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Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Rick Marchand, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Hey Folks.... I haven't been around these parts in a while. Still alive, just real busy. Nothing fancy to show off... just a few of Bush Blades. Real ugly but that's how I like'em!

    Barong (Almost a Smatchet)
    Long Knife
    Trade Style
  2. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Love the barong and the chopzilla.
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  3. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Diggin' that necker and long knife.
  4. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    That trade knife would look right at home stabbed into a butcher block at the local general store in 1887, it looks great :cool:
  5. herdbull

    herdbull Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    They are all very nice but the Chopzilla speaks to me.
  6. Camber

    Camber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    The possible mid-tech bushcraft knife looks awesome, although I would like to see the ricasso reduced.
  7. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    I like all of them.....Thanks for showing !
  8. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    The Barong, Trade knife and that necker are Saweet! Although they are all nice blades.
  9. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    nice work, meant to use utilized :thumbsup:
  10. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Yeah.... the ricasso is long for a reason. I put a bearing divot there for a bow drill friction fire setup. I could work it in a little more compact, though.

  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    would love to see a WilderKhuk ;) !
  12. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider

    Sep 2, 2014
    Too cool!
  13. coldsteelburns


    Aug 2, 2010
    Sweet! I always appreciate seeing your knives (and leather work!), Rick.

    I especially like that bolo and the necker, which has very nice lines. I'm trying to figure out the grind on that bolo as I can see the plunge with a bit of a shorter bevel, but the grind kind of disappears into the blue/bleach patina, which I think looks cool. :thumbsup:

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  14. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    love your stuff!
  15. gga357

    gga357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    "Almost a smatchet" and drift are both looking good.
  16. Camber

    Camber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    That's right...I forgot (from when I saw it on Instagram) you but the divot in there. It's a nice touch. My preference is obviously personal...I just like to be able to get my grip close to the edge for more power.

    It's a really sleek, pretty knife though.
  17. Juha Perttula

    Juha Perttula Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    Barong looks great !
  18. Grouser1741


    Apr 17, 2018
    My wife says you just made a mistake and that was your way of covering it up,,, she knows that's how I operate LOL
  19. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Lol.... would be lying if I said I've never done that, before. When knifemaking hands you lemons, grab the tequila and salt!
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  20. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Beautiful work. What are the blade lengths of the Long Knife and the Trade model? And what is the finish on the corded handles for durability?

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