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Show Your Kepharts!

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, May 11, 2011.

  1. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    It seems like I am getting a lot of emails asking about my Kephart design. I have a feeling they are from some of the lurkers or guests that always seem to be on here. I would appreciate it if you guys that have one would post a photo to help them decide they really do want one. ;)
     
  2. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    My Kephart is pictured on your website. I doubt I have the pic anymore. I gave the knife to my sons' best friend, who is now a MP in the Marines. The look in his eyes was worth the thanks he gave me. My son is heading into the Army this fall, and he too will take a JK knife along for his adventures.

    If anyone is on the fence about this knife: get one. They are tough as nails, sharpen easily, a perfect ratio of handle to blade. You won't be disappointed!
     
  3. outdoorsfan

    outdoorsfan

    Sep 30, 2009
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  4. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi Guys -

    Great story, Rocky - and I love the picture of the mini-Kephart with the tiny spoon and fuzz-stick, Sean.

    Here are some pictures of my very first JK, a standard Kephart with Maple Burl scales:
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    This knife has seen a lot of action in the Moon kitchen -
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    I have even taken it with me to go shooting and gathering maple sap -
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    Finally - here is my EDC Kephart next to an Izula for size reference:
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    best regards -

    mqqn
     
  5. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
    Here's mine. The wood handle one was from John"s "budget line"and is my favorite. They are all users so don't let the clean blades fool you; I cleaned them up for the pic.
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  6. mrbear

    mrbear

    Sep 17, 2009
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  7. Liveitloud

    Liveitloud

    Jul 1, 2006
    Just so happens that I have one of John's Kepharts and would be happy to show it off.

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    Sorry....guess I went a little overboard with the pictures. It is a pretty knife though. :)
     
  8. kyturkey

    kyturkey

    Oct 10, 2007
    Here's a couple

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  9. trevytrev

    trevytrev

    May 4, 2010
    My new favorite blade, John knocks this design out of the park! I highly recommend this blade:thumbup:

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    Still shiny and new but hope to get her dirty and patina'ed in no time:D
     
  10. frontiertom

    frontiertom Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 20, 2004
    Always glad to show this one off! It was my first JK Knife, and it is only one of the Twins! John makes some awsome knives!

    It's always hard for me to see any knife and not take it home with me but, really all you need to do anything with is one of John's Kepharts, and it will last you a life time if you take care of it!

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  11. ManOfMisery

    ManOfMisery

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    Jan 20, 2010
    Here's a current photo of my Kephart HD. Just sharpened it up yesterday after a bunch of use and today I've been slowly sanding the scales down a bit to give me a slimmer handle. This is still my favorite knife over custom and production blades and it's an amazing general use knife. Sometimes I wish I had gone with the regular Kephart for a thinner blade, but I plan on ordering a regular version and an EDC Kephart this year as well so I'll have all my bases covered.

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  12. Ossa1970

    Ossa1970

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    Nov 5, 2006
    My first JK Kephart, love this knife, plan on getting several other versions in the future. Best knife for the money you can get.
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  13. Ossa1970

    Ossa1970

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    Nov 5, 2006
    Another great example!
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  14. Ossa1970

    Ossa1970

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    Nov 5, 2006
    Two more Keppys, a basic and a EDC along with Neckmuk
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  15. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    i love the johns kepharts. very classy and useful blade. i definitely need to get with him and order one up but I went with his camp hawk instead :)
     
  16. Simplejack

    Simplejack

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  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    My Pocket Keppie. Handy little size for cutting jobs, not really for the kitchen, but there when you need a good blade.
     
  18. Nature Boy

    Nature Boy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2016
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  19. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    @natureboy, is that an Edc Kephart in the pic with the pumpkin carving?
     
  20. marchone

    marchone

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    Mar 13, 2013
    Are the JK Kepharts hand-forged with the convex blade geometry of the Colclesser originals? A couple pictured above seem to be, while others look like full flat grinds.
     

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