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Ironwood Damascus Hunter from Karl Andersen

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Shaw Blades, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    My knife collecting has lead me into knife making but I still like to purchase knives from makers who's work I admire. I just got this knife in the mail from Karl. I must say that everything from placing the order, to the packaging and execution of the knife is beyond professional. This is a hot blued damascus hunter with hot blued guard and ironwood handle. Wow.




    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  2. Burl Source

    Burl Source

    Dec 7, 2008
    Congratulations on the new knife.
    It's a beauty.
    I have always been fond of Karl's knives.
    The blueing gives it a great look.
    Being a take down just makes it that much more cooler.
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Beautiful knife - and I know that sucker will cut.

  4. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    I am a fan Karl's work, and this looks like an exceptional example!
  5. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    A real beauty, and Karl is the king of knife packaging.
  6. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Yeah, that is Nice!
  7. G. Shahan

    G. Shahan

    Jul 19, 2008
    I agree, very nice. I'm also a fan of Karl's work.

  8. Redsnake1997

    Redsnake1997 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2005
    Very nice! I will eventually add one of Karl's Damascus hunters to the other 3 of his knives I have in my collection. Very well made blades and his sheaths are nice and heavy users too!
  9. peterinct


    Dec 13, 1999
    VERY nice! Karl makes AWESOME knives. His takedowns are my favorites, and his shipping crates are legendary:D

  10. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    Undoing the screws made me feel like a kid again opening a Christmas morning package.
  11. betzner

    betzner Home To Morro Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I don't comment on very many knives, but did on this one, when Karl showed it on the CKCA forum. The colors are wonderful and the blued guard is just the perfect touch. Altogether something that anyone would want to own - to use or peruse.

    Had no idea Karl went to such extraordinary levels to ship! Wow, what a container!
  12. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    When I got my knife from Karl it was boxed like that....I still smile when I think about his packing, the most bomb-proof I ever saw! :D

    Beeautiful knife, too...... ;)
  13. Jos


    Oct 23, 2006
    Wow! That's a beauty!

    Kind regards,

  14. Danbo

    Danbo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 28, 1999
  15. NickWheeler


    Dec 3, 1999
    Super nice! :cool:

    And people think I overdue it on the packaging! lol.... I love that set-up! When I get a table saw set up in the shop I'd like to start packaging them like that. :thumbup:
  16. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Very nice knife and an incredible box :)
  17. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    I want to know how he shipped a box that heavy, Priority, for only $9.95!! :eek: :D
  18. Steve Nuckels

    Steve Nuckels

    Aug 18, 2009
    I think that on is my new favorite from Karl! The Ironwood is so warm and figured and the blued guard looks great with the damascus. I like the size of the knife.

    To me the ideal knife! Good score!

    I have one of Karl's creations, it was my first handmade/custom and it is so well made and super sharp! I would love another one!

    Potomac Forge
  19. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen

    Jul 27, 2003
    Those are all some pretty great comments folks.
    Mitchell's was project wa confusing at the moment.s a fun one. The hot-blued guard kicks it off.
    As far as that packaging goes - it's something I've been doing for 8-9 years. Stupid simple.
    And strong and safe!!
    Sorry I could not have commented earlier, I've moved to a new location and things are rather confusing at the moment.

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