My first OLT custom knife was just delivered. I was looking for a quality basic drop point style knife, when I came across Jim Olt " Michiganroadkill " over on 24 Hour Camp Fire. So after some PM's, I decided on the steel and scales. Jim had the knife finished and delivered in about 3 weeks. I decided to to go with 154CM on this knife, it is the first 154CM knife I have owned. I have D2's, 440-C's and S30V knives.
GP-8 Drop Point
Polished maroon micarta
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May 6, 2012, 03:25 AM
Classic hunting knife!
May 6, 2012, 03:31 AM
Very nice. Useful, clean shape, and I"m a big fan of micarta.
Can you show it next to something for scale? A dollar bill or common knife, maybe?
May 6, 2012, 09:38 AM
Very nice, I'm a fan of working knives kept as simple as possible. That blade fills the bill for me. Most of my own fixed blades look like they came directly from a butcher's shop....
May 6, 2012, 10:20 AM
Does it feel secure in the hand with no concern of running up on the blade?
May 6, 2012, 02:30 PM
I dug some knives out of the safe in assorted styles and lengths for a quick size comparison and to give you a general idea of the size and shape of the knife. Jim OLT described it to me as a GP-8, which is a General Purpose Drop Point with a 4" handle and a 4" blade, 8" overall. The OLT GP-8 is a excellent value for craftsmanship, price and delivery time. The knives bellow range from $550.00 to $150.00. I paid $150.00 delivered with about a 3 week wait for the OLT GP-8. One of the knives bellow I waited 3 years from the time of order for delivery.
I know Jim OLT "Michiganroadkill" in no other way than PM conversations on "24hourcampfire" and the ordering of this knife. I really enjoy a verity of custom knives and makers. I do put credit where credit is due. Jim has a great combo of price and craftsmanship, when it comes to his GP-8. I plan on getting several more GP-8's for younger hunters we are taking to the field this year for the first time here the Pacific Northwest to hunt Mule deer, Black bear and Elk.
Grande Haven, MI
Here's a line up for comparison, left to right.
Ingram #1 Drop Point
Charles May "Noxubee"
OLT GP-8 Drop Point
Charles May "MidSkinner"
Ingram #6 Drop Point
Charles May "SkipJack"
Here is a picture to compare the thickness differences of the scales/ handle on the GP-8. The OLT GP-8 is one of the thicker custom knives I own. The grip of the OLT is very positive, due to it's size as compared to the Ingram #6 in front of it and the Ingram #1 behind it, in the photo bellow.