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Black Toe Knives
October 26, 2010, 04:30 PM
Just finished for a client in Sweden.

Brad Vice's Damascus.
African Blackwood.
15'' overall
9'' Blade.

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JShirley
October 26, 2010, 05:18 PM
Very nice.

John

kingpin008
October 26, 2010, 05:44 PM
That's purty...

Any chance of diverting that fine hunk of steel to Maryland? The other guy's all the way in Sweden! He can't get to you from all the way over there!:evil:

messerist
October 26, 2010, 08:26 PM
Excellante Mucho Gusto!

bikerdoc
October 26, 2010, 09:07 PM
Elegent but deadly.

Unistat
October 26, 2010, 10:05 PM
Now why can't I find a production model that looks like that? I've been looking for a coffin handle bowie made with decent steel, a nice guard, and a "classic" (as opposed to "archaic") blade profile. I can't get seem to get all three.

Black Toe Knives
October 26, 2010, 10:43 PM
Now why can't I find a production model that looks like that? I've been looking for a coffin handle bowie made with decent steel, a nice guard, and a "classic" (as opposed to "archaic") blade profile. I can't get seem to get all three.
That why they call them customs. Thank you Gentlemen.

Leadhead
October 26, 2010, 10:57 PM
Snygg!
That's Nice in Swedish...:)

Does it come with some leather?

Piraticalbob
October 27, 2010, 02:30 AM
Now why can't I find a production model that looks like that? I've been looking for a coffin handle bowie made with decent steel, a nice guard, and a "classic" (as opposed to "archaic") blade profile. I can't get seem to get all three.
Cold steel makes their Laredo Bowie (http://www.coldsteel.com/laredobowie2.html) in VG-1 San Mai steel with a black Micarta coffin handle, that would seem to fit your specifications.

wheelgunslinger
October 27, 2010, 03:13 AM
Really beautiful.

I'll be in touch when I scrape some cash together. :)

Black Toe Knives
October 27, 2010, 01:06 PM
Cold steel makes their Laredo Bowie (http://www.coldsteel.com/laredobowie2.html) in VG-1 San Mai steel with a black Micarta coffin handle, that would seem to fit your specifications.

$599.00 you are kidding. VG-1 (RC 55-56) is cheap production steel, a step down from AUS-8. So you are paying the High dollar for the San Mai III blade, which means they have sandwiched the cheap steel in between two layers of even cheaper steel. Because there is nothing in this knife to justify the cost of $599.00. Help us understand why this would be a superior knife and worth the price.

The knife in the picture is is available for $500.00. I will make it out of CPM 154 for $600.00.

BRad704
October 27, 2010, 01:40 PM
Looks great Jim! I love the coffin handle on this one.

Piraticalbob
October 28, 2010, 01:10 AM
$599.00 you are kidding. VG-1 (RC 55-56) is cheap production steel, a step down from AUS-8. So you are paying the High dollar for the San Mai III blade, which means they have sandwiched the cheap steel in between two layers of even cheaper steel. Because there is nothing in this knife to justify the cost of $599.00. Help us understand why this would be a superior knife and worth the price.

The knife in the picture is is available for $500.00. I will make it out of CPM 154 for $600.00.
Cold Steel's catalog price is much higher than what is available from other sources. A quick Google search turned up the same San Mai Laredo Bowie for $373.00, for example. Other versions of the same knife in SK-5 are available for around $150.00. I'm not knocking your own handsome knife, just answering Unistat's question of why a similar knife isn't available from a production (factory) source. Answer: it is. Unistat's question was probably motivated by budgetary considerations.

Big Bill
October 28, 2010, 01:20 AM
Jim - another WINNER! BEAUTIFUL!Cold Steel's catalog price is much higher than what is available from other sources. A quick Google search turned up the same San Mai Laredo Bowie for $373.00, for example. Other versions of the same knife in SK-5 are available for around $150.00. I'm not knocking your own handsome knife, just answering Unistat's question of why a similar knife isn't available from a production (factory) source. Answer: it is. Unistat's question was probably motivated by budgetary considerations.None of the prices you have quoted for the CS knives you talk about are worth anywhere near the money they ask for them - not even at the reduced prices. I've owned a lot of so called CS high end knives, so I know from experience. I thought everyone knew that CS prices were a joke. And, that SK-5 knife for $150 is also a joke. BTW, what steel is SK-5? Do you know? I had a Magnum Tanto IX (http://www.coldsteel.com/tantoseries.html) that I was happy as heck to get rid of.

If I want a real survival production Knife, I'll buy an ESEE (RAT [not Ontario]) knife (http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm) for that same $150.

Sometime soon, after Christmas, I'll buy a knife from Jim.

Black Toe Knives
October 28, 2010, 02:34 AM
Jim - another WINNER! BEAUTIFUL!None of the prices you have quoted for the CS knives you talk about are worth anywhere near the money they ask for them - not even at the reduced prices. I've owned a lot of so called CS high end knives, so I know from experience. I thought everyone knew that CS prices were a joke. And, that SK-5 knife for $150 is also a joke. BTW, what steel is SK-5? Do you know? I had a Magnum Tanto IX (http://www.coldsteel.com/tantoseries.html) that I was happy as heck to get rid of.

If I want a real survival production Knife, I'll buy an ESEE (RAT [not Ontario]) knife (http://www.eseeknives.com/index2.htm) for that same $150.

Sometime soon, after Christmas, I'll buy a knife from Jim.
SK5 is equivalent to 1080. I love the RAT Cutlery Rat series. The rat 3 is my favorite of the series. But I can get a Spyderco Bill Moran in VG 10 for $70.00 which is heads and shoulders above the Rat 3. I held the knife once two years ago and I hold 1,000s of knives a year and for one to stay in my mind.

chrisb507
October 29, 2010, 12:04 AM
Holy COW is that a beautiful knife. Fantastic work!

Birdmang
October 29, 2010, 12:12 AM
Third picture is great; money, laugh/knife, love.

IlikeSA
October 29, 2010, 03:34 AM
Gorgeous knife! Is the false edge sharpened?

Rotsend
October 29, 2010, 03:26 PM
Mycket bra! (Very good in Swedish). Makes my mouth water!

Deltaboy
October 30, 2010, 04:14 PM
Nice Bowie!!!! You do most excellant work!

Leadhead
October 30, 2010, 11:32 PM
Black Toe, do you sell them with sheaths?

zignal_zero
November 1, 2010, 03:34 AM
very good looking Bowie :) simple, yet classy. i like it.

as for the CS Bowies, i actually like them, think they handle great and perform well, i just can't get past the origin of them, though :( Bowies are such a huge part of U.S. history, to buy one made elsewhere just seems wrong to me.

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