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This new "Frontier" line is insane. This style speaks to me more than any other, and this last set from Allen has to be my favorite of all.

My latest. This is the larger - and at this point unnamed - "Frontier" model. I have a real weakness for the osage on blue, and these show why. This knife has an incredible feel to it for a large blade. I was lucky to find that the sheath Rick (RLO Leather) made for my Bison works well for now, until I can get him to make something especially for this one. But for now, my favorite sheath with what has to be one of my favorite knives.



Can you say blue? And this particular osage has some of the best chatoyancy I've seen in this wood. It ripples in the light.






The whole batch. I really can't decide which one to carry. If I'm on the farm, it's one of the top two. If I'm in town, I opt for the bottom one.
 
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Nbrackett

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How did I not know you had that one in osage? It's awesome isn't it. I love the ironwood on mine.

I was outside getting some pics of mine and came in to see yours. I was able to make my Arowana sheath from Mark Condos work for now until I can get one special made. I do like the color of the leather with the ironwood.

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i really like these new offerings from Allen.

the 2 above are top notch!
 
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Nathan, that curl on that Ironwood is one of the nicest I've ever seen.

Phillip, get in the game! Hahahahaha!
 

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Tha ks for posting these up guys. The largefrontier model, that i am leaning towards naming the "revenant ", is probably my favorite design thus far. Messed around with the one I decided to keep today
 

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Tha ks for posting these up guys. The largefrontier model, that i am leaning towards naming the "revenant ", is probably my favorite design thus far. Messed around with the one I decided to keep today

just go with that. youve been stuck on it for more than a week



"the new Revenant is awesome":thumbup:


Nice Revenants guys!
 
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Phillip, I can't wait to see what comes of that.

And Allen, I agree with him, go with it.

I love these new blades, and this Revenant, if that's what you call it, is the best of them!
 
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Nathan,

Check out Howard's Feed and Wax for conditioning the handles (and that cord wrap) on your knives. You can get it at Lowe's.

I originally got the recommendation from one of these threads, and have been using it for some time. Some of these woods just literally soak it up (bog oak in particular). I also use it on the cord wraps, and it keeps them smooth and looking good. If you look at the pics I posted above you'll see - none of these blades are safe-queens - they've all been carried pretty much 24/7 since I unwrapped them. But I wipe them down just about every night.

Tony
 
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I am so impressed with these designs. I've been carrying one or another of the set I've got for weeks now. My biggest complaint is deciding which one.
 
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Just talked to Rick yesterday. I had him make a couple sheaths one of which is for a rustamuk. Will post pics when it gets back to me, she's a looker!
 

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It's too dark outside and I don't have a bearskin rug or fancy six shooter but I had to get some pics of these to share so this will have to do for now.

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Looking great Nathan! Everything in that picture has character and story man.

I love the knives, but want to hear about that rifle.

T
 

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It's a Ranger 22 made by Marlin in the late 30s. My wife's great-grandfather traded a hunting dog for it and gave it to her grandfather sometime shortly after. He gave it to me before he passed. It needs a new firing pin as it fires about 1 in every 3 tries and it's obvious seen better days but I hesitate to do anything but admire it. Very special.
 
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It's a Ranger 22 made by Marlin in the late 30s. My wife's great-grandfather traded a hunting dog for it and gave it to her grandfather sometime shortly after. He gave it to me before he passed. It needs a new firing pin as it fires about 1 in every 3 tries and it's obvious seen better days but I hesitate to do anything but admire it. Very special.

Now there's a story!
I have a friend who has the same rifle stashed in his barn...he keeps it there for when he's out in the fields working and something creeps up that he'd rather not have around his animals. He also had a firing pin problem, and tells the story of how he and his daddy replaced it by making a new one out of a nail.
 
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The first knife from the FF family was a Surls Rustamuk. Not sure if it's in the Frontier lineup but it was posted during the debut, over Thanksgiving and I am loving it :D



Just picked up a cross draw from RLO this morning


This is my first custom knife. I grew up using Case slipjoints, a Buck 110 and 119. GEC rekindled my interest in knives and I'd been lurking on the traditional sub for awhile before joining BF. When I found the FF sub I knew that it was going to be trouble and in that first week I bought this Surls, a Runt and a mosquito:eek: I've spent countless hours browsing the family forums and am so impressed with the makers and community. While family economy won't allow me to enter the tank every week, even month, I've enjoyed peeking into the threads.
 
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