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A THR knife PICTURE thread?!?!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Yo Mama, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. Loosenock

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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

    'Loose
     
  2. hso

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    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.
     
  3. olderguns

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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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  4. jahwarrior

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    The Alphabeast, from BladerunnerS Systems
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    Here with it's distant cousin, the Bear Ops B400.
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    Two Mtech Twists, one in gunmetal gray, one raw, both dehorned.
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  5. Sam Cade

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    Built this little guy a couple days ago. 1/8" 1095 from Aldo. Full height convex.


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    Added extra wabi-sabi by jumping from 80 to 2000 grit for the finish.
     

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  6. Sam Cade

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    Epic Whoops. :eek:

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    Was whittling outside yesterday morning and left this wee #5 Opinel lying on the table.
     

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  7. Yo Mama

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    ^Yikes!!! Is it rusted?
     
  8. Sam Cade

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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.
     
  9. Sam Cade

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    Today's project.
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    It is Überr-slicey, full height convex with convex secondary.
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    Grind is pretty thin and I hit the quench at a bit of an angle (rookie mistake :eek:) and got a bit of an edge wobble.
    D'oh! :p
     

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  10. Yo Mama

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    Nice Sam! Much easier to sharpen with the chainsaw than a paperwheel eh? :)
     
  11. Sam Cade

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    Chainsaw is good for getting that "toothy" edge that folks are always talking about. ;)
     
  12. MISTER MOON

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    Wilkinson Dartmoor...

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  13. Radagast
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    Nicely done pics from two seasons, Mister Moon.
     
  14. MISTER MOON

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    Yes great Radagast...
    An amazing place.
     
  15. Sam Cade

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    Made this today:

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    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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  16. Yo Mama

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    Nice Sam! Really digging that one. What steel used?
     
  17. Sam Cade

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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. ;)
     
  18. Sam Cade

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    This one is pretty interesting I think.

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    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."
    :p



    Incidentally, this is what "Natural" XX paper micarta looks like at 2000 grit.
    It is a gloriously unattractive material. ;)
     

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  19. Sam Cade

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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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    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.

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    EDIT: Thanks, Sam, for resizing my photo. I need to work on that.
     

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  21. kieranklein

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    Made these this month

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  22. Sam Cade

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    That fighter is the hotness. :cool:
     
  23. Indigo22

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    Here is the latest addition to my collection... a Boker Arbolito Caper
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    and a few of my others
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  24. hso

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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?
     
  25. kieranklein

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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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