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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by sunnyd, Jul 20, 2006.
That tip is mean as! really digging the grinds.
Picked this one up recently; 6 in blade, 10 3/4 OA by Jim Behring:
My buddy just gave me this old Schatt & Morgan. It is pretty rough but still pretty.
Gorgeous Treeman there, Barry! What is the handle material . . . horn?
That's not rough at all... just near broken in.
^ I was thinking the same thing...that stag looks great!
Thanks Jeff; it is musk ox horn. The spacer is as well, just cut differently or from another section. I'm not real familiar with musk ox horn, but I see quite a few Randalls with musk horn handles on the auction site lately. Guys in Alaska like it 'cause it is warm to the touch.
I follow Behring at instagram and I always drool on their knives no matter what pattern!
OMG! A dealer member here has some prototype models of some Scagel knives from when Dave Shirley owned Northwoods. I was very lucky to score a folder before they disappeared, but I am even more ecstatic about claiming a 6 inch popcorn stag fixed blade with a folder in the handle! Danged if I wasn't so excited I forgot to copy the photos, but I will post some here soon.
The folders are mostly gone, but he still has a couple fixed blade protos left; my budget is blown to heck! I won't mention his name but his initials are DB @KSF.
I met James Behring at the 2016 OKCA Show and fondled quite a few of his knives without pulling the trigger. I was on my way back to his table after awhile when I stumbled upon Jim Behring's musk ox knife, and, well you know.
James does beautiful work and he is a pleasure to talk with.:thumbup::thumbup:
If you could twirl that Scagel like a cheerleaders batton, you could get yourself into a Tarantino movie.
Joking aside that is a winner!!!
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Wow! Nice score Barry! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Finished this one earlier.
Nice work Sam :thumbup:
Wow, some nice knives being shown here, ....
barry that Behring Is a stunner - Just wow!
Flatbackcapo - That early S&M is simply gorgeous!!! Man thats a honey of a knife!
Been a while since I last visited this thread...
You just never know what is going to walk in to John's.
The guy was former SF, as well as his brother, and they both had purchased Randalls (#1's) in the early '80s for themselves as course graduation presents.
Their Dad (WWII/Korea vet, Pilot) saw their knives and, not to be outdone, ordered the Smithy for himself and it became a constant companion on his small plane. It wouldn't fit where he wanted to tuck it on the plane, so the stone pocket got removed. That happens a lot.
Well, Dad recently passed away and the boys are here dealing with his final affairs. They each have their knives still, and neither wanted Dad's knife, so they're raising funds to deal with some of those things that need dealing with when somebody dies.
Johnny likes to refer Randall inquiries to me (Why? I don't know, I'm no expert. But he thinks I am, and has always been comfortable with my assessments.) and this guy had been calling. Rather persistently. Turns out John had just gotten off the phone with him when I walked in. Guess he called the guy back because he walked in an hour or so later.
This is Saturday. (And it's not totally lost on me that it is the 3rd anniversary of Alice's passing, to the day, mind you.)
Guy hands me the knife, steps back a little, crosses his arms and just looks at me. Says nothing. Alrighty then.
"12-11 Smithsonian Bowie, O1 steel, Lugged Brass Guard, Standard Stacked Leather Combat Grip with RWB spacers, Duraluminum Butt with Nut. Smoothback sheath with Plain Snap. No major rust, no nicks, chips or pits. Edge is close to or is factory, a few swipe marks on the clip, looks like someone knew how to sharpen a knife. Stone pocket's been removed from the sheath. Looks to be from around the early to mid '80s. It's been reasonably well taken care of."
"Yup", he smiles. "You know your Randalls." That's when I got the background on the knife.
So I'm like, "What do you want to do with it?" (I'm starting to feel like Rick on "Pawn Stars") "We could put it on consignment for you, but it could take a while for it to move."
Naw, he needed $$$ right away.
"What do you want out of it?" I ask.
"Gimme $400.00" he says.
I think I blinked once.
"Will you take $350.00?" I ask.
"Done" he says.
(What was that? I think I just heard mad screaming and gnashing of teeth sounds coming from the direction of Montana...)
Holy crap. Did what I think happen, just happen?
Most of you know that for a while there, I had quite a few Randalls, but I switched directions and sold/traded all of them off.
But I have always wanted a Smithy. The first time Alice and I went to Nordic Knives in Solvang many, MANY years ago, one had caught my eye and I was stunned when she said I could get it if I wanted. I wanted, and it was on sale, but I talked myself into something a little smaller. (And, less expensive)
Randalls have come and gone, but I've still never had a Smithy.
Until now. Thanks honey...