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Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by mooman99, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. mooman99


    Jun 19, 2012
    what do u guys think about gavkoo and his blades?
  2. boosted1jz


    Mar 7, 2012
    looks like a nice guy, does real nice knives and handles. just not fan of his recurves.
  3. SOC_MRN_Leon


    Mar 9, 2012
    He looks like a cool guy and makes some pretty nice blades. Mainly the bigger ones. Im not too fond of his choice paracord color sometimes but we all have different taste. :)
  4. Noctis3880

    Noctis3880 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Recurves are pretty useful with pulling or dragging cuts, almost like a hawkbill but easier to sharpen and not that delicate of a tip. When cutting 1/2" thick cardboard I found the recurve will keep the knife from slipping out of the cardboard.
  5. JBK2596


    Oct 7, 2010
    He definitely makes some cool knives on his YouTube channel,
  6. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    I like a lot of his blades. I really like his handles. I'm mostly into his larger blades, but the smaller blades are nice as well.
  7. Beckerhead83

    Beckerhead83 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2011
    I love his choppers, his Excalibur and Spartans are friggin awesome.
  8. mr jeffy

    mr jeffy

    Feb 8, 2012
    Gav is a great guy. Been watching him for awhile now.
  9. k9hadouken


    May 20, 2012
    I have two blades from him myself, great service and an all around great guy.
  10. socalkid


    Apr 8, 2011

    Hes a great guy and unlike a lot of the the guys on you tube he actually tests and perfects his designs before he sells them. His kydex is also very very well done. I really like his style on his larger choppers. The only issue I have is that he is not in the USA so your blades will take a little longer to get here and the shipping is a little more because of that.

    You will not be disappointed,

  11. Cal45


    Oct 30, 2011
    One of the most generous people on the youtube knife community.

    Awesome knives!
  12. ooitzoo

    ooitzoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Seems like a good guy. Makes cool blades from what I can see. I, however, cannot agree with his politics. Its rather sad but I had to unsub his channel.
  13. bernard_s3


    Apr 15, 2011
    He's great at making knives, but I've noticed how he replies to some comments, and he comes across as rude sometimes.
  14. Cal45


    Oct 30, 2011
    ^ Do you see the amount of crap he has to deal with on every video?
  15. bravodelta


    Jun 1, 2010
    Has great videos and good depth of knowledge
  16. firewire


    Nov 27, 2005
    He's rude on his you tube channel doesn't do well with customer satisfaction for sure. I unsubbed.
  17. freewheeling


    Dec 30, 2012
    He seems to be one of the few who attests to good results with Elmax, because he has it specially heat treated. He tested it quite thoroughly on a camping knife. I'd buy from him, and he doesn't seem that rude. I mean, he always says: "Don't cut yourself." :)
  18. flatblackcapo

    flatblackcapo Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    I believe he is living in Florida now and before that NYC. I contacted him a few times though youtube and he was always very helpful and a all around nice guy in my experience.
  19. Omega Leather Works

    Omega Leather Works

    Jun 13, 2007
    I've subbed his channel for a long time now. I like him.

    As for his knives... I'm not sure about this new style of maker, meaning guys like him and tuffthumbz, and others. Guys that review/pimp then start making from there as opposed to apprenticing and doing hammer-ins and working toward being a MBS.

    I guess it doesn't really matter as long as the product is high quality for the asking price. I wouldn't pay well over $200 for a small Hawk that featured a full length handle made of duct tape though. To me that's one difference in styles. I doubt you'd ever see that kind of nonsense from a Master Blade Smith.

    I do like his knives. His (quality) handles are interesting but I'd like to feel one before I bought one.
  20. 9blades


    Dec 29, 2012
    He's a great guy, I've traded a couple emails with him along meeting him at blade show this year. Hopefully I'll own one (or more :D) of his knives someday.

    Indeed, he does live in Florida. :)

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