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Current Gossman Models?

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Apocryphiliac, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    I’ve been looking at the Gossman store and it seems like there are a number of models that were being made in the past that have been replaced with others, and some similar models have been modified over time. Just wondered if I was speculating correctly on the following:

    -Kephart model has been replaced with Deer Creek
    -Puukko has been replaced with Polaris
    -Big Boar Tuskers are generally wider stock and blade height than Tuskers.
    -BBT 2.0 refers to the 10” Big Boar Tusker model.

    Am I on the right track?
     
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  2. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2012
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  3. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    All those models you have mentioned are still currently made. I make the BBT's in 3 widths. 1 3/4", 2" and 2 1/2". Some designs have various versions/sizes and have be modified somewhat over the years.
    Scott
     
  4. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Thank you for that link! Awesome to read about those. I noticed them at Scott’s site... very tempted, but I already bought 4 Gossmans in the past week or so. :p I sense a Kubo in my future is inevitable, however. Would love one in S7 or 3V.

    Awesome to hear the puukkos and Kepharts are still being made! I based my assumption on neither of those models being currently available, which I realize is flimsy reasoning by itself, but also because the Deer Creek and Polaris seemed similar in profile to those classic patterns. I would love to read about the genesis of the Deer Creek and Polaris much as I did the Kubo with the link Creaky Bones posted.

    Is there a source of information that lists all the Gossman models and info about them? I realize that some of this info will be loose, as like you said, there are various versions of some models and they have been modified somewhat over the years. Would be very cool to have some info like this, however. :cool:
     
  5. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    I don't have anything written up about the history of my designs. Most were just me grabbing a piece of steel and start grinding a new profile. Some were designs by others or collaboration with others. The Deer Creek was part of a Blade Forums project/contest in 2010 where a group of makers made their version of a bushcraft knife that several other members tested and reviewed. There is a thread on BF about it. The name Deer Creek came from a creek that runs through the county I live in and is near an a set of woods I use to hunt. The Polaris and Bolo are Kevin Estela designs. He is a moderator in the survival forum here but spends more time on Facebook and Instagram then the forums. He can be found on Facebook, Estela wilderness education.
    Scott
     
  6. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Thanks Scott, I will definitely look into those threads. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Hey Scott, will you make one of these any time soon?
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    10” in S7, 3V, or 4V, with or without guard, any handle material. I’d sell my nose for one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
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  8. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    I'll take a picture with it at the Alamo if you do
     
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  9. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    My wife has an ancestor who died in the Battle.
     
  10. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    I make the Tusker Bowie every now and then.
    Scott
     
  11. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    No offense but I'd pick the knife before I'd pick your nose.
     
  12. Murman

    Murman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 11, 2015
    Women always say I've got a way with words. I say words and they tell me to get away. No respect.
     
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  13. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Dang, I’ve got to keep an eye out for that!

    :p You’re killing me bud. Maybe if I can get my hands on one of those babies I’ll bring it to the Alamo to visit! That would definitely be a photo op too awesome to pass up!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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