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billy watson knives

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by spyken, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    anyone with any experience with his knives?
     
  2. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    bttt...no one?
     
  3. GHEzell

    GHEzell

    354
    Nov 14, 2001
    Billy Watson of Alabama? We're both members of the forge council, and I've seen his work, which is very nice. Makes some excellent period pieces. I've never had the chance to test one of his knives, but I suspect they would preform well.

    There was an article on him in Tactical Knives, I think.
     
  4. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    yes, Billy Watson of Alabama. I'm looking for a forged belt knife at a reasonable price. I like his prices. Wonder what his wait time is and whether he checks his email...

    http://www.watsonknives.com/
     
  5. Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

    Aug 23, 2002
  6. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    ...for a 'fair price'??!! Billy needs to jack up his prices at least double on some of those good-lookin' knives. Now THAT'S some value for a handmade forged knife.

    Coop
     
  7. Daniel Flory

    Daniel Flory

    69
    Mar 10, 2003
    I have a Watson drop point utility. I am EXTREMELY impressed by the performance of this knife. It has become my do everything fixed blade. I can't recommend his knives enough, especially considering the price. thehighroad.org is down right now but once it is back up, I'll get some pics.
     
  8. Daniel Flory

    Daniel Flory

    69
    Mar 10, 2003
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  9. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    daniel, thanks for the pics....that's exactly the kind of knife I'm looking for - a dependable fixed blade that isn't so costly that I would be afraid to use or lose.

    if you don't mind, could you email me how much that thing cost and how you managed to get it? I understand that bw has quite a wait time?
     
  10. Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

    Aug 23, 2002
    Spyken if you take a look at the Crazy Crow link in my previous post you will see that it is practically the same knife as Dan's made by Billy Watson and avaialable now for $79.00 + S/H.
     
  11. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    wild rose,
    thanks for the tip. so that's the eastern hunter. I thought the eastern hunter had a reddish wood.

    his stuff looks affordable to me....phew.
     
  12. Daniel Flory

    Daniel Flory

    69
    Mar 10, 2003
    That is about the price that I paid for my blade. I actually picked it up when I happened upon Watson's booth at a local historical festivity called the Feast of the Hunter's Moon. He has a booth there every year that I've been there. He is a very nice gentleman and I love his knives!
     
  13. Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

    Aug 23, 2002
    All of Billy's knives I've had in hand or seen had maple grips and depending on the type of maple and the finsh used maple will have a reddish cast which tends to fade over time and with use.
     

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