Let's see your Osprey K/T

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

  1. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Good stuff @varga49 The Nomad and prototype #2 look pretty intriguing from that last batch of knives. Both appear to be nimble and slicey with the #2 more dedicated to the kitchen block and the Nomad being a small kitchen/light ed utility knife. I would bet that like the EDU, the Nomad would surprise you with its usefulness even being a 3 finger knife for a lot of people. I'm thinking handle configurations on a Nomad now... Maybe black g10 over TS Kevlar or ivory g10 on black.

    I'd like to see that Sammich in person personally

    I'm with you @Warrior108 I have had the same handful of knives out for some time now. I need to pull some different models from the depths of the dungeon.

    @prom52 that Koa Razorback is a gem, I think Chris is hoarding all his nice wood for Blade Show knives...
     
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  2. Osprey Knife & Tool

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

    Jun 4, 2014

    Douglas,

    Thank you for sharing this on the forums, I think it is pretty cool to be able to get as close to instantaneous feedback as one can get through Instagram messenger and enjoyed having our conversation as well as many other we have had on that platform.

    That sandwich you made had me hungry, the brisket(?) looked especially well cooked! I have to say if there is one thing I miss about Texas was the BBQ, it's different than what I am used too back home, but I enjoy it just as much!

    So far out of the all I have heard feedback about all 4 of the Nomads, I really appreciate and value when someone takes the time out to share their thoughts when acquiring a knife from me whether it's your 1st or 10th.

    I look forward to hearing from you as well as the others as you get acquainted with the Blade. and per our conversation. I plan on making more and expanding on the design as well.
     
  3. Osprey Knife & Tool

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

    Jun 4, 2014


    This particular knife is one of my favorites as well, I have a weakness for Koa and this was an exceptional piece, and the knife came together flawless as well!
    Thanks for sharing Peter it was really knife to see this one again. Like seeing an old friend!
     
  4. Osprey Knife & Tool

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

    Jun 4, 2014

    You are on to me Danny ;):thumbsup::D
     
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  5. Osprey Knife & Tool

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

    Jun 4, 2014
    That Jade soaking up the Texas Sun!
    That is a good looking Warthog! I think I have only made this combo once on the Warthog so far.
    Thanks for sharing Jerry!
     
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  6. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    34203209322_c6c856c9a2_k.jpg A Forum member acquired this one [Tusk on the bottom] awhile back and decided it was not such a good fit for him. To my great fortune he asked me if I was interested..Hell Yes I am...And then there were Five..
     
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  7. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
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    Actually That was Pork Shoulder Roast that I BBQued...I couldn't wait for the picture and took a bite! If I do say so, that was a mighty fine "Sammich"!
     
  8. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    That sandwich looks ridiculous!

    My Warthog sliced and diced some onions (and later, garlic) for a pasta sauce I made for dinner tonight. I use this fixed blade more than any other, and it continues to impress.

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  9. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    This is fricken awesome!
     
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  10. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    A couple of locals on the nest:

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    Seeing the light of day:

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  11. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I took possession of this a couple days ago after purchasing it from @Fiddleback Outpost

    @Osprey Knife & Tool Wow, this is just a warm handsome knife!! (if that makes sense?) I love the Buckey Burl and the red liner is very deceiving. You are hardly able to tell its there but yet it is, and I feel like it enhances the colors in the wood. The handle is super thin and extremely comfortable. As far as pictures go, I just am swamped with work lately and I just can't imagine taking a nicer picture than Robert has already. He's just nailed it, from every angle (pun intended).

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  12. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    That's Extraordinarily Beautiful! Congratulations Jerry!
     
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  13. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    ^Gorgeous Mamushi Jerry. I like all the light and dark color contrast going on in the Buckeye Burl. Nice score!

    Phil
     
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  14. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Thanks Phil, that aspect really is what I think makes the handles really appealing. And each side is unique in the patters also. I'm not usually a burl person either :)

    Jerry
     
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  15. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    AH!!! I wondered who got this one! It was one of the first I saw that I wanted to grab up but was gone. Good score Jerry. It's stunning! Let me know if you ever want to move that one. I would like dibs on it.
     
  16. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    I received my Koa Raptor's yesterday and I'm totally amazed by their stunning beauty. I had not at first but I'm so glad I purchased both of these. Even though in the photos they appear to be similar, you can really see the difference in person from the angles, blade design and cutting edge. I'm scared to dirty them up! Just look at the Koa! Whew! It is mesmerizing. Thank you Chris for a fantastic job on these. I feel lucky to own such beautiful pieces. :D

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  17. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    ^Gorgeous matched duo Eric! Koa is one of those woods that ages well and retains its original beauty and chatoyance. I am glad you pulled the trigger to get both. Raptors handle like a finely tuned exotic sports car, especially with the thin tapered stainless Chris uses. Some of your other thicker knives will start to feel like driving a mini-van by comparison after you start using the Raptors.

    Congratulations again on the great scores!

    Phil
     
  18. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    Thanks Phil. That is a good way to put it. Handling them is quite a bit different than that Bushcrafter. I'm going to enjoy having these for sure.
     
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  19. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Outstanding analogy Phil!
     
  20. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Thanks Eric! I put you in the "Leads" column for that knife in my spreadsheet but I gotta say that it is just soooo nice. The "Sell" column for that Mamushi has a "Hell no" but stranger things have happened before. :D

    Likewise, congrats on your Koa pair too. I ought to change my Avatar from that CF Raptor because I sold it even though I loved it a bunch. But I decided to strongly consider parting with knives that I wasn't going to carry and that one was just so dang pointy and sharp and pointy and sharp that I could easily see it going through the sheath and into my leg if I ever fell the wrong way. Although its a great kitchen knife, I just don't keep the 'spensive custom knives in the kitchen and am most likely to reach for what is on my belt at the time.

    - Jerry
     

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