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Favorite Simonich Blade?

Discussion in 'Simonich Knives LLC' started by Normark, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. Normark


    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys....

    Ok.. It's time to bring this forum back to life...
    Over the last many years Rob has made some Killer blades...

    What's your favorite ?? Colabs, Customs or Midtechs are welcome..

    Probably my teo favorites are the Crowfoot he gave me last year, and the cuda Talon by Camillus...

    Whats Yours ?


  2. bquinlan


    Jan 5, 2001
    Bitteroot! I've handled a lot of small fixed blades, but nothing else that size has felt so good in my hand. Working on the extreme ends of the size range really puts a maker to the test. Rob got an A+. :)

    --Bob Q


    Apr 9, 2002
    Raven Combat w/bandbreaker. Took me a while to get my hands on one and was worth every penny and minute of wait (swapped an N.O. and a VTAC for it).
    Its my favorite because - We were training pretty hard at AP Hill last summer when B.O.B. (big orange ball) got a hold of one of our troopers. He wasn't acclimated and he paid for it. He hit the ground and started with the hippy hippy shakes - Heat stroke. One of the drivers started spasing and couldn't get the water jug unbuckled. When I got to the scene one joe was on the ground turning red and convulsing and 8 others were watching this poor kid pulling on this jug in a panic. I shoved through and took a swipe at the jug and the strap with my raven. Jug got cut, strap got cut, Hummers tailgate got gashed, and the troop on the ground got splashed (then tapped and casvaced). The C O looked at me afterwards and I started to apologize for shoving him and cutting up his truck but he said "F%^& it glad you had a knife".
    This is a bit of a rant and I don't mean to hijack the thread, but thats why that knife is my favorite and at least one other troopers.

    SGT B. Walter
  4. Boink


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mine are mid-techs, including Bitteroot and Crowfoot. Great knives by the great man.
  5. simko


    Jan 14, 2003
    ill say the crowfoot, looks like a killer design, ill hafta get one
  6. DumboRAT


    Aug 17, 2003
    I was lucky enough to have a custom Raven Combat, but my favorite - and among my EDCs - is the Talonite Bitteroot.


    As I've so often said, I wish I could have met the man and shook his hand, but alas, that will have to wait. Until then, his spirit will live on in his beautiful works.

    aka DumboRAT
  7. s002cjs


    Dec 8, 1999
    My favorites are my unfinished Kanji, the Talon, and most recently, the Crowfoot Rob sent me.
  8. jeffj


    Apr 8, 1999
    Early when Rob was making the Talonite Cetans, I bought one. Still my favorite knife by Rob. It seems to melt in my hand. I also have another custom Cetan in 420V, ironwood handles with mosaic pins and filework arrowheads on the spine. I really like these.

    Of the midtech line: Urban Raven, Bitteroot.

  9. bald1


    Oct 3, 1998
    Obviously I'm biased as I have Rob's first ever Talonite fixed and folding knives. The original "Talonite Project" Wambli and later his first of 33 Simonich-Rekat Carnivores.

    Picture includes Trace Rinaldi's first Talonite knife, the Chimera.

    I also have (not pictured) a Camillus Talonite Talon of Rob's design which makes for a fantastic front pocket slip carry piece.

  10. RattlerXX


    Nov 7, 2000
    My favorite blade from Rob would be a Raven. However, I do not own one yet, but one day, I WILL!!! I remember the 02' edition of Blade that had Rob and his Raven on the cover. I still have that edition in my magazine rack by my EZ chair. I DO have a Bitteroot, and haven't stopped carrying it since the day I received it. Awesome little knife!
  11. Burchtree

    Burchtree KnifeMaker & Moderator Moderator

    Mar 15, 2002
    The Raven! There couldn't be a more simple, yet effective design. That blades gets a lot of use, but you couldn'tell it from looking at it.
  12. Bravado


    Feb 14, 2002
    I was lucky enough to aquire a custom Uban Raven in a recent
    trade and I am very pleased with the overall design and
    craftsmanship of this knife. A Mid-tech bitteroot is next on my
  13. PWork


    Apr 24, 2002
    Bitteroot. The neatest little neck knife I've seen.
    I might have to add a Crowfoot to my wish list.

  14. calyth

    calyth #!/bin/sh of a man

    Feb 23, 2002
    I have my eye on the Kootenai... Christine said that it won't be ready until Feb. I hope I could hold enough cash until then.
  15. mumbleypeg


    May 24, 2003
    My favorite and most used is my Crowfoot. Carried upsidedown with a tek-lok. If the Kootenai is coming in Feb. I will be ready for it.

  16. penguinva


    Jun 17, 2002
    1. Talonite Carnivour w/fancy filework & Ringed Gidgee scales

    2. Talonite Wegner hunter fixed blade w/burgundy Micarta scales

    3. Talonite Pikuni w/Ringed Gidgee scales

    4. Talonite Darrel Ralph EDC collaboration - Rob ground the blade

    5. 3V Boot knife w/burl scales & filework (can't remember wood type)

    6. rest of his knives & Camillus collabs I own

  17. Normark


    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys...

    Yaaaa the Kootenai is sure to be a Winner... I also think I forgot to add my Pikuni to the list...

    The Kootenai is very similar to the Pikuni,, but only bigger...


  18. SDouglas


    Jan 6, 1999
    I have to go with the Bitteroot. It is perfect for pocket carry as an EDC.
  19. PWork


    Apr 24, 2002
    Eric, how's that REKAT Pikuni working out for you?

  20. s002cjs


    Dec 8, 1999
    After digging through my knives last night, I fell in love with my Pikuni all over again, so I need to add that one to my list.

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