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Bret Dowell Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
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    This is a 3-3/4" shadow trapper.Modified clip point ss blade,natural canvas micarta
    On yur screen,and in my pocket :cool:
    -Vince
     
  2. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    Sweet!!


    Chris D. :D
     
  3. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    This one's the only one currently on hand but Bret wrote me last night to let me know that another one is on the way...:cool:

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  4. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Elliott,I think you'll be really pleased.

    Here's the blade
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  5. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    I've no doubt, Vince. The little sampling of Bret's work that I've seen up close has proven to be very clean indeed. And his prices...well, they are a steal for the level of workmanship. :thumbup:
     
  6. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Bret asked me if there was any other knives I've been after,besides the EDC pocket knife
    I told him I was asking a few makers to whip up a straight paring knife,to go with my kitchen stuff.
    I know U guys know I really dig my kitchen knives & I use them alot.
    So I showed him a few pics,measured up a Chicago Cutlery that I grab for alotta tasks & this is what he came up with & I gotta say,he nailed what I was looking for. A really handy ,no nonsense style.

    Here it is with the trapper
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    And alone
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    With the Chicago Cutlery
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    And with a mini Santoku Bret made for me a ways back
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  7. Thomason

    Thomason Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2002
    I have to agree with Blues. This little sample in green canvas micarta just happened to be on my desk when I saw this thread.

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  8. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    I only have one Bret Dowell knife, a swayback that I carry on Sundays and special occasions.

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  9. pjmaxm

    pjmaxm

    405
    Nov 29, 2005
    Just plain gorgeous. I LOVE that swayback with the wharncliff and ivory.
     
  10. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    My two from Bret.....certainly not my last.

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  11. JatMat

    JatMat

    Aug 26, 2006
    Just the one here, although it does have some killer ivory on it.
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  12. wagglebee

    wagglebee

    Jun 6, 2009
    Great thread! I love Bret's knives!
     
  13. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Morrow, what does he call this pattern and how long is it closed? Looks like a perfect EDC, just perfect. :thumbup: :)
     
  14. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Well, here's a little tease that Bret just sent me of my new knife that's enroute.

    It's Bret's pattern as inspired by Jerry Halfrich's interpretation of the Loveless "City Knife". (Hey, if you're gonna be inspired, who better? ;))

    When I originally told Bret that I wasn't in the market for a wharncliffe blade he mentioned that he had also drawn the pattern up with a modified wharncliffe...and off to the races we went. :cool::thumbup:

    The knife is 3.75" closed with a blade of 154-CM and green canvas micarta scales.

    (More images and impressions to follow next week upon its arrival.)

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    I think I'm gonna be a happy fella. :thumbup:
     
  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice paring knife, Vince! What kind of steel does it have?
    I've got to admit, I use my kitchen knives three times as much as I use my pocket knives. They may as well be the best!!
     
  16. wagglebee

    wagglebee

    Jun 6, 2009
    That looks great Elliott!
     
  17. VCM3

    VCM3 Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 26, 2005
    Charlie it is ATS -34 I think,maybe 154 CM

    Elliott,nice one,that looks real unique & perfect!
    -Vince
     
  18. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Thanks, guys. I'm pretty excited about this one. :cool:
     
  19. wagglebee

    wagglebee

    Jun 6, 2009
    I would be too.

    I want to be like Vince, he gets to be excited about a new knife once or twice a week. ;)
     
  20. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Here is the original thread with all the info. It really is a great knife. To be honest though, I carry the little swayback more often. I love that little knife...but it seems to hate me....it has bit me more than any other knife I own.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=617957
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010

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