Very nice this Elishewitz.....
Not familiar with those. They look interesting.
Yes, very nice...... Prices?
Awesome knives! ^
Whatever you want to call them, let's see more of them ;-)
Heres a few of mine.
Great knives everyone!!!
Very beautifull knives, Serge.........
Nick, I so want that little Carey of yours!! I suppose I will continue to lust after it for years to come my friend!
Place holder for my Sergey Rogovets and Ray Laconico....
The Damascus Terzuola and the ANSO are amazing!!!
Kertzman is a minimally knowledgeable tool who got handed the best box of crayons and nicest paper to draw on ever and insists upon putting out consistent crap(he is consistent, though).
I'll accept Les Robertson's definition before I accept how Joe groups the knives.
REAL talk!! ^
I like Joe, he is a knowledge editor. However, he is that an editor. As well he works with the photos he has. People love pretty shiny knives. Want proof check out the centerfold of Tactical Knives. Nothing but Damascus, Ivory, etc. I have always wondered with all the tactical knives out there....why are art and presentation knives put in the centerfold. Virginian, perhaps you know.
I am a Field Editor for both Knives Illustrated and Blade. I write for both. I will be the first to admit that I am no BR Hughes and that I know I have very limited knowledge of what it would take to be an editor (especially for the Knife Annual). What I do know is that Joe is limited to what photos are sent to Blade...professionally take photographs. This mere fact limits what knives and makers Joe will have to utilize for the Knife Annual. I would submit to you that the higher end "Hybrids" get as much play in the magazines and Knife Annual that they do; Is due directly to the magazines now requiring professional photographs. The majority of sub $700 don't get professional photographed.
I suspect you didn't get the memo on this.
A couple of custom lefty tactical knives.
Amazing but i thought i had pretty decent eyes and it looks like both a wooden handle, mokume bolster and damascus blade on the cover of that book...knives depicted in the book on pages 13 in the section titled "what is a tactical knife?" also include both natural materials and *gasp* damascus. That chapter also mentions absolutely nothing about the material distinctions you have made here related to judging criteria. Before you go throwing references to out-of-print books, you should go open them up for a refresher.
Maybe you should send Bob a glossy copy of your resume, hand signed with a valuation on your opinion attached so he can start being "learned" from someone who really knows about tactical knives.
For something that is apparently just a marketing term, you seem to claim ownership of a lot of rules about the use of that marketing term. Being a judge at a particular knife show or having any amount of experince in a field doesnt grant domain ownership of an organically-grown marketing term from which you've 99.9% benefitted rather than define.
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