The official Challenge knife thread!Makers please confirm your entry

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by KFU, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley

    Jan 27, 2008
    This looks as though it was a blast! Thank you to all those that did the judging and as well to all those that kept the testers and judges well lubricated. Moose, thank you especially for the time you've taken to assemble and post all this. You get a big ole' "attaboy" from this indebted maker.

    Rick - Sorry to see the outcome of your knife. I'm sure it was an anomaly that you can figure out and fix.... same for the others that experienced similar fate.

    I'm looking forward to the final results.

    I've had/still having computer issues so this is the first time in a week that I've logged on. We need a new computer and won't be making that purchase until next week. I'm on my wife's office computer this morning for about two hours. I'll try to check back in a couple of days.

    Thanks again to all who help make this happen.

    -Peter
     
  2. AA Forge

    AA Forge Custom Knife Maker Moderator

    Apr 8, 2010
    Were are the results being posted?
     
  3. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
    Donno, Moose is face first asleep in his coffee lol
     
  4. AA Forge

    AA Forge Custom Knife Maker Moderator

    Apr 8, 2010
    I know the feeling :D
     
  5. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Chris. I cant speak for the others, but my knife was battoned because I gave them permission too. Moosey was very specific about the abuse of these pieces before it started. Everyone there was a "knife guy" no one was purposely trying to destroy anybodies hard work i assure you.
     
  6. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    I'll second that. I examined the spines of the broken knives closely and saw no indication of batonning. I was asked about six times for permission before they batonned my knife. Those guys clearly love and respect good tools.

    I'll say this again: no maker "failed" here. We can all learn from this. I'm about 90% sure I know what was up with the three knives that broke/wobbled, but I'll keep that under my hat unless asked by the individual maker.
     
  7. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley

    Jan 27, 2008
    Where is this alleged thread?
     
  8. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
  9. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    I was probably the other guy initially, but decided (after Rick's prompting) to wait until I saw it first and got to feel it in hand, and then when I did I wanted to wait and hold out for the Marchete. It really is an amazingly beautiful knife though. Several were. Several appealed to me that I didn't initially think would.
     
  10. Mudbug007

    Mudbug007

    Nov 29, 2010
    Man that looked like some kind of fun! Still can't get over that size of bamboo growing up in those mountains.

    @ James and anyone else who handled my knife, feel free to drop you opinions/theories on my knife if you'd like. Seriously, we learn nothing if we can't take constructive criticism. Don't hold back, I'm a big ole boy now.

    Thanks again to Moose and all who participated. Don't they have one of these in the Fall also? It's never to early to get started on another knife! :)
     
  11. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    I think a period piece or regionally themed challenge would be fun.
     
  12. AA Forge

    AA Forge Custom Knife Maker Moderator

    Apr 8, 2010

    That's not a bad idea.
     
  13. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    I vote for the period of 2013-2014 :D
     
  14. AA Forge

    AA Forge Custom Knife Maker Moderator

    Apr 8, 2010

    Nice :)
     
  15. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Thinking about waiting until this weekend to post up anything, that way I'll have enough time to get it all together.......



    So, do you love me more, or hate me more?:D


    I'm good with either, but we can start a poll to get the specific numbers.........

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!

    Moose
     
  16. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    If we wait until the weekend my F5 key might be broken by then.
     
  17. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'm writing it right now. Got the first post up, reserved some spots for individual reviews.

    Just so ya'll know, I spending Sleep Vouchers to do this.........:D

    Guilt much, do I?

    :D:D:D:D

    Moose
     
  18. bacustomknives

    bacustomknives FULL THROTTLE / FULLTIME KNIFE MAKER

    Sep 3, 2008
  19. james terrio

    james terrio Sharpest Knife in the Light Socket

    Apr 15, 2010
    Woo-hoo, we're gonna be famous! Or infamous... or something.
     
  20. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Scores are up.

    Moose
     

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