1st Litter of A.P.B.T.'s...

Discussion in 'K9 Knives' started by Tom Krein, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    Just finished up the first litter of K9 A.P.B.T. pups... here are the pics.

    Here is a shot of them right after I finished them up in the shop.

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    Exhibition grade desert Ironwood. This is probably the nicest piece of Ironwood I have ever used, and I've used some nice stuff over the years.

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    Here it is with a close up of the leather. Butch did a good job.

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    This Koa has some CRAZY figure!

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    Some really nice high contrast Ironwood.

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    Textured dark earth G-10.

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    Some canvas micarta...

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    Textured black G-10 with my Glock 20.

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    Textured Olive Drab G-10 and my Glock 20.

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    THANKS for all your support! These were a lot of fun to make and I'm really looking forward to your thoughts and input on them. Especially for those of you that will be handling/using them!


    Tom
     
  2. distorted

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    Dec 19, 2005
    Very nice...can't wait to get mine in. Thanks for the effort Tom!
     
  3. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    They look GREAT Tom:thumbup: Looking forward to seeing mine. I assume that the Desert Ironwood with mosaic pins at the top is going to Oldphysics? He said it was going to be overkill and he wasn't kiddin'!!:D

    Thanks again,
    Jonny
     
  4. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    His is the 5th picture down, the high contrast ironwood... its VERY NICE!!

    Tom
     
  5. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    #11 arrived today:thumbup: Tom, as usual...very very nice work. I really like how my combo turned. Thanks so much another beautiful piece.

    I've posted a few pics over in the gallery if anybody wants to take a look.
     
  6. hillst1

    hillst1

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    Oct 12, 2006
    Tom, Are these the A2 versions and when do you think you will offer the CPM3V production version?
     
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  7. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    Yes, Tom told us this first batch would be A2. As far as production goes, I know he said before Blade this summer, but exactly when I'm not too sure.
     
  8. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    LOL, do I have the only A.P.B.T. in existence!!

    I wanna see some pics of the others:D
     
  9. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    These are the A2 preproduction pieces... My surface grinder is dragging his feet on these. Fingers crossed that I will have them done for Blade!!

    Johnny, glad to hear you are happy with your knife! I really like these.

    Tom
     
  10. distorted

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    Dec 19, 2005
    I've been waiting all week for mine....can't wait to get it!
     
  11. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    You won't be disappointed:thumbup:
     
  12. OldPhysics

    OldPhysics

    Sep 2, 2006
    You bet it is!!:eek::)

    I'm crazy about mine. It's in the permanent collection, for sure.;)

    [Did I mention the perfect 'fit and finish'?]
     
  13. OldPhysics

    OldPhysics

    Sep 2, 2006
    Woops.:( Jonny is right. I should find a camera and post a pic or two.:eek:
     
  14. JTR357

    JTR357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    Really nice work Tom!:thumbup:

    Did you make that tomahawk in the 2nd & 3rd pic too?
     
  15. distorted

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    Dec 19, 2005
    I'd like to admire the 'fit and finish'...still waitin for mine to come in. :(
     
  16. chickenplucker

    chickenplucker

    Nov 22, 2007
    Here is #8. Satin with black G-10 and red liners. Wonderful feel in the hand. I will probably put several EDC size knives on the chopping block after this. Great job Tom.

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  17. jonnymac44

    jonnymac44

    Sep 27, 2007
    That's more like it fellas!!:D Good to hear some of you guys are enjoying your APBT's as much as I am!!:thumbup:
     
  18. distorted

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    Dec 19, 2005
    Here's a quick pic of #13. Good stuff...

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  19. Tom Krein

    Tom Krein

    Feb 11, 2003
    Great Pic!! NICE AR!!

    Tom
     
  20. mckrob

    mckrob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Tom, what ever happened to mine? I never heard from you that it was/is ready?
     

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