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Tom Selleck carries a traditional lockback

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by goodeyesniper, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. goodeyesniper


    Aug 31, 2009
    But we all probably could have guessed that he carried a traditional:cool:

    He was on Conan recently, and during the interview they started talking about his Avocado business, he then shows Conan how you graft an Avocado tree, pulling out a nice sized lockback to make the cut. Could be a slippy, but pretty sure I saw him move his thumb to unlock the blade.... Looks like some sort of bone/stag handles, leather lanyard. Classy. Couldn't quite make out what he says, but he says it's his "genuine Jim *last name* Ranch Knife" Couldn't make out the last name, sounds like Venture or something, but googling couldn't find it.


    Can watch the interview here (it gets a little weird, heh) skip to ~7:20 for knife content.
  2. *snowflake*


    May 5, 2008
    mr. s is good folks. anyone who stands his ground on gun rights and tells it like it is to rosey o'donnell in her face on her own dumb tv show has got my vote any day of the week. the knife i'm not too sure about. i'll check out the video link that you provided to see what i can see.. thanx for the link here goodeye
  3. axe


    Nov 26, 2005
    How did the crowd react when he pulled out that killing machine?:D
  4. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    That blade has a nice profile, wonder if its a GEC lockback? profile looks very similar!!! :D
  5. whetrock


    Nov 13, 2010
    Pretty cool to see there are a few real men left in Hollywood.
  6. mnblade


    Feb 7, 2000
    I had the same thought.

    -- Mark
  7. Gody


    Jul 20, 2011
    Mr Selleck is, I believe, a man of good taste, who owns at least one Fabbri shotgun as well as one of their high end custom knives.
  8. 338375


    Nov 4, 2006
    He also has a collection of old Winchesters and Colts, that is out of this world... He is a very big player in that circle
  9. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    I got mine out to compare and I think it very well could be a GEC. Same swedge, has a lanyard hole, bolster (from what I could see) looks the same, the size is about right, the patina looks right for 1095.

    If I had to bet, I would say he carries one of these:
  10. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Definitely a good guy, and a man's man, not one of these <fill in the blanks> typical hollywood wussies. That's the nicest way I could say that. I read an interview he had years ago, and he talked about how much he loved his ranch, and how he preferred to work on that than go to some health club riding an exercise bike looking at his own navel. :D He's been a stalwart for us gun and knife knuts, and I appreciate that.
  11. Robert.B


    Apr 17, 2003
    Totally agree, it looks very much like that model and GEC's blade profile is quite unique to others who make lockbacks. I like Selleck, he's always struck me as a straight arrow with old school values not unlike my own.

    One day when I'm rich I will have my "Quigley" 1874 Shiloh sharps!!! :D
  12. NMpops


    Aug 9, 2010
    He was also re-elected for the 5th or 6th time to the NRA Board of Directors. I think I read somewhere where the 1911 he uses in the Jesse Stone movies is a personal gun.
  13. quattromori


    May 7, 2011
    I had no idea he was that kind of guy actually...I assume it's pretty uncommon in Hollywood. One more reason to appreciate him tho.
    About the knife, I immediately thought about GEC frontier bone too (couldn't see the video yet).

  14. beaverballs


    Oct 7, 2009
    Sounded like he said "It's my genuine Jim Venture ranch knife."
  15. jackknife

    jackknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    This is apparently true. He's a huge fan of the 1911 platform, and even though in the Robert Parker books Jesse Stone used a .38 special revolver, or if expecting real trouble a 9mm Browning high power, Tom changed it around to a 1911. While still alive, Robert Parker and Tom Selleck became good friends and Parker was okay with the change.

  16. While it looks like that GEC (I have that one BTW), the blade looks a little too big for that particular model.
  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    If it's larger, and Selleck is a big guy, then it could be a Queen Mountain Man in stag.
  18. That's what I'm thinking. The blade shape, lockback, lanyard hole & bolster all say 'Mountain Man' to me. The pattern is pretty prevalent, from Queen, Moore Maker (by Queen), and I think Camillus might've made one much like it at some time.

    This may very well be a custom/handmade of some kind (after all, he did call it a 'Jim Venture Ranch Knife'; still trying to figure that out). He's in an enviable position. A lot of mega-celebrities get many more opportunities to meet people who'll be very eager to make a one-off custom for a superstar.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  19. jujigatame


    Mar 21, 2005
    Hooray Magnum! :)
  20. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005
    I would guess it's a custom.

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