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Old February 21, 2014, 07:07 PM   #726
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hso: I wish I had one of the original "Silent Partner" to go along with this knife. The first versions of the "Silent Partner" are very rare and get into the triple $$$ figures when one comes up.

What I understand is the Ek family now owns the company again. They have all the original registration cards for these knives. I understand that they will "document" this knife for a fee if I return it to them. I don't know if its true or not but I further read that if they have the original registration card they will return it with the knife. I would really like to do that but there is not a single parcel service I would trust this knife to.

The knife, card and a "Silent Partner" would make a great shadow box display on the wall here in my study.

I've read the story you mentioned when he went before the War Production Board at this interesting web site. I believe it to be a true story.

http://www.ekknife.com/history.html

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Old February 22, 2014, 09:41 PM   #727
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What I understand is the Ek family now owns the company again
Nope

Robert Buerlein and some of the former Richmond Ek employees have owned the company since 1997. John Ek's son has nothing to do with them as I recall.
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Old February 23, 2014, 06:46 PM   #728
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The knife I,ve wanted for over 30 years, but something always got in the way.
A Randall made model 17 astro, they were first made for the Mercury astronauts,
There's a oval cut out in the center of the otherwise full tang, with matching cuts in the removable handles, for hooks line matchs, or such, the ones that actually went into space had a special coating to prevent sparks, but otherwise Stainless Steel .
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:18 AM   #729
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The Alphabeast, from BladerunnerS Systems


Here with it's distant cousin, the Bear Ops B400.


Two Mtech Twists, one in gunmetal gray, one raw, both dehorned.
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Old February 25, 2014, 07:19 PM   #730
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Built this little guy a couple days ago. 1/8" 1095 from Aldo. Full height convex.




Added extra wabi-sabi by jumping from 80 to 2000 grit for the finish.
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Old March 3, 2014, 03:17 PM   #731
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Epic Whoops.




Was whittling outside yesterday morning and left this wee #5 Opinel lying on the table.
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Old March 3, 2014, 08:19 PM   #732
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^Yikes!!! Is it rusted?
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Old March 3, 2014, 08:56 PM   #733
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Hardly a spec of rust. Presumably because it froze so quickly.

The grip did swell to the point that a pair of pliers was required to get it open. After a full day under the vent in the "warm" bathroom it is back to normal.
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Old March 10, 2014, 09:16 PM   #734
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Today's project.


It is Überr-slicey, full height convex with convex secondary.


Grind is pretty thin and I hit the quench at a bit of an angle (rookie mistake ) and got a bit of an edge wobble.
D'oh!
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Old March 12, 2014, 03:14 PM   #735
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Nice Sam! Much easier to sharpen with the chainsaw than a paperwheel eh?
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:17 PM   #736
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Chainsaw is good for getting that "toothy" edge that folks are always talking about.
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Old March 17, 2014, 10:14 PM   #737
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Wilkinson Dartmoor...




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Old March 18, 2014, 10:42 AM   #738
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Nicely done pics from two seasons, Mister Moon.
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Old March 18, 2014, 11:22 AM   #739
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Yes great Radagast...
An amazing place.
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Old March 20, 2014, 06:36 PM   #740
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Made this today:



Scales are paper micarta, left at 60 grit finish for texture. I think they kinda look like wet cardboard.

Asymmetrical left handed full height convex primary grind with scalloped spine, extra wide flat ground secondary and extra large choil to ease sharpening with sub-optimal gear or skill.
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Old March 20, 2014, 07:22 PM   #741
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Nice Sam! Really digging that one. What steel used?
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Old March 20, 2014, 07:32 PM   #742
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1095, 1/8" on the tang, thinner on the blade because of the grind height and scallop.

I made a twin to this knife with an opposite handed grind but it went all cattywumpus in the quench and came out looking like a twizzler despite my best efforts.
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Old March 27, 2014, 02:52 PM   #743
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This one is pretty interesting I think.



Same batch of 1095 as the previous one, right handed asymmetrical flat grind.

Blade finish is what I like to call "forgot to remove CLP before applying heat."




Incidentally, this is what "Natural" XX paper micarta looks like at 2000 grit.
It is a gloriously unattractive material.
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Old March 28, 2014, 07:31 PM   #744
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Utility knife.

1/8" 1084, symmetrical sabervex.

Used it to cut carpet for most of the day today.

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Old March 30, 2014, 02:41 AM   #745
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Here's a knife I just received this afternoon, made by a gentleman named Kevin Goss. I am most thoroughly impressed with this knife, to say the very least.



EDIT: Thanks, Sam, for resizing my photo. I need to work on that.
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Old March 31, 2014, 12:15 PM   #746
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Made these this month

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Old March 31, 2014, 12:50 PM   #747
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Old March 31, 2014, 08:26 PM   #748
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Here is the latest addition to my collection... a Boker Arbolito Caper

and a few of my others
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Old March 31, 2014, 08:52 PM   #749
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kieranklein,

Materials and methods?

Did you forge to shape and grind or start from billet? Pins look to be copper?
How are you getting the temper line?
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Old March 31, 2014, 09:01 PM   #750
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HSO,

I bought 1075 bar stock from Aldo and cut/ground to shape. I heat treated it with rutlands refractory cement for the temper line.
Materials used:
black paper micarta, green and black canvas micarta
copper corby bolts and 18ga copper sheet for the liners
1075 steel
quenched in mcmaster carr high speed quench. Which is like 1-1.5 seconds slower than parks 50
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