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Custom Traditional Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by ISKski, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. ISKski

    ISKski

    990
    Apr 11, 2011
    This is a thread dedicated to custom and handmade traditional slip joint / lock back / friction knives. (I'd like to keep modified production knives out of this thread)

    Please post photos pieces you currently own or have owned in the past.

    Please include any information about the knife you can remember (this helps keep the talk to a minimum by answering basic questions)

    Hopefully this thread can garner enough responses to get a sticky?

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    I'll start with my Ken Erickson G-10 EDC i've been carrying everyday for 'bout two years now:

    3.5'' Closed, Black and Blue G-10, ATS 34 steel, Stainless liners and pins.

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    Here is a Jerry Halfrich "singapore winchester" lock back that I traded away..

    4'' closed, cpm 154 steel, nice liner-less carbon fiber slabs.

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  2. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Bret Dowell - 3.5" closed, CPM154 blade with mammoth ivory covers

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    Kerry Hampton - 3.5" closed, A2 and Case antique bone

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    Hiroaki Ohta - 3.75" closed, ATS-34 and stag

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  3. KBA

    KBA Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Shelby Mihalevich – Copper & 1084 - 4 1/4 Closed to tip of Flip. 3 5/8 handle length.

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    Bret Dowell – Proto – Mammoth and CTS-XHP

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
  4. ISKski

    ISKski

    990
    Apr 11, 2011
    ^^ I would prefer to stay away from fixed blades because its hard to define a "traditional" fixed blade and most often people post fixed blades I would consider more modern in style. (I am guilty of this too)

    This is a Pepe Jalamo baby Bullet in self dyed and jigged bone that passed thru my hands

    3 9/16'' closed - sharpest custom knife i ever received

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  5. bonzodog

    bonzodog Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Still mine,
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  6. I need to get pics, I've got a J Oeser Zulu, a Gene Wiseman barlow should arrive tomorrow. I've also got a Dr T Zulu on order, a Cramer LC on order and I need to get back to Tracy Larock on an LC. I would like to get a Remington 1306 slipjoint from Enrique Pena and Hiroki Ohta.
     
  7. ANoharaJ87

    ANoharaJ87

    118
    Jun 23, 2014
    Here's my current contribution:
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    Erickson EDC, Menefee Dogleg, Lloyd Gunstock & Wharnie Trapper. Got a few on order, including this one, a 3 5/8" single bladed saddlehorn:
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  8. DOWELLKNIVES

    DOWELLKNIVES

    473
    Sep 17, 2008
    T Bose sowbelly trapper and back pocket. Both in 440v.
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  9. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Ken Coats Sheepsfoot Jack. 3 1/2 inches closed. ATS-34 blade steel. Black Linen Micarta covers. Half stops.

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    Bill Kennedy Jr. #50 slipjoint. 2 3/4 inches closed. ATS-34 blade steel. Old Utica Bone covers. Half stop.

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  10. KBA

    KBA Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Bret Dowell – Trapper – ATS- 34 & Ironwood – Closed at 3 5/8

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  11. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Brett - Congratulations, my friend this is a beauty. I love Ironwood and you just do not see that many. A classic design
     
  12. KBA

    KBA Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Thank you sir. I appreciate that. This is my first Ironwood and I am loving it. Just wish I could take a "Primble" quality photo to show the depth.
     
  13. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Brett, I am sure you could send it across the state line for a photo session. Primble might even send it back to you since it is not a Barlow:D
    But, he might like Ironwood too!!
     
  14. BigBiscuit

    BigBiscuit

    Dec 11, 2014
    That's a beauty Brett. Makes me want to get another. Got to fill the cookie jar first though. :D
     
  15. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Love ironwood, love Bret's work. That's a beauty, Brett!
     
  16. Luger1952

    Luger1952 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    A Warren Desert Ironwood Loock Back
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  17. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Great thread! Some beautiful stuff has been shown. :)

    Here area few of mine. All of these were purchased directly from the makers.......

    J.D. Ellis Lanny's Clip with Hakkapella pattern Damasteel (on the right)

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    J.D.Ellis large Saddlehorn Trapper with LSCF handles

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    Joel Chamblin Small Remington Bullet lock back.

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    Ken Erickson Schrade Serpentine Stockman.

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    Ken Erickson Large Shadow Backpocket Lockback

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    Two from Ken Coats.......

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    Brett Dowell Back Pocket

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    The Master.....Mr Tony Bose

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    Kerry Hampton Knutbuster

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    Mike Zscherney BPT's

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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  18. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    3 davisons. All ats-34. Orange g10, mammoth and ebony. The ebony was a snatch and grab on forum, the other two custom for me. Sorry for crappy photography. Orange is my usual carry.

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  19. blades&grace

    blades&grace KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    814
    Dec 22, 2005
    The first two knives I sold at the blade show. Both in D2.


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  20. wagglebee

    wagglebee

    Jun 6, 2009
    Here's everything I've got.

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    Mike Alsdorf Doctor's Knife in Mammoth

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    Bret Dowell Swayback in Ivory

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    Brent Cramer Lanny's Clip in Stag

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    Rick Menefee Saddlehorn in African Blackwood

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    Kerry Hampton KopperHead Zulu Spear (the top one) Prototype in Bone

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    Menefee Doctor's Knife Prototype in Old Remington Bone

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    Keith Johnson English Jack in Bone

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    Dowell Muskrat Prototype in Westinghouse Micarta

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    Dr. T (David Taber) Teardrop in Bone

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    Rick Menefee Congress Prototype in Black Micarta

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    Keith Johnson Barlow in Stag

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    Keith Johnson Texas Jack in Westinghouse Micarta
     

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