enough that they wanted to hunt pigeons along the road instead of packing bucks out along the dusty trail.

    One of the guys (AL) was kind of an artist/craftsman. Every year the older men would have an axe throwing contest. This was something learned in fire camps during their youth. There was an old tree in camp that had long ago been killed by annual contests throwing double bit and boys axes. I had put in a couple years at camp and felt accepted as a man if you will. When it came time to throw axes...AL brought out these hand forged axes, with hand shaped handles....long story short, first throw, I snapped that glossy handle in half.

    He gathered up his toys and put them away. I think that was the last year they ever threw axes.
    Toecutter and releventchair like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Charlie, I was the youngest among a half dozen old timers at buck camp. Me ->12. Them - > old enough that they wanted to hunt pigeons along the road instead of packing bucks out along the dusty trail.

    One of the guys (AL) was kind of an artist/craftsman. Every year the older men would have an axe throwing contest. This was something learned in fire camps during their youth. There was an old tree in camp that had long ago been killed by annual contests throwing double bit and boys axes. I had put in a couple years at camp and felt accepted as a man if you will. When it came time to throw axes...AL brought out these hand forged axes, with hand shaped handles....long story short, first throw, I snapped that glossy handle in half.

    He gathered up his toys and put them away. I think that was the last year they ever threw axes.
    Lmao... damn kids..
    I'll sleep when I'm dead

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    I have been selling and making knives since I was 20-years old. Here is a Ken Richardson knife made from an old leaf-spring, and a couple of my favorite Gerber models. Can't give the full link to my store TerrysKnifeStore but I can special order anything and everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    I have been selling and making knives since I was 20-years old. Here is a Ken Richardson knife made from an old leaf-spring, and a couple of my favorite Gerber models. Can't give the full link to my store TerrysKnifeStore but I can special order anything and everything.
    That one should be named the BFK instead of BFM!

    This is my BFK
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    Only gripe is the handle is slippery when wet...still thinking on the best way to cure that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    That one should be named the BFK instead of BFM!

    This is my BFK
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    Only gripe is the handle is slippery when wet...still thinking on the best way to cure that.
    The phenolic handle on the 119 can be scored, but most folks just silk tape it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    I carry a well stocked toolbox in my truck. Rather grab the right tool for the job...
    I like that. I came up on a license check a hundred yards past the entrance a piece of land I own right outside town that turdheads just can't seem to stay the hell out of. It was about 11 pm and I turned in and circled through as I always do checking for trespassers, came back out and rolled up with my license and insurance ready. He looks it over, asked if I had any weapons. I kept my hands on the wheel and told him I had a .380 in my waistband and a CCP if he needed to see that, a knife laying on the console, a pocketknife, and a toolbox full of any number of things to pick from. Then he asked if I dropped anybody off when I turned off. I explained and added that their CI circles through all the time, just ask him, and invited them to drive through anytime. Didn't add that the CI had also used my land numerous times with state officers when staging drug busts in town. Anyway, he told me to have a good evening and that was that. I find that it's a heap easier to be polite and not all attitudy, and haven't seen the need yet to go rioting and burning and looting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Go for it.

    With the dozens of different steels there is a lot of overlap; and some folks don't mind spending a few minutes restoring an edge. Some even find it satisfying. And some are happy with D2 - that takes a mediocre edge and holds it forever. We all have different needs and expectations from our knives.

    Two of my favorite knives are a forged 1085 steel 4.5" skinner made from an old plow coulter, and the other a forged 10" "Rifleman's" knife from 5160 off a Ford truck leaf spring. Have to watch out for rust but the edge retention is astonishing and they will "pop" hair off your arm when fresh.

    And both VERY much made in the USA. ;-)

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    I like it! Reminds me of some of my carry! Always have a hawk close by..

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    My friend makes these OTF and they are only $1100.
    https://www.deadlockotf.com/

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    I think these would be great if he gave me one.

 

 
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