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

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

  1. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I wouldn't care if it was just a blade with no scales. I would make my own scales. Isn't that what we do here anyways?
     
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  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Getting all excited, and we're just at the "Hmmmmm......." stage, haha.
     
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  3. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I'd love to have an as close as possible duplicate of the original, Becker style. I'm sure the grinds would take some effort, since the blade is convexed from top to bottom, and he spine relieved, but I'm willing to pay more for the extra hand work involved.
     
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  4. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Quite honestly, a knife such as this could be a huge hit. I have eyeballed Kephart styled knives for quite some time from other makers but they usually command a premium price and I try my damnedest to keep my per knife budget to around $100. If Mr. Becker and Ka-Bar offered up something like this, I could see it selling rather well.

    I know I certainly would be in line, with cash in hand.
     
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  5. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
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  6. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
     
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  7. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Warrior did you ever get your wife a nice present but you couldn't tell her. And you got so excited that to relieve some tension you dropped clues here and there about it. Is Mr E amping us up like a Tesla coil??? Let me rephrase that.Volting us up lol.
     
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  8. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Don't wanna side track this thread, but yes. Her birthday is Wednesday. She's gonna love what I got for her. Anywhos, Kephart.
     
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  9. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I think it would be a hit as well. Would love, love, love to see this happen.
     
  10. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    fortunately, i replaced Ethan's Kephart with a 3D printed plastic clone, and have the original.

    i'm going to have some guys in Taiwan make new ones, to spec :D

    stay tuned
     
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  11. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
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  12. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Add to the tribute:

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  13. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I'm in if this goes into some type of production.
     
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  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'm down if it ever comes to fruition!
     
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  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
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  16. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
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  17. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    Little known fact:
    Horace Kephart actually invented the mouse pad so he could sharpen his convex edge.

    In fact, the surface of the pad was made with the hides of a dozen mice who willingly sacrificed themselves for the glorious purpose of sharpening Kephart's knife. That's how the "mouse pad" got its name.

    True story.
     
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  18. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Hey Ben....
    It is a story.....lol....

    E
     
  19. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    On Wednesday I will meet My friend Joe Flowers over the ridge in North Carolina to meet with Pam Meister who is the director of The Mountain Heritage Center in Cullowee which is the home of Kephart papers and his personal blade......I hope to get Joe to take Pix..... i am quite excited..... I have been meaning to get over there for years...... I will be taking 129 over there which is the heart of Kephart Country....... More to come.....

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  20. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Awesome. We need pics, and lots of them.
     

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