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The Knife that Horace Kephart created......

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Ethan Becker, May 29, 2017.

  1. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999

    Bring gloves and a strap on drool cup..... e
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    Feb 6, 2004
    Awesome. Had to post this again:

  3. Angus McGunnigle

    Angus McGunnigle

    Jan 1, 2013
    Yes ! Great book !
  4. NCSlice


    Feb 22, 2015
    When Blade falls on your anniversarybirthdayfathersdaymothersdayHERbirthday weekend...


    Well, I'll always have my 16
    Nice work boss!

    And to all of you lucky bastards who not only are going to blade but will have the privilege of "talking" with E about this knife...just think of Uncle E's presence in the knife community and he's JUST finally having a chance to hold this blade.
    Probably a once in a lifetime chance for most folks to just gaze upon it in person
  5. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    I am SO glad you said "drool cup."
  6. neffarious

    neffarious Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    Wow, that was a really cool accounting. I really enjoyed hearing it, and i wish i coudl go, but work and family prevent such things. I wonder if i can ever con work into sending me ;)
  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    it was a cool knife -- I will probably find it necessary to make an homage to it at some point -- I say homage, because no matter what I make, it won't be the same knife.
  8. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    more pictures up top
  9. danny.k

    danny.k Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2017
    Im likin it more and more. Would probably be a great huntinknife aswell.
  10. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    Kephart thought so :D
  11. danny.k

    danny.k Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2017
  12. DavidCAndersen


    Nov 11, 2013
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  13. Aikiguy


    Aug 28, 2013
    Nice write up Dave!
  14. DavidCAndersen


    Nov 11, 2013
    Thankee sir!
  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Close, but no cigar, in my opinion.



    Kephart, that I Beckerized: http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/horace-kephart-tribute-beckerized.1497251/


    Obviously, not to scale. I think this needs to happen Ethan. Even if a limited run for the Beckerheads. You tell John Stitt that the 'ol Dubz here said to make it happen. ;):D
  16. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    Ethan, incredibly awesome of you to bring it to bladeshow. Wish I could have seen it in person.
  17. bladesmith3

    bladesmith3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    yeah what he said.
  18. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
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  19. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    But your mockup involves a completely new handle design, when Beckers have always been limited to the main 2 designs: tweener and regular. If you added the kephart blade to the tweener handle, it's be too close to the 16 to really qualify as a new enough design, but to design a brand new handle for a brand new knife seems a bit excessive considering the best design feature about all Becker knives are their handle designs.
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  20. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I love when Uncle E says that, haha. What a complete, utter joy it would be, to have Mr. Kephart's design copied to a T, in a Becker format. It would be a great tribute to Mr. Kephart, may he rest in peace, to let everyone else get the opportunity afforded them to use what he perceived to be a great design, and brought back to life by a well known knife designer as well. Win win. It could be like the Reinhardt / Becker kukri collaboration, only this time a Kephart / Becker collab. Damn, I think this needs to happen...

    Well, the tweeners were just released a few years back, first time for that handle. This would be a copy of the original Kephart. I do understand what you're saying though.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2017
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