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50 Shooter
August 28, 2013, 11:29 AM
This is one of my favorite knives and own two, the second is a work in process as I haven't decided if I want to wrap it with paracord or put the factory wood on it. Or if someone made some micarta scales for it that looked good... I would be interested.

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rcmodel
August 28, 2013, 11:59 AM
I made these out of black Micarta.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=8477773&postcount=1

Not in business to make anymore however.

rc

Sam1911
August 28, 2013, 12:04 PM
I think EK might sell you a set of micarta handles if you ask. Probably cheaper than anyone else would make them. http://www.ekknife.com/knives-pricing.html

(Wow, those sure are pricey little stickers, for what they are!)

50 Shooter
August 28, 2013, 03:48 PM
RC,
Did you have to post that pic again!!! The first time I saw those I wanted some, great job on the handles. Sure you don't want to make one more set?:o

Piraticalbob
August 28, 2013, 03:54 PM
I think EK might sell you a set of micarta handles if you ask. Probably cheaper than anyone else would make them. http://www.ekknife.com/knives-pricing.html

(Wow, those sure are pricey little stickers, for what they are!)
They are expensive these days. Give them credit, though, they didn't move production overseas, kept it here in the US. I still have my 1980's-era EK Bowie, and it is a great knife.

50 Shooter
August 28, 2013, 04:01 PM
Yep, had mine since 1986.

lemaymiami
August 28, 2013, 06:49 PM
Somewhere in history I gave an account of meeting and talking with Mr. Ek in the seventies towards the end of his life. If I knew how to call up the thread it might interest some to read about it. Those Ek knives that we have around today are a bit different from the ones he made by hand during WW2.... They were carbon steel with rock maple handles with large lead rivets. In some of the literature I've seen on combat knives of that period the Ek was called the "American commando knife"...

50 Shooter
August 28, 2013, 07:18 PM
Lem,
Use the search function in the upper right corner for this forum and then click on advanced search. From there type in your name and hit search. Scroll through the posts to see if you can find it, copy the thread and then post it here.

hso
August 28, 2013, 11:39 PM
And the original Eks were different looking than the ones today in that he wasn't afraid of making deep clips or wasp waists. http://www.militaryfightingknives.com/collection.html#Ek

Interesting Ek history here - http://www.ebay.com/gds/EK-Knives-A-Short-Introduction-/10000000002133047/g.html

lemaymiami
August 29, 2013, 08:58 AM
thanks 50.. my limited computer skills need all the assistance available....

Here's the thread I was referring to on the Ek knife...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=682745&highlight=ek+knife

22-rimfire
August 30, 2013, 09:55 PM
The EK Comando (bowie) was my very first "survival knife" around 1988. I chuckle now about that. Still have it and it still has not cut anything. It has "survived" in my pile of un-used knives.

50 Shooter
August 30, 2013, 10:25 PM
Yeah, I have my safe queens and my users. I still wouldn't give up one of my users as I value them as much as the ones I keep clean.

22-rimfire
August 30, 2013, 10:42 PM
I am not a fan of paracord wrapped handles in general. I find it to be a cheap non-durable replacement for real handles. Mine has the walnut handles which I don't think would be extremely comfortable using a lot.

Even back in the day, they weren't cheap knives. The current pricing linked above surprises me. I wouldn't pay that for one now with all the other choices available.

Piraticalbob
August 31, 2013, 08:58 AM
I am not a fan of paracord wrapped handles in general. I find it to be a cheap non-durable replacement for real handles. Mine has the walnut handles which I don't think would be extremely comfortable using a lot.

Even back in the day, they weren't cheap knives. The current pricing linked above surprises me. I wouldn't pay that for one now with all the other choices available.
The free market at work. Skilled labor here in the USA is costly. In China, not so much.

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