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    Let's see some miniature knives!


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    These don't seem very popular on bladeforums in general; searching only turns up pictures of a handful I already saw last year. I note many knife shows give an award for best miniature, but they rarely show pictures of 'em, focusing on the bowies, hunters, and fighters.

    So, anyone here got some cool minis they could share? Any interest in 'em in general?

    (I seem to recall STeven doesn't like them, so I won't hold my breath for pictures from him. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by the possum View Post
    These don't seem very popular on bladeforums in general; searching only turns up pictures of a handful I already saw last year.
    (I seem to recall STeven doesn't like them, so I won't hold my breath for pictures from him. )
    Dislike is putting it mildly, Mr. Possum......I HATE THEM.

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    Wow. Only took you two minutes to voice your disdain in person. You got some kinda alarm that goes off when certain keywords appear on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the possum View Post
    Wow. Only took you two minutes to voice your disdain in person. You got some kinda alarm that goes off when certain keywords appear on this forum?
    I scan the new title page about 20-30 times a day, certain words trigger responses.

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    Does this qualify.

    Geno Denning made this up for me. It is a small version of his GM model that I call my mini. Geno may be calling it the MGM but I'm not sure. Mine is the first made and resulted from a conversation I had with Mr. Denning about a small knife which he turned into a little work of art. It is marked prototype instead of being serialized




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    At this point it looks like I'll have to be satisfied with whatever responses I get! Thought I might get at least a couple interested parties in this thread... Thanks for sharing.

    That's a pretty cool knife though. What are the specs? Do you carry/use it?

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    Let's get STeven even madder.... ;)

    Not just a miniature, but a miniature with a Spanish Notch....



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    I have always thought they were a pretty dumb idea myself.

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    I care little for miniatures but I would have bought (paid money) for one of those mini bowies you showed me at the St.Louis show a few years ago. They were incredible.
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    Stacy Apelt makes some really nice miniature katana's.

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    Colin Cox Large and Small Black Widow Subhilts. "Large" Subhilt has a BL of only 2 3/4" with an OAL of 4 3/4" approx. The "Small" has a BL of 1 7/8" with an OAL of only 2 9/16" approximately.



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    Lee Ferguson Miniature Dagger

    Lee won the Best Miniature at the Arkansaas Show this year with this nice knife.

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    Here are a couple we made a while back. We use them on the name badges we wear at knife shows, and hope no body asks us to make one for them. They are fun to make though and we can be bought. They do help use up some of the stuff we save for no particular reason that either of us is aware of (packrats I guess). They both are made of damascus and old ivory.




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    I'm just don't care for them. But it's good that some do.

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    Miniatures are for nothing. Just for saying you can make a small knife that looks like a big knife. BUT, what is this collecting thing after all?

    However, I submit, no one in this thread would not happily accept a miniature given to them by their favorite maker. Hate it or not. So, it's more about the purpose.. where there is surely no purpose. The pure joy of "art". Something custom knives is so famous for, and yet there are dissenters. Yes, Count me as one. I'll line up with the boys i usually fight with. For this brief episode. And, I have a poor eye and I do not understand the miniature. And, someone who wins the award.

    Knife collecting is about stamps, baseball cards and a limited edition of something that someone is selling.

    Scagel made them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2knife View Post
    Miniatures are for nothing. Just for saying you can make a small knife that looks like a big knife. BUT, what is this collecting thing after all?

    However, I submit, no one in this thread would not happily accept a miniature given to them by their favorite maker. Hate it or not. So, it's more about the purpose.. where there is surely no purpose. The pure joy of "art". Something custom knives is so famous for, and yet there are dissenters. Yes, Count me as one. I'll line up with the boys i usually fight with. For this brief episode. And, I have a poor eye and I do not understand the miniature. And, someone who wins the award.

    Knife collecting is about stamps, baseball cards and a limited edition of something that someone is selling.

    Scagel made them too.
    David
    I just don't see Ed Fowler making a minature.

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    Kevin,
    Yep, it's been done too. At least two of them that I know of..
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    Quote Originally Posted by the possum View Post
    At this point it looks like I'll have to be satisfied with whatever responses I get! Thought I might get at least a couple interested parties in this thread... Thanks for sharing.

    That's a pretty cool knife though. What are the specs? Do you carry/use it?
    The blade is about 2 1/2 inches and the overall length is about 5 1/2 - 6" inches.
    It has a tapered tang, there is a red liner between the stag and the tang. It is a GM model scaled down in every way. The blade is 154CM or ATS34. I really like GenO's knives and believe that he gives you a top grade knife for a very reasonable price. I think that he out did himself on this one. It would make a great small game / bird knife but I don't carry or use this one. I have others to use but this one is special and I do not want to scratch it up.

    sceva

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    I have actually seen some Fowlers that probably qualify as 'minis'. Possibly a little bigger then the ones posted but close. I cant remember where but it was at random dealers tables. They all looked old and slightly tarnished but have his logo on the guard.

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    A collection of miniatures....

    Hello everyone,

    Four of Jim Martin's miniature folders are displayed beside his full size
    "Pirate Knife". The miniatures are 1" (25.4 mm) long.
    These miniatures are part of the display of Tom and Gwen Guinn's
    collection from my book The Great Collections, recently
    released at the BLADE Show in Atlanta.

    The gold coin was the reference scale piece that was included with every
    picture in this 10 page display.

    This is what Tom and Gwen say about their collection:
    "The majority of our knives are one-of-a-kind miniature knives. many of
    the knives in our displays have won untold numbers of awards for their
    makers along the way (several Best of Show and Best Miniature knives).
    We win Display Awards almost everywhere we go. The driving force, for
    displaying our collection, is to educate everyone in this astounding art
    form. We want to share the thrill and wonder of these little beauties
    with the world, keeping the interest in miniature knives alive, so that
    they do not become an endangered species!"


    All the best,
    David (ddd)

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