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The "Whatever" Thread

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
  2. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Looks like the Old Bushcrafter with a full grind . Is it about 8” overall with a 4” blade?
    Notice it has the Element handles.
     
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  3. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    Ok I thought it was a bushcrafter just wasn't for sure, and I thought the handles looked similar.
     
  4. B JACKSON

    B JACKSON

    Sep 19, 2012
    looks polished
     
  5. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    Yeah I was thinking the same, but I'm going to post pictures once I get it in. The price was way to good to pass up for an old JK.
     
  6. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    I think someone ordered a blank and did their own handles and polished it. That’s an old model, look at the K.
     
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  7. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Maybe not, those look like bloodwood
     
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  8. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    Yeah after seeing the K and thinking it was a bushcrafter it sold me. But he didn't say much just that hes had it a long time and just sits in his desk now. If I remember correctly the bushcrafter was the knife that drew me in before I could afford one of your knives.
     
  9. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Who did you get it from? (You can Pm me if you don’t want to post here)
     
  10. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    I don’t mind posting here but I got it off a guy from Bushcraft USA. his email name was ray sasser
     
  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Doesn’t sound familiar. They don’t like me on that forum.
     
  12. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    it's a very interesting dynamic over there -- seems to work better if you start out just posting/participating, then get your vendor subscription.
    downside to that is the co$t, followed by all the rules maker/vendors have to follow.
     
  13. ty_higg

    ty_higg KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 16, 2011
    Yeah I noticed a lot of people were letting go of Your knives on that forum. So I started a thread to see what would pop up and that one did along with a mud turtle for a crazy low price I’m buying Friday. Everybody over there seems to only want Sargent knives just based off browsing occasionally. But I’d rather keep my Jks
     
  14. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    which is funny, considering he's on the edge of getting banned for having Koster-esque business practices.
    of course it all goes in cycles -- for several years it was the Turley channel until he got crosswise with the PTBs, then it was the MP channel, then AS, recently it's been Sarge (SET)...
     
  15. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Not many Mud Turtle made.
     
  16. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'll be curious to what you think about that mud turtle. If it doesn't suit you for whatever reason, I may be interested in giving it a go. I'm still thinking that one is in the lineup of JK's in my future, though pushed offer after I get a few small ones and something that I think will be super cool in the kitchen in October-ish.

    I don't do much shopping in the other forum mentioned as their fees seem pretty high, even just to buy items. Some of the content isn't so bad, though I think it's going to get repetitive quick with cookie cutter responses. Kind of like if you post anything into the practical tactical on BF... it will always lead to "knives aren't for protection, get a gun."

    Side note: spent a few hours taking the edge down to about 15 degrees per side on the element hunter, just to try, and that S30V John used is some pretty hard stuff. Gave the Buck edgetek diamond rod a good workout. John's edge was good but I wanted to make it just a little bit slicier. Went and shaved up a little wood and I have to say, the straightback on this Element hunter is a phenomenal design. The 3" is perfect for getting the thumb right near the tip and the pointy tip does well for poking into a wood block and tinder, then pulling wood into the edge, like for splitting up a little tinder without batoning. It may be a better camp knife than I was originally expecting.
     
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  17. rdrogers

    rdrogers Gold Member Gold Member

    923
    Jul 19, 2010
    “for several years it was the Turley channel until he got crosswise with the PTBs, then it was the MP channel, then AS, recently it's been Sarge (SET)...“

    What’s PTBs? I haven’t been over there in a long time, but back in the day that guy’s knives were ridiculously overrated on there. Folks paying $800 for a used one.
     
  18. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Is PTB Powers That Be?
     
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  19. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Mud Turtle is very underrated, sales are so low that I planned on discontinuing it, but have kept it on my website for now.
     
  20. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    why yes, yes it is!
     

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