RENO 2007 - A sneak peak at some awesome blades.

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Greetings all,

It's that time of year again - the Reno show is fast approaching and many of the top bladesmiths are putting together some exceptional blades for what is always a very special exposition of the craft.

Now, if I can just convince them to squeeeze some time it to take a few pics. :) Makers - please show your Reno knives here! If you prefer, e-mail pics and desccriptions to me and I will post them for you.

In keeping with tradition, we will start with a look at the knives from THE MAN, Jerry Fisk.

This is a tour-de-force damascus Southwest Bowie, featuring a terrific stag handle and elaborate engraving of the stainless steel fittings. Blade length is 10 1/4". This is sooooo my kinda knife.

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Next is a very elegant Sendero Bird and Trout in wolf tooth damascus and elephant ivory. This is the first of this model framed with a back bolster:

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A step up in size to a Game Master hunter in seaweed damascus, with stag handle and engraved guard:

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And finally, a simply beautiful field grade integral in W2 and stag with a bronze butt cap:

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I'm not greedy - I'll take the SW bowie and the integral and be quite satisfied. :D (I can dream, can't it?)

Roger
 
Definitely agree that these are some awesome blades!
The Bird & Trout and the Game Master are very nice.
Thanks for sharing the photos. I look forward to seeing others.
 
What's freakish is that Jerry is already done, when most smiths will be working into the wee hours before the start of the show, he, he...
 
With the Arkansas Show right on the heels of Reno, he has to be ahead. This is a busy time of the year for Knife Shows.
 
What's freakish is that Jerry is already done, when most smiths will be working into the wee hours before the start of the show, he, he...

Thats what seperates the "men" from the "boys" in this business. Work ethic.
 
Makers, there's got to be more knives ready for Reno? :confused: :)

Just want to keep this one alive :D
 
Rik Palm never fails to deliver blades that are both beautiful and unique.

Take this one "The Singer", with a 4 inch 1084/15n20 blade, 5 inch handle. According to Rik, "I slotted the handle to lighten it up and I was surprised to find out that I had made a tuning fork"

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Want to hear it? Click here:

http://homepage.mac.com/rikpalm/.Public/Reno2007/singer.mp3

Next is "Little Nessy" - and handy piece with an overall length of 6":

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The purposeful-looking "Frontier" has a 5 inch 1084/15n20 blade, 4 1/2 inch ancient bog oak handle.

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Next is the knife I'd love to take home, "Cactus Wacker" with a 9 inch 1084/15n20 blade, nylon cord wrapped handle.

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And finally, the "Texan", with a 6 1/2 inch 1084/15n20 blade, 5 1/2 walrus ivory handle. And the kind of detail work you definitely don't see everywhere:

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Roger
 
The Frontier, Cactus Wacker, and Texan really drew my eye. The Singer is interesting too. They're all sweet knives though.
 
Love Rik's work
Little Nessy would be a perfect match for My Nessmuk Friction folder
and the Frontier piece looks like it could handle work around the camp or kitchen with ease!
 
I think Rik bores very easily because he is always coming up with WILD stuff with his handles, etc. I have no clue how guys like him, Tai Goo and Don Fogg can keep coming up with the really unusual designs......not to mention that fact that they actually work artisitcally and practically!!!!:thumbup: :D Jerry pises me off even more.....lol. He "screws up" a damascus pattern trying to make his NLT Sendero and still ends up with a couple of new patterns that any of us would give our eye teeth to be able to make!!!!! grrrrrr...lol
 
I am bumping this thread back up, in hopes of seeing a few more Reno knives.
 
Thank you Peter.

History suggests that we will see most of the knives posted in the 3-4 days preceding the show.

Roger
 
:( I'm was hoping to see more Reno knives posted.
Thanks for jump starting it Peter.
Wondering how Bruce's knives are coming.
It must be stressful to find out late you're attending.

Roger, who else usually gives a pre-view?
 
Farr?Newton?Dunn?
Ive contacted a couple makers I'll post em If I gettem
 
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