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Two New Families (my Gossman collection so far)

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Apocryphiliac, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Back in November of last year I got my first taste of Scott’s knives when I managed to score two Big Boar Tuskers here on the exchange (thanks, Happy!)

    I had seen Gossman mentioned a few times in some of the other forums here that I frequent, and I figured if fans of Busse, Carothers, etc., appreciated them, they must be worth a look. I didn’t realize how special Gossman Knives were until I had them in my hand, however.

    I don’t have the experience, or most of all, the time(!) to write a detailed review of any of these blades, but I’ve heard people talk about how knives can have a “spirit” of their own—they are imbued with a piece of their maker, through their expertise, attention to detail, maybe even something a little more elusive. Something about these has made me a believer.

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    Left to right: 3V PSK, O1 WTK, CPM 154 Polaris, 3V Puukko, M4 Deer Creek, A2 5” BBT, 3V 8” BBT, 4V 8” BBT, S7 10” BBT 2.0, A2 Kubo

    I’ve obviously got the bug!

    So anyway, that is my growing Gossman family. And you may be asking why I’ve titled this thread, “Two New Families”? Well, to my regret, I have not been able to get out and use these babies hard yet. That’s because my wife and I had our first child (a boy) last September, and I haven’t felt right about leaving them at home while I trek off yet... Hopefully an opportunity comes along soon for me to take these (steel and micarta) babies on the trail soon, however! I’ve been thinking about it obsessively since last November, after all. :)
     
  2. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

    532
    Feb 28, 2012
    Congratulations on both families! Beautiful lineup. My little family of Gossmans has bumped all of my other knives to the back of the line when it comes to playtime in the woods. That Kubo on the end looks amazing!
     
  3. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Thanks very much! Yeah I have plenty of other options, but these are the ones I’m absolutely dying to get out and use!

    The Kubo is a very cool blade... it has a distal and tang taper that makes it feel more lively than the listed dimensions (11” blade, 1/4” thick) would lead one to believe. Handle feels amazing, and the profile sure is a looker!
     
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  4. Murman

    Murman

    Nov 11, 2015
    On wow didn't realize you got that Kubo I've been drooling over it
     
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  5. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Ditto, I've been waiting for one to come up for a while!
     
  6. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Yeah I put down for four blades on Scott’s site a couple weeks ago. It maybe wasn’t the best decision I’ve ever made financially... but it was a great decision...knife...ancially!!!
     
  7. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    There's another one still up there in 80CRV2, iirc.
     
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  8. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    311
    Dec 13, 2015
    Nice collection man! I have a Tusker in O1/brass hardware that is going on 9 years of heavy use and no issues. Should have a Deer Creek en route soon as well. Very functional blades and the convex flat blended grind will serve you well.

    Andy
     
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  9. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    I am looking forward to using O1 as I haven’t really done a lot with that steel. Do you think it is similar or better in terms of edge retention than Becker or Esee 1095? I think Scott treats his at a higher hardness and I have no doubt that he can find ways to get the best out of it.
     
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  10. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    311
    Dec 13, 2015
    I have not really used either of those steels so cannot compare. Overall though I have had zero issues with O1 done well, and Scott has his HT down solid. Sharpens up very easily in the field and although it may not last as long as 3V or M4, you can literally use almost anything to bring it back to a good edge.
     
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  11. My new favorite word, I'm adding that to the lexicon, knifeancially...

    Andster, Dan Schectman and I are "knifeancialists"

    I wonder if that's anything like televangelists...
     
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  12. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Some good knifeancial advice: diversify your blades. ;)
     
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  13. LukeTheSpook

    LukeTheSpook

    Jan 2, 2015
    Scott Gossman is a big time guy. Great to deal with.
     
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  14. James Usher

    James Usher

    62
    May 3, 2019
    what is the model of that knife?
     
  15. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    222
    Nov 26, 2017
    Great looking knives I've been a Busse and Carothers knives guy for a while now, but came across Scott's knives and got interested. I've been on the lookout out for the one I want. But being in Ireland, makes it hard to get something already in short supply. Great colletion Apocryphiliac
     
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  16. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Thanks David! I should post a new pic, since I have doubled my collection since creating this thread.

    I know Scott will send orders overseas, btw, as I have a friend in France who has gotten a numbers of packages from Scott. The only issue will be beating out other Gossmanics for the blades when they post for sale. Most of them are sold within a few minutes of being posted!
     
  17. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Yeah I would love to see them. Yeah I was in contact with Scott before he would send it no problem. Just looking for a BBT about 8 inches with a choil and I'd love to try his Z wear , Z tuff or CD 1 .
     
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  18. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Not many of those out in the wild! I don't think there is even one in CD1 yet, but maybe in the near future. I know Scott has mentioned that he may be switching from ZWear to CruWear (same composition) because he can get more stock sizes of CW. Not sure if he plans to keep using ZTuff.

    Those are surely all amazing steels and would be cool as heck to have a BBT in one of them, but from my experience and from what I've seen elsewhere, Scott's use of other steels is always very impressive. Don't sleep on some of the steels that are more in circulation. If you have a chance at a model you want in A2, S7, O1, 3V, etc... if it's a Gossman, it will more than get the job done!
     
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  19. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    222
    Nov 26, 2017
    Yeah I agree with you about Scott's steels just always liked to try some of the Z steels. I just like a choil on a knife had one or 2 over the years without and just couldn't take to them. I watch Scott's posts on Instagram and seen he was after getting some CD1 didn't know that about Cruwear. His S7 looks like it would be more than I'd ever need.
     

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