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Old Today, 12:29 PM   #1
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A pair of "mammoth" knives from Dan Smith.

I purchased a pair of really nice Dan Smith "mammoth" knives this past weekend at a Pheasants Forever banquet here in Montana. I've never heard of Dan Smith but he's a local knife maker here in NW Montana. The mammoth tusk (top) and mammoth tooth (bottom) handled knives were so nice that I had to bid on them. I probably overpaid a little but it was for a good cause and the knives should last a lifetime, and maybe another five thousand years or so! One of the things I really like about them is that they look vintage. The blades (154CM on the tooth handled knife supposedly) have some minor pitting and the finish looks "old". Overall these are very nice knives and it's amazing to hold a knife with a handle that is at least 4,000 years old and probably a lot older than that.

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Those are incredible looking knives!
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What pitting?
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Yeah, they do look great...I don't see the pitting, either.
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Old Today, 03:29 PM   #5
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Both knives look phenomenal! I also don't see any evidence of pitting or of the finish looking old (not sure what that means unless your referring to the mammoth tusk and/or tooth).
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Valkman, my thoughts exactly so good to see that I'm not imagining it!

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What pitting?
The photos (low resolution) below show what I'm describing as "pitting". Look on the blade near the hilt and extending forward across the top and you'll see little pinholes that I would call pitting. I'm far from being an expert on knife making so I don't know if the steel comes with pits or imperfections on the surface. Perhaps Dan wanted a "vintage" look. Regardless, the blades remind me of vintage knives that frequently have pitting on them and I think it's cool. I did send an email to Dan to ask about the steel since one knife had a card with it mentioning 154CM but his website lists knives with 1095 and 440C steels. I will add that I'm very pleased with the knives and this is more of a fact finding mission than a bash fest. I want to know if I need to do anything special with the blades since my gf is planning on using one or both for hunting.





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