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Bose Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I’ll be carrying my favorite of his Case series.....the Dog Leg....in honor of the Old Dog...

  2. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I'll be carrying my premium stockman, but I've been carrying it for the past couple weeks anyway.
  3. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016
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    I work for the government, so Tony insisted he put a Federal Shield on this Saddlehorn for me. Man, I will miss him.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
  4. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    A giant has fallen. Sad to hear. His influence will remain for many years for sure.
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  5. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 2, 2014
    8644FA8F-BC07-4D8A-9BF0-24CE1576FDDC.jpeg Carried my Lanny’s clip today. I’m gonna miss my old pal
  6. canineforge

    canineforge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Tony was the best. Influenced so many. Will miss him profoundly.

    - Joe
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  7. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    I hommage to the Old Dawg, tonight we shucked Chesapeake oysters with a shucker he made for me some years ago. I’ll think of you every day, Wiz.
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  8. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    Thank you, Wiz.
  9. drj211

    drj211 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    You know you’re a legend when makers from around the word honor you by recreating your patterns. This one is a tribute from Ryu K.

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  10. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Tony's first Harness Jack!!:cool: Prototype!! TonyB HJ.jpg TonyB HJ 2.jpg
    I was honored to say the least, that he would make me my favorite pattern! I sure miss him!!
  11. pmek5

    pmek5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    A very special knife for sure.
  12. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    New year bump! 2021

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  13. sierracharlie

    sierracharlie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 20, 2008
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    This is a Tony Bose Wharnecliffe Trapper. Don Hanson W2. This is a #3 of 3. Tony had one. Don has one. I wound up with this one in a basket deal from the late Jason Baker. I sent this to Don for a fluff and buff after the New Year. Part of the W2 charm is that it gets way, way sharp but it will deteriorate unless you take care of it. Tony recommended that I use cold blue on the knife to give it a more weather proof finish. I got what Tony recommended but sent it to Mr. Hanson for a professional job. Check out the second photo. Don hand sanded the surface issues my carry caused, and added a cold blue finish. Check out my new toy in the second picture. You can't believe how sharp it is after coming out of Don's shop!

    Hats off to Don Hanson! Thank you, Tony Bose. RIP.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2021 at 11:33 PM
  14. huntnfishin

    huntnfishin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2009
    ^^^Love cold blue...I used it on a hatchet for the same reasons. Nice looker ya got there!
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  15. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Certainly a treasure there @sierracharlie! I love the pocket worn stag, it all looks awesome.
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  16. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Beautiful WT, charlie! I can personally affirm that Don can get a knife sharper than sharp. I sent him a very obtuse S&M for a regrind and it came back hair whittling!
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  17. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    The show Handcrafted America, hosted by Jill Wagner, had a segment showcasing Tony making a Bullnose Trapper. Nice little clip with Tony at work. It's currently free on Amazon Prime, and for those interested, it's Season 2, Episode 11 titled "Belt Buckles, Music Boxes, Pocket Knives."
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  18. Viper84


    Dec 31, 2020
    Is it true that Bose knives have a 7 year wait?

    I'd love to own one someday. Anyone in the know care to share their experiences with ordering a Bose knife? Do you just have to call and get put on a list?
  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Tony passed away not too long ago, may he rest in peace. I don't know if his son Reese is taking orders or not. I'd say it's unlikely but hopefully someone with more info will chime in.
  20. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Took a drive today out to Bradford PA and visited the Case store/Museum with the purpose of getting a small two bladed knife for my watch pocket, found it but as I walked around checking all the shiny, I saw this one sitting there and I knew that I had to bring that one home as well.

    [​IMG] by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

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    of course envious of those that could afford one direct from Tony, but, this will have to suffice and it's pretty nice! The back spring is flush in all stops, and the inlay is perfectly flush and well done, I wish it was also pinned but at that price they probably could not do that too.


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