I hate you all :D

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Ok not really but damn I really didnt need a new hobby and this is gonna get expensive.

I started with seeing this and really liking the looks of it:

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I then started doing a little research to make sure I wasnt wasting my money. I found this forum with Google and then found LOTS of other knives I really like. After spending almost 10hrs yesterday trying to pick the perfect one, I conceded defeat. I'm gonna have to buy a lot more than one!

I ended up buying one of these:

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I was very very tempted by this one in Stag though. Thoughts on it?

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Many other on my new list too such as:

Randall 23 Stag
Randall 8 Stag
Bark River Huntsman
At least a couple other Doziers
 

Daniel Dorn

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Wow! That Dozier you picked up is beautiful. All of A.G. Russell's brand of knives are top quality, so you can't go wrong with them. Welcome to the wallet-draining hobby of knife collecting. It is never ending, as tastes always change, and the supply is always changing as well.

Good luck! I hope your wallet is prepared.

DD
 
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Welcome to the forum. Nice to see you've chosen some tasteful examples to begin your hobby. :)
 
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Knifeclerk said:
I really like the Loveless on top. That's a great knife.

I think I'm gonna get one of those since it is resposible for dragging me into this. It is a beautiful knife.

What does a genuine Loveless Drop poinrt hunter go for? ....cringe. Do they have a www site. It like to see some anyway.
 
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Shrock said:
I think I'm gonna get one of those since it is resposible for dragging me into this. It is a beautiful knife.

What does a genuine Loveless Drop poinrt hunter go for? ....cringe. Do they have a www site. It like to see some anyway.
Have a look HERE
 
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An original Loveless is going to cost you some big scratch. Well, it would cost me big scratch seeing as I'm poor. He is primarilly a Mid-tech name now, and you can get some of his stuff from Lonewolf at a decent price.
Here is a similar one with a green micarta handle for 189.99 on their website. I recon you could find it cheaper if you froogled it or something.
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-KC
 
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First of all welcome to BFC.
Second, I really do like your taste in knives, and I don't think you can go wrong with Loveless style knives or dealing with AG Russell, or Bob Dozier for that matter. You're off to a very good start.

If you have your heart set on a real Loveless and very deep pockets then you probably need to hunt down JW Denton, he is the Loveless man.
I did find one for you to look at Dave Ellis's website.
http://www.exquisiteknives.com/LovelessRareDropPointHunter.asp
You will of course find other Loveless knives for less, but I think if you can find one for around $2000 you should jump all over it.

There are however many knifemakers that do some excellent Loveless style knives.
My first was from Geno Denning.
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This Bobby Branton "Boot Knife" has a little Loveless and a little George Herron in it.
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Happy Hunting!
 
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I really like Mr. Heron's stuff - sort of like a gentleman's Greco. But that boot knife looks more typically Greco than Herron - got to love that wonderful long clip!
 
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That Dozier is a beauty. Good choice.

I agree with Phil that you should look at one of GenO Denning's knives. You won't find a better value.
 
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Wow! You're certainly off to a good start. Avoid the Himalayan Imports forum at all costs; if you're an impulse buyer, one purchase there could spell your doom. ;) Always a pleasure to welcome a new knut aboard. Enjoy the trip.
 
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For the man with deep pockets, take a peek at the knifemaker's selling forums. There's usually some really amazing stuff for relatively low prices.
 

Danbo

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Where did you find that particular Dozier? I love it, and have never seen that style from Bob before. I want one. (of course, I want one of EVERYTHING) :)
 
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Shrock,

That is one heck of a nice start in quality knives. It is beautiful.

I was at a show a couple of months ago and there was a big loveless dealer there. The cheapest knife on the table was $3600 if I recall correctly the most expensive one he had at that show was 15,000.
 
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Thanks for the big welcome!

Well that Dozier I ordered from AG Russle turns out to be on back order, so I reconsidering for hours again. I may wait the 3-5 weeks for it, but not sure.

Anyone want to part with a Geno or Dozier in stag?

Or maybe a Randall 23 Stag?

Jim
 
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Oh, what do you guys think of Clint Breshears. I found one of his I like that is available now and put in on hold.

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I want my first custom NOW! I can be patient later, but I do want something good.

Jim
 
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...isn't a bad knife. I got one on eBay - the going price there is around $129.00.

Regards,

Jeremy
 
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Dude you really jumped in at the deep end.
And you have excellent taste.
I think you can safely follow your heart in choosing knives. All of the above are exceptional knives and need no validation as potential purchases if you can afford them.

But thats actually a pretty serious consideration. Don't impoverish yourself with your new hobby.
And stay away from the for sale forums here. People will force you to buy their beautiful knives because you will not be able to pass up the price.
I pretty much need one of each of the knives you posted but Im always looking for that next special one.

For me, next is a small fixed like a DOzier, Blackjack small in stag, or a Bark River. I seem to always think "this ones going to be a user" and try to buy users that end up being mostly unused.
 
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