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Old School Makers

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by dredd8, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. dredd8

    dredd8

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    Aug 8, 2003
    Yep, that's the one....Classic Valachovic style
     
  2. Bruce Bump

    Bruce Bump

    Dec 2, 1999
    I remember most all these names from the Old Days. I was inspired by those old guys
     
  3. mknife

    mknife KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 3, 2006
    classic knives , classic lines will never die. Are and will be of inspiration to all other generations of knives. Beautiful knives thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
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  5. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Your RJ Martin-Loveless model must be very collectable, Murray.

    Received this one a couple weeks ago, already posted in Joe's Fighters thread but it should be OK here, too.
    Kangaroo lined kydex ​holster.

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    Doug
     
  6. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    A little New England Ol' School with Jason Williams...

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    and the mentor, Bill McHenry...

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    And we just lost one of the best, RIP Mr. Kious... :(

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    And here's one kinda hard to recognize...Mr. Sawby just doesn't make 'em like he used to... :D

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    -Michael
     
  7. deovolens

    deovolens

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    Dec 25, 2004
    my first custom knife I bought long ago from Frank Centofante
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  8. dredd8

    dredd8

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    Aug 8, 2003
    deovolens--That's exactly like the one on my initial post. Nice!!
     
  9. Murray White

    Murray White Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 1999
    since my last post, the Ron Frazier small dagger has found a new home.

    However, it is time to add a few more knives from the past that are still part of our collection.

    one of my wife's knives by Devon "Butch" Beaver and his wife Judy's colored titanium engraving

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    two knives with the same handle treatment

    top is by George Cousino while the bottom is by Ray Beers

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    a long time Guild member, Billy Mace Imel -- full integral

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    Bob Conley

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    Doug Casteel -- likely does the finest grinds I have seen

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    EG Peterson, now long retired

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    Jim Ence (deceased)

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    Phil Hartsfield (deceased)

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    Steve Mullin (retired)

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    Jim Sornberger

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    might be able to find some more and then of course I could include some Canuck makers who many of you may not be that familiar with but maybe as a separate grouping.
     
  10. Murray White

    Murray White Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 1999
    another by Lloyd Hale who is about as old as it gets lol

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    another by Butch Beaver -- we do have a lot of Native American/ Canadian artwork related themes which we also collect

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    Larry Hendricks (deceased)

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    Charlie Weiss -- maker with scrim by Bob Engnath (deceased)

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    Herman Schneider Chute Knife

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    Hugh Bartrug (deceased) Dagger

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    DE Henry (deceased) from back at the time of Lloyd Hale so he fits being an old timer

    for sure

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    and of course Buster Warenski (deceased) and while this is a more current knife (2001) Buster is a long ago maker until 2005

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    another by SR Johnson (the glass scales are rather unique and again fit into our glass collection rather nicely)

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    this should do for a bit anyway.

    Always fun to see knives by the long time makers and from so many that are no longer with us. It is quite amazing to think of all the fun had in collecting over the past 34 years.
     
  11. dredd8

    dredd8

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    Aug 8, 2003
    Your collection always amazes me Murray. Great pieces.
     
  12. dacoontz

    dacoontz

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    May 10, 2017
    Had to comment and bring this thread to the top. Some beautiful knives in here.
     
  13. jjtjr

    jjtjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2001
    I know this is an old thread, but I like old knives.

    I reposted some of my Valachovic knives after Photobuicket deleted them from this and other threads.
     

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