Jim Smyth framelock flipper

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Just wanted to share some pics of a really nice piece that I just received from Jim Smyth. It's the framelock flipper model that he introduced near the middle of last year, with some improvements.

This one is dressed up a little bit over the one that I used to have in that there is a Timascus inlay in the frame instead of a big hole, and the pattern of the small holes has been redesigned to look even better than before. In addition, this knife is the first hollow ground blade that Jim has ever put a handrubbed finish on. As you can see from the pics, though, he looks like he's been doing it forever.

This piece flips like a dream. The action is very smooth, and that large flipper tab gives you enough leverage to easily open the knife fully from any angle. It's also the recipient of Jim's painstaking attention to detail, as the fit and finish on this piece are as flawless as any piece that I've ever handled.

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Bastid

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Jim makes one heck of a nice knife and I have seen a few that he has done. This one really shows off his ability.

Great pickup CD.

Thanks for reminding me about something too :).
 

SharpByCoop

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What Bastid said. :thumbup:

I met Jim only once and took a liking immediately. Excellent job! Congrats!

Coop
 
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Jim is a fantastic knife maker .
That knife is original and the fit and finish is perfect~
Jim is an HONORABLE gent also.
I have know him for many years.
 
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Very nice blade, the flip tab reminds me of a shark fin, adding to the sleek&powerful look. Handle looks comfy and stylish as well. :thumbup:
 

Daniel Koster

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Beautiful flipper! Nicely sculpted....

Do you have a pic of it closed?
 

Daniel Koster

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absolutely stunning!

Thank you so much for the pics. Any more info on Jim Smyth?
 
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I love seeing photos of your carpet Commodore, it means there will ALWAYS be a truly great knife sitting on it LOL. This one is exceptional! Really really nice...

Frank H.
 
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