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JK Toby's Knife (formerly-I got a package in the mail today...)

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by KYenglish, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    Sorry some of these aren't so good, I was excited, needless to say, I am happy :D

    I opened it with the BHK maverick colt, because t was on my hip, and because it was partly responsible for the size
    This wood may just become my new favorite, it is very nice, John has contoured the handles slightly as well and the whole thing just seems at home in hand
    Where it was born

    Now, do you use a "1" knife or do you....I'm going to use it, :p

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  2. jds1

    jds1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Toby's Knife is a winner for sure. Enjoy that little beauty!

  3. pmbspyder


    May 30, 2011
    Beautiful knife! Use it in good health!
  4. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Use it. It looks like a wonderfully practical blade. To not use it would be an insult to it.
  5. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Awesome. I like it!
  6. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    I'll try to do a decent (objective as i an be) review of it eventually, but for now i'm just to enamored to even think about it.
    here's some more pics, like it nor not! We like to go on drives these days because camping isn't possible atm. We are researching some of the older, somewhat forgotten almost abandoned 'towns' around Irvine and Ravenna. Anyway we came across some older barns and buildings on a none-state maintained road by the railroad. We think it's around here they used to process oil but we still cann't get real confirmation that happened. Any way, long story short, the knife looks great:[​IMG]
    This wood is honestly gorgeous, it's plain yet still defined, looks and feels traditional yet has flare, it's about to become my favorite although i still have high hopes for walnut
    *sigh* just waiting to find some real work for it, so far it's hardest task has been cutting a bagel for lunch. It cut the heck out of that bagel though, i tell ya'. :p
  7. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    ummm, so this is what obsession feels like... not bad

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  8. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    That is a really nice design and those scales were made for photos. Don't be shy, we love seeing pictures.
  9. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Great pics,I hope that's not your house behind the hand shot. ;)
    I had a PDT scheduled for June,but asked John to bump it for the Toby's Knife,
    can't wait to put it to use.
  10. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    Will do, thanks bud

    What do you mean, we just bought it, think we should have got an inspection first or something? ;) No it's an old barn on a, hopefully, abandoned property.

    I'm really happy to hear you ordered one, I hope you get a lot of use and enjoyment out of it, thank you and, congratulations!
  11. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I have a few Vic paring knives I use regularly,but they don't hold an edge for long,so I've been wanting to get a good replacement for them & you know the JKTK in 01 will hold up well.
  12. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    sound like a god idea to me
    Morning all.
  13. fmendez


    Dec 20, 2007
    Toby's knife is a gem. I wish John gets to build lots of them
  14. danc


    May 20, 2010
    Man beautiful country and a beautiful knife. I think I have a pretty good idea of what I will ask John to make me in the fall! As far as the obsession, that's called being focussed! All great peope have that character trait!
  15. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    From all the photos, I`m guessing you must like it!
  16. outdoorsfan


    Sep 30, 2009
    Congrats on your new blade. Just curious, is there anything you would tweak on the design after handling it?
  17. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    you might say that, :), thank again john


    like i say its hard to be objective yet, just like it too much, and i haven't been able to put it to much work. closest I've come so far is wanting one in 1/8 instead of 3/32, but that thought was close on the heels of wanting a 'backup' one in 3/32...and one for oldest and youngest kids...and Rebecca.

    I'd say for the size and purpose (hiking/fishing/hunting companion, edc, kitchen) i cant think of something i'd like more, it's light and comfortable in hand ad oh so handsome, ;) oh my. I was worried about choosing new wood for this particular knife, but now i'm about ready to make it my only wood in the future. I've been trying a lot of smaller fixed blades over the last year or two and of course being a knife nut i like other blade shapes, sizes and styles and woods and want 'em, otherwise i might be done. :D
  18. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Looks good - thanks for posting the pics.
    personally, I think 1/8" would be too thick for that profile -- but at 1/16" it would be an impressive paring or patch knife.
  19. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    Thats an idea, I was thiing 1/16 at one point but looking at this 3/32 I'm happy i went with it,
  20. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    love the toby's knife KYenglish. i was hoping you were going to post some pics of it when you got it. i guess you did. enjoy your new knife.

    i got a custom order in with john for june. and i told him that your ziricote handle may have me reconsidering my walnut choice (or ironwood). it looks great.

    thanks for the "help." ;)

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