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EJ Livesey

So here are a few of the knives I e been searching for, found and had to buy. There are a few on here I've been search for, for years. 

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so top to bottom: 

 

BRS alpha beast 3.0 modded by me

BRS replicant stock, safe queen

Benchmade 51, modded by me.  Acid dipped titanium scales, anodized bronze liners, harpoon style blade re-grind (this took me hours)

Benchmade 42 t-latch, this is the second holy grail of balisongs . Searched for years to find this -safe queen for now 

bear and sons beater

bradley kumira XI modded by me. Acid dipped, textured scales, blade rides on a bearing system 

in the mail: benchmade 42 spring latch  this is a beater that will take me hours to fix, but I have some ideas on how to make it great again.  It's the holy grail of balisongs and I have been searching for 5 years for another one

 

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Benchmade pagan.  so I picked this up to use at the new, new job.  My Microtech is beat and looks like death.  Plus carrying around butterfly knives isn't feasible or easily accessible for me.  I like the idea of a chisel grind because they are super easy to keep razor sharp  

 

anyone have any exotics or hard to find knives they wish to share? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bearcat 74

Great looking knives!  I never could use one of them Balisongs.

 

This is a custom made by Tim Olt in Meechigan.  CM154 Steel Rockwell is 59 with cryo treatment G10 handles and handmade sheath.  Scary sharp:

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This is a custom made by a feller in NY, Vince M.  It never really gets used but it looks good.  This was his Patriot Krinite handle with handmade sheath

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Jared Goguen

Looks like I might have to break out my box of knives.

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EJ Livesey

Bearcat, damn both those knives are beautiful. The first one looks like a crazy good work horse. The second ones craftsmanship is amazing. That handle is amazing. Keep that one for show. 

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Bearcat 74

Thanks

 

The orange one is a worker.  It lives in my hunting pack and only comes out when it's time to work.  I sharpen it on a Lansky Diamond system @ 25 degrees down to the 2000grit Sapphire stone.  It's the best knife I've used.  Mr. Olt makes some great stuff.

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helterbot

I'm a balisong and OTF fan as well. I have the same Benchmade balisong from the first post. Here's a few that are in reach, but I have several more around the house. I'm on the mailing list for bladeplay.com, so I'm always being tempted with something.

 

 

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Justin Matney

Just going by the title, this thread could've gone a dark direction

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Condor Kukri

Grayman Custom Titaninium Satu

Benchmade 710 McHenry Williams

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richcottrell

I do not have one of theses ... But maybe next year

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Jared Goguen

Here are small sampling of what I have. Some common, some rare, and some made by me.

The rare Becker BK-77 only 200 were made in 2009.

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This is a one of done in a trade with Shaw.

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This is a standard Becker BK2, gen 1 with custom G10 pinned and lined handles done by me.

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This is the second knife I ever made, done in 1084 with a white and black lined and dove tailed handle.

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These are a few custom one of from Bill Siegle.

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This one is a special knife to me. It was give to me in a camp. A rare one off from MD Cladwell.

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Bearcat 74
12 hours ago, Jared Goguen said:

Here are small sampling of what I have. Some common, some rare, and some made by me.

The rare Becker BK-77 only 200 were made in 2009.

ofw80nM.jpg

L39uDGw.jpg

This is a one of done in a trade with Shaw.

2i9KI3Y.jpg

W6GjVFJ.jpg

This is a standard Becker BK2, gen 1 with custom G10 pinned and lined handles done by me.

4jIgfIw.jpg

This is the second knife I ever made, done in 1084 with a white and black lined and dove tailed handle.

yKvBXsG.jpg

EIY5AnD.jpg

MmmMmMmmm Burl.....

z6K8RSb.jpg

These are a few custom one of from Bill Siegle.

3ahYYdK.jpg

This one is a special knife to me. It was give to me in a camp. A rare one off from MD Cladwell.

D6u5npq.jpg

 

Very nice!

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maidenfan

My favorites:

outdoor knives - small forest axe, mora, bravo 1, falkniven a1

carry knives - crkt m21, spyderco military, benchmade fixed adamas, bradford guardian 3

spyderco and the guardian 3 are my absolute favs and are carried and used religiously.  I carry the adamas at work 24/7, but rarely use it as it needs to stay sharp for what it’s there for.  It’s very thin and cuts on both edges. I don’t care for the serrations, but they cut if kept sharpened. 

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Tommy J.

That Bradford is awesome!

looks like the perfect size and shape do all knife.

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Adam Juncker

I carry a Morakniv everywhere (and typically a S & W SD40VE too).  It's not the best knife I've ever owned but it's a good utility knife .  The sheath, to me, is worth more than the knife. Stays where you put it, holds your knife even if I'm crawling around in an attic or something, but you can deploy it pretty quick too.  I use mine daily.20180325_233108.thumb.jpg.1ac414c15121e7e258a11beb1fe44f43.jpg

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maidenfan

Mora is probably the best value out there.  They are surprisingly tough, too.  Cold steel makes a number of great knives for the money.  Probably the best out there is a very tough, $20 throwing knive.  A super cheap and tough utility/camp knife. 

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WestSlope

Do you guys have a favorite chef's knife for chopping? I've always wondered if vegetable prep could be made enjoyable (sort of) with a good knife. Please don't throw that Mora at me for fluffing up the thread.

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maidenfan

I use a couple of wusthoffs and a henckles.  Not the best, but excellent quality and have served me well for years   My next one will be from a work buddy who also makes knives - tfblades.  Tony recently won an episode of forged in fire

https://tfblades.com

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maidenfan

My buddy is making me a new chef knife, so I took a trip out to his shop to check it out.  Looking forward to the finished product.  All he does is Damascus.  This is a working knife to keep the cost down, but man it’s gonna be pretty

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maidenfan
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The handle will be made out of whats below the knife on the second pic - it’s a super dense, dark hardwood from the caribbean

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maidenfan

New chef knife is done - turned out great!E8971B53-43C6-456D-AFC6-AB0BDE82B895.thumb.png.5c5acbb728db9d8f5a2e9d8785a2b84e.png

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acorn

Wow!

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maidenfan

Mine was a basic Damascus pattern to keep the cost down.  Tony is insanely talented and Damascus is all he does.  Here’s a few more examples. 

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maidenfan

Scales are 50 year old gunstock walnut

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maidenfan

Here’s one I tried to buy - a different take on a traditional single bevel sushi knife

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