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Newbie but father is a knife maker

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by David Kramp, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. MUFC4Benfica1


    Sep 16, 2019
    He might have retired from USAF, but I guess he is going to be very, very busy. Any three blade whittler to show?
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  2. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Your father may have been a hell of an airman but I think he missed his calling.
    That sowbelly stockman is a piece of art. --KV
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  3. urbantrapper


    Dec 13, 2018
    Love the pieces. Im in OKC too! But unfortunately your fathers designs are clearly well out of my reach. Maybe someday I can be a patron of his work.
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  4. David Kramp

    David Kramp

    Nov 8, 2019
    To be honest with you I don't think he's ever made a 3-bladed whittler. If he did make one I believe it would come without the traditional pen blade. If I were betting, it would have a clip blade, wharncliffe/sheepsfoot and a coping style blade (his razorbeak). This is just a guess and I'm sure he could make whatever a person wanted. He's fairly particular about the utility and intended purpose of the knife. In speaking to him about knives in the past, the pen blade and spear point type blades are kind useless. Of course he'd have to verify if this is his actual opinion. I could see where they might be useful in certain woodworking applications. To each their own I guess.
  5. David Kramp

    David Kramp

    Nov 8, 2019
    So my father officially has a knifemaker's membership. He can be contacted @Ed Kramp. Please be patient as he is still learning to navigate the forum. We are currently working on building his website. Many of the images I've posted will be added to the website. He will have 6 regular patterns available for custom order. These would include small trapper, large trapper, barlow, sowbelly, toothpick and folding hunter. Handle materials, blades, embellishments (like etching, jigging and filework), custom dye, liner-locks, and presentation boxes with pyroferric arts can be discussed with him upon order. He is also available to collaborate on a fully custom design as well. Completed knives may also be listed in for sale section as well.In my opinion these are collector grade knives that also have a penchant for everyday use. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or comments. Be on the lookout for the website under construction. I'll post when it's up and running. www.edkrampcustomknives.com or edkrampknives.com
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  6. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    Thanks for the heads up, David.
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  7. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    From an old Air Force vet, thank you for your service Mr. Kramp and you make beautiful knives!

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  8. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    Those are some impressive looking knives and that idea of a 3 blade whittler sounds pretty cool with those blades to me.
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