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Let's see your Osprey K/T

Discussion in 'Osprey Knife & Tool' started by Osprey Knife & Tool, May 6, 2016.

  1. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Plus One on that!
     
  2. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Hope I don't drop it in the blizzard next week...

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  3. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Well that's one way to get me to visit [emoji12]
    But seriously.... I can't stop laughing!
    Doesn't Chris embed RFID Chips in his blades?


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  4. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014

    I am not familiar with Maté, I like a lot of different teas never had this one. Nice to see you and the Raptor getting properly acquainted.






    Douglas, I am certain it will perform well, I originally designed the Raptor to be a medium B&T as well as Performing exceptional in cleaning and boning medium to large game, with an emphasis on offensive and defensive applications too. I would be excited to see that, I have had a few people give me excellent feedback cleaning large game. The trailing point feature is not everyone's cup of tea(Pun intended) for cleaning game. I happen to fall on the side of the fence that finds this blade geometry extremely useful.











    Glad to see you out and about with the Mamushi, I look forward to seeing more pictures of this knife. I really like the Flamed Box Elder Burl, and this piece was the nicest I have had the pleasure of working with so far.





    Awesome Photo Danny, I found myself staring at it multiple time. I hope you don't lose it either. I am sure Douglas would be up there in a jiff to help you find it if that happened. LOL
    I am glad you got your hands on an Hunter to play with, that one is quite the specimen as well. Built like a brick house!!

    I look forward to seeing what you get into with it!
     
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  5. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Hunter out and about. The near matching loaner Apache arrived the other day, so I am excited to get out and explore the new-to-me OKT model.

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  6. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
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  7. adequacy

    adequacy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 19, 2014
    That looks nice Jerry! How's it doing for food prep with that additional clearance?
     
  8. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Thanks.

    I love the additional clearance and profile on this knife! Performed very well in the kitchen and whatever I needed it to do. Carried it for almost 5 days straight and it didn't even feel like a bigger knife. It's permanent set of pants is a JouFuu HB-2 sheath and it fits nicely in there with just the right amount of handle sticking out.
     
  9. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Jerry, I've been using Danny's Raptor in the kitchen and love it! However for "dicing"...yes I do a lot of that...I like the taller blade profile of that CF Apache? can't wait to see what Chris comes up with for K-variants tomorrow!
     
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  10. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Tater doing a hand dump with a Hunter

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  11. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    ^Beautiful shot Danny! That photo reminds me of the curiosity that J-Dog always showed when I was doing something with my knives.

    I hope that you enjoy many years of adventures with Tater.

    Phil
     
  12. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Thank you Phil. He's my old man. I find it hard to believe that he will be 9 this summer. I do hope he has many more years with us... we still have quite a few more trails to explore together.

    Depending on what is being cut, he shows as high of an interest in the knives as I do.
     
  13. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Hunter in a tree stand

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    The Apache, thanks to Douglas, is also in town for a visit.

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  14. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Man OH Man.....I'm going to send you all my blades just so YOU can photograph them!!
     
  15. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Apache in the rain.

    I am starting to see what I have been missing and what a few of you like so much about this profile. Douglas, I think it's more the artistry in the knives that make some of the pictures stand out more ;)

    A comparison pic along side a Hunter is in the "Osprey K&T Comparison Photos" sticky

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  16. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Well it does help to have a subject with beauty. Photography is a matter of subject and light absolute. You definitely bring those two together most often!


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  17. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Danny,
    Thank you for sharing all of you pictures and adventures with us, mesmerizing and captivating photographs as always! I especially enjoy seeing the Ospreys with Tater!:thumbup:












    Glad to see the Apache is soaking up some of that gorgeous Texas sunshine Jerry! You sure do have a looker there, I really like how the weave looks after the knife is contoured.
    Thank you for sharing!




     
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  18. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    OspreyNomad#4.jpg OspreyNomad#1.jpg OspreyNomad#3.jpg OspreyNomad#5.jpg Below is an excerpt taken [with permission] from a conversation between Osprey Knife and Tool's Chris Linton on IG yesterday 04/27. It is my lazy way of writing a post about a new blade of Chris's, the Nomad.

    "Did your Nomad arrive on time?"

    Hey Chris, Yes it did Earlier than expected really! Nice packaging btw.
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    "Thank you, I am glad you like the new packaging, how do you like the knife, any initial impressions?"


    Just made a BBQ pork sandwich in which i sliced a chunk of pork shoulder that would appear too big a task for this blade. Even though I used a slice and chop method I was immediately surprised. A tomato was next. Again the diameter of the tomato being greater than the length of the blade, with a little finesse it sliced as shown. The green onion was appropriately defenseless. The Nomads usefulness is somewhat betrayed by its light weight and relatively small size.
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    "Man that's great feed back! I plan on expanding the lineup. I was aiming for a Sub 6inch knife on this one"

    I'm putting this one in my food prep lineup starting now. I might after a couple of weeks ask my son-in-law to test it out in his kitchen. He's the executive chef at our local fine dining establishment..."

    "Could you tell the difference in the performance on the steel thickness?"

    That's actually the first thing I experienced slicing through cold pieces of BBQ. I'll admit to being unsure how it would handle it until a microsecond after the first cut. I'm still learning about things I thought I already knew about knives. Which is a real pleasure.
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    larger to scale versions of the Nomad with say, a 6-8 inch and an 8-10 inch blade would be, in my humble opinion, an exceptional home kitchen as well as professionals knife set.
    Consider this My Wish List.

    I forgot to mention the ergonomics of this handle. Somehow you nail it every time.
    Bottom line Chris, IMHO, as a food centric person who is in the kitchen everyday the Nomad is deceptively functional, I suspect its niche for me will be for making precise cuts. Though you can be sure I'll be testing its limits. This thing fits very well in my hand and I suspect might do so for a wide range of hand sizes.
    I've got a good collection of your knives going. I'll be adding to it. Anyway I love being surprised by using fine knives,...like this one
    Thanks Chris
     
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  19. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Haven't carried this one in a while but did over the weekend cycling through the rotation.

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  20. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    One of my personal favorites......The Razorback

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