1. Despite 2020 presenting more than its share of challenges, I'm thankful for all of you, and the community you guys have created. Hope that your homes are full of happiness, your fridge well stocked with leftovers, and your homes warm & loving.

The Yuma, always on my mind!

Discussion in 'T.M. Hunt Custom Knives' started by LostViking, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    No matter how hard I try to talk myself out of it. I keep coming back to look at the Yuma.

    I have been studying this knife for a long time. For what I do and where I do it. It would seem almost a perfect fit.

    Being back to work full time has afforded me the opportunity to to some knife oggling. And the Yuma keeps popping back up on my radar.

    I think I want something in wood. But some of the laminates look very cool too.

    I love the curly maple on Murph's big M-18 chopper.
     
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  2. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928

    Feb 15, 2015
    Id go for the curly maple, todd's curly maple is second to none!
     
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  3. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    I had an old hornet of his in green dyed curly maple and it was gorgeous.
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  4. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    get a sandblasted micarta. this is a hard use knife and would benefit from a textured grip
     
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  5. OutdoorsFamilyMan4

    OutdoorsFamilyMan4

    Jan 20, 2012
    The Yuma is perfect. Why settle on 1 scale materiel. My yuma has both...I'd post a pic but photobucket hates me and bladeforums doesnt allow direct uploads (at least I haven't figured out how yet)
     
  6. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    OK Todd and Murph!

    I just couldn't take it any more. The antique ivory g10 with natural phnelic liners and rivets, from your website is on it's way to its new home.

    I wasn't sure about the light colored G10. But the more I looked at it. The more it grew on me. I'm excited. The Yume looks like it will make me a great field and camp blade.
     
  7. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928

    Feb 15, 2015
    Nice! Post a photo when you get it.
     
  8. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Yuma should be here tomorrow. I try and get a few shots over the weekend.

    Kind of quiet around here. Everybody must be in the woods.
     
  9. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928

    Feb 15, 2015
    We are all way more active on the Facebook page. Todd and the gang do a live show every Monday night.

    The page is called something like "TM hunt and his marry band of knuckleheads."
     
  10. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Junkie,

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Well that's sad. I get why folks use facebook. Especially business folks.

    But, I am not now, nor will I ever probably be, a facebook person.
    I'm not a Zuck fan.

    So I guess I'll adjust to the loneliness. I live in the woods at the end of a dead end road. So I imagine, I'll survive.

    Who knows, maybe I can be a Rock Star here!
     
  11. dresnor

    dresnor

    Feb 1, 2011
    I love my Yuma.

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    Jeremy
     
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  12. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Yuma is the best bushcrafter and most versatile blade in the line-up IMHO.
    Congrats.
     
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  13. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Guyon,

    Yes sir, it does tend to lean on the Bushcrafty side.
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    And a flash shot, because I was running out of light,
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  14. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928

    Feb 15, 2015
    Great photos! makes me want a yuma.

    But of course every time I think I want a yuma, I change my mind and think I would rather have the extra length of the tradewater. Then I go back and think I would rather have the smaller more balanced blade of the yuma. Back and forth, back and forth, it's a vicious circle.
     
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  15. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    you should take a look at the trailmate.
     
  16. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928

    Feb 15, 2015
    Wow I had to look that one up. I didn't know it existed. Ill have to ask todd if he still makes them.

    Im not sure a trailmate will fill the void I've had for a yuma/tradewater. If anything it just creates a new void. Thanks vik you're an enabler to my knife addiction.
     
  17. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    :) good to hear!
    and what's not to like about a yuma blade attached to an upsized magua handle
     

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