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Mnandis Through the Years - A History in Pics

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Lone_Wolfe, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker

    Sep 29, 2008
    Thank You Lone Wolfe for all your hard work on this. This is simply amazing. The pics are stunning and the perfect representation of what the mnandi is all about. WOW....Just WOW.....!!! Its an honor knowing some of my old ones are in your collection where I am sure they will remain. Thank You....!!!
     
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  2. coffeemike

    coffeemike

    142
    Jul 20, 2015
    Stunning. So awesome to see the history of changes (and how relatively unchanged the platform is).

    Someday, I'll own one. :)
     
  3. Birdhunter1220

    Birdhunter1220 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2011
    I have never owned one or held one.......Why did you do this to me.......thanks for all the hard work it took to put this together.
     
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  4. Demetres

    Demetres

    132
    Mar 16, 2012
    Amazing post. Thanks LW. I can imagine how proud and happy (like a little kid playing with his toys) you are for the fantastic collection.


    Το λουρί είναι το ρολόι.
     
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  5. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Gold Member Gold Member

    256
    Jul 15, 2003
    That was awesome. Thanks for putting that together
     
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  6. maylebox

    maylebox

    142
    Oct 26, 2016
    :thumbup: Very nicely done LW :thumbup:

    Thanks for the time and effort. Certainly worthy of the stickiest of stickies.
     
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  7. anttttt

    anttttt

    102
    Mar 27, 2015
    Thanks for this great history review of the Mnandis. I am still trying to save some money to get one.

    Anthony
     
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  8. Driften

    Driften

    527
    Oct 21, 2010
    Thanks LW! It's great to have this all in one thread
     
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  9. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    WOW! Thanks LW!
     
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  10. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

    866
    May 1, 2014
    Fantastic collection. Fantastic job! Thanks LW!
     
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  11. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    :D :D :D :D :D :D



    HEY!!! Watch that sticky stuff, you'll get some on my Mnandis! :eek:

    :D :D :D :D
     
  12. Falco57

    Falco57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    huge work and well done!
    Great collection LW BRAVA!

    And you know I appreciate a lot!
     
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  13. gusnuts

    gusnuts Gold Member Gold Member

    655
    Jan 7, 2015
    Thank you Lone Wolf for that fantastic write up!
     
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  14. pearl2291

    pearl2291 Gold Member Gold Member

    967
    Feb 2, 2012
    Super/informative read along with some great pics of
    a ton of beautiful knives. Thank you Lone Wolf for the great work.
     
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  15. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    733
    Nov 1, 2016
    Hello LW, do you know if CRK still stabilizes the woods, if not when they stopped? Or do they decide wood-by-wood?
     
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  16. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    It's decided by wood. For example, Box Elder would be unusable without stabilization. Lignum Vitae doesn't need it or benefit from it.
     
  17. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    733
    Nov 1, 2016
    Awesome. Thank you.
     
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  18. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Looking at the birthdates of my Mnandis, I noticed that I have 2 born exactly a decade apart. Pretty cool, one was made when the production Mnandi was less than a year old, and has the exotic Zebra damascus. The second one was born during the time that the pivots, clips, and finally nail nicks were being changed out, so is a transitional. March 6, 2002 and 2012.
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    P. S. Those of you on facebook might notice something else about those birthcards. ;) :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
  19. red mag

    red mag

    Apr 12, 1999
    Thank you very much!
    Great collection.
    red mag
     
  20. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I wanted to cross-link this thread with Falco57's Damascus Mnandis Through the Years. His thread take the idea and expands it to a study of beautiful pics showing the different and exotic damascus' that CRK has use through the years, where my thread takes you through the design changed from prototypes to very current production.
     

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