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    Arkansas Toothpick


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    Can anyone recommend a half decent and not overly expensive Arkansas Toothpick? I don;t know much about knives, mostly into tomahawks so any input would be appreciated.

    Any experience with these? http://cgi.ebay.com/Sawmill-Arkansas...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Randall makes a mean Arkansas Toothpick.

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    yea seem real expensive tho

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    That is true, I'm do not know of any other production toothpick off the top of my head. My only other recomendation is to get a custom by a lesser known maker.

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    You might wish to try Atlanta Cutlery's Arkansas Toothpick which is made by Museum Replicas in India. They are forged as apposed to stock removal and their products can be pretty well made. They do have a good returns policy, which you may need as their quality control can also be spotty at times. Do pay the extra to have them sharpen the bladfe. It won't be a great edge, but it will be better than the rebated edge with which they normally ship them. Of course, if you intend it for re-enactment, you may wish to leave the blade rebated.*
    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...toothpick.aspx

    There is also a very nice Rifleman's Knife from Imperial Weapons that, if hos Bowie replicas are any example, should be quite well made and durable. It is certainly handsome enough. Imperial's knives are made in the Philippines and are also forged.
    http://www.imperialweapons.com/knives/Ip-133.html

    You should be aware that the traditional Arkansas Toothpick is a double edged weapons that classifies it as a "dagger" in many jurisdictions and, thus, would make it illegal to carry on a general basis.

    * Rebated means that the edge is dulled so that it will not injure people. The one question that I have is why they ship with such dull blades and then have a very sharp point on their knives.

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    That Atlanta Cutlery toothpick is pretty nice looking, something about a knife as long as a tomahawk is serious. I'm liking that long knife as well.

    Anyone have any other suggestions for a toothpick preferably under $100?

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    IMHO, that looks kinda like an Ek model 3

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    I don't have any suggestions for a good toothpick for that kind of money, but here's just another thought.

    The Qama offered by Museum Replicas is basically a huge dagger. It's definitely not made in the style of the American toothpick, being a design from Russia/the middle east, and more like a gladius. However, it does have a big honkin' 17 1/2" doubled edged blade, and only costs a paltry $30. For that kind of price, you could play with it to see if it's really want you want, to give you an idea of what like/dislike if you decide to upgrade to something better. And since it's full tang, you could do all kinds of handle modifications if you so desire, to make it look more like you want. The one I handled in their showroom a couple years ago had a thinner blade than I expected, and the grip was a little small, but for $30 it was more than reasonable.


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    If you are going to go for a blade of that size, why not buy the real thing and get a replica Gladius such as the one from Kris Cutlery http://kriscutlery.com/medieval/roman.html

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    I'd prefer something styled early American like, either a Toothpick, Bowie, or long knife thats of decent (I know it wont be top notch for that price but hopefully serviceable) quality.

    I got my eyes on these so far...

    http://www.imperialweapons.com/knives/Ip-133.html

    http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/m...oduct_Count=53

    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...toothpick.aspx

    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...ppi_bowie.aspx

    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...xas_bowie.aspx

    http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/m...oduct_Count=54

    Always open to suggestion tho.

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    I have an Atlanta Cutlery Primitive Bowie and, as I said regarding their Arkansas Toothpick, pay the extra to have it sharpened if you order one. If the Searles style of Bowie interests you, youmight look into the Imperial Weapons version. it is really nice, the best of their Bowie replicas to date.
    http://www.imperialweapons.com/knives/Ip-203.html

    I am impressed enough with their work on the three Bowie replica models that I have that I am ordering their Frontiersman's Long Knife. You could go a long way to find a better camp knife than one of their pieces.
    http://www.imperialweapons.com/knives/Ip-133.html

    Another possiblity if you are open to Bowies are the Hanwei Forge replicas sold by CASI. Go to the Knife Outlet site appended and check out the Paul Chen Historical Bowies Collection. I have the Bell Bowie and it is a very handsome piece.
    http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Br...p?Search=bowie

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    Since you've handled from both companies, In your opinion what do you think would be a better quality product, the generation two long knife from Imperial or Atlanta Cutlery's Bowies/Toothpicks?

    Anyone know about these? http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/m...oduct_Count=54

    Despite initially being set on a toothpick I'm leaning towards the Frontiersmen Long Knife.

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    I would take the Imperial Weapons items over the Atlanta Cutlery ones any day. Their Historical Bowie replicas are head and shoulders better than the Atlanta Cutlery ones.

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    Thanks, that rules out AC for me then. So now it's between the Imperial long knife and this from crazy cow http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/m...oduct_Count=54
    anyone know how that compares?

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    I just ordered a Frontiersman's Long Knife from Imperial and Clyde Hollis, the owner, said that with that one gone, he has but 2 left of this shipment. He will be getting more, but it will not be for a while. So, if you want one, you might consider getting about it.

    In talking to you about the knife, I sold myself on it.

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    haha, think i'm gonna go for one soon myself then

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    Thanks, that rules out AC for me then.
    Good move! Speaking from experience, the AC stuff is marginal at best. I bought one of their kukris, khybers, and even a Chinese war sword about 10 yrs ago...all . However, I can`t speak for there current line but products like that put me off of them for the time being. Maybe you should consider the Hanwei product line. The general consensus on the forum is that their products are fair and should be adequate. As it is, they pretty much make almost any edged weapon you could think of.



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    Dozier, Arkansas Toothpick... at AG Russell, or from the shop, or from the secondary market... good luck!
    Made in Arkansas...

    Well... you asked

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    ADD, the AG Russell Arkansas Toothpick is a very different knife from what is otherwise being discussed in this thread. I do not knock AG or what he sells, he sells only the top grade, IMO, but this knife is not what Brody R had in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brody R. View Post
    I'd prefer something styled early American like, either a Toothpick, Bowie, or long knife thats of decent (I know it wont be top notch for that price but hopefully serviceable) quality.

    I got my eyes on these so far...

    http://www.imperialweapons.com/knives/Ip-133.html

    http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/m...oduct_Count=53

    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...toothpick.aspx

    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...ppi_bowie.aspx

    http://www.atlantacutlery.com/websto...xas_bowie.aspx

    http://www.crazycrow.com/Merchant2/m...oduct_Count=54

    Always open to suggestion tho.


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