Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by ROSANGHAL, Jan 22, 2003.
Thought I'd share some of these pieces of sharp looking candy.
Here's another one.
A different threesome
Thanks for letting me share,
Please feel free to share your stuff....
Nice blades. What are the non-Emersons?
Are those Sjamboks in teh background of the first photo? Who did the cording jobs and what material are the ones on the left?
Whoa! Nice. How about putting a 1911 in the middle of that triangle.
Are those all your Brends??? Wow!
I agree, throw a 1911, preferably your D&L, in the middle of some Brends.
Sorry I didn't take any kind of those pics today. But how about this one?......... It's almost a triangle
CWL, the non Emersons are Walter Brends creations. The first two pics of the persian style blade is his Model 5 and the first threesome are his Model 2s. The 2s are made in three different types of steel. One being ATS-34, the other in D2 and the bottom one is in 3V.
The Sticks you see in the first pic and the pic in this post are called F-Stix. Their made by a buddy of mine who is making some pretty cool tools. He's working on a website now but it's still incomplete but it's partially up. It can be seen here http://www.toxictoys.net but it still doesn't have pics of some of the products he offers. His name is Eric Blair.
The F-Stix are being bought up by a lot of people who train in Fillipino Kali or Escrima. He makes them in different material. The ones pictured are made of some kind of moly and are super durable and the lightest model he makes. They come in a very cool looking black and grey, carbon fiber looking pattern. He did happen to get some in all black (the ones in the same picture on the right side) which were pretty cool too.
He also makes them in G-10 which are slightly heavier and come in a lime green color and are super durable and makes tooth picks out of regular rattan sticks.
His newest version are made out of Kevlar and come in a dulled yellow color. Although he told me he was trying to see if he can get it in darker colors and was hoping for black. These are slightly heavier than the moly sticks but almost to the point that you couldn't tell. When I hit my Spar-pro dummy with it I can definitely feel a more solid hit with these F-Stix compared to my rattan.
He has begun to make hiking sticks out of the material as well and has made some other pretty interesting non-metallic blades out of carbon fiber and other sturdy material.
He also is making steel versions of his non-mettalic blades and also offers them in titanium. If you're interested in any of his work you can see some of his stuff being sold at http://www.tadgear.com or http://www.bladeart.com . His steel and titanium blades will start trickling out to Bladeart and TAD as soon as he gets them completed.
I'm slated to recieve a titanium version of, what's called his Fatal Feather which can be seen in the pic below. It's the carbon fiber blade resting on top of the F-Stix. The pic below contains a lot of stuff he was using when he first started making the tools but started working with different material. One of them can be seen in the pic. It's the small black glass looking blade which is actually made out of lexan. He was working with it and found out that there was other material out there that was more sturdy for the use it was intended for.
He now only sells the non-metallic bladed tools to law enforcement personnel.
The D&L hmmmmm. I'll see what pics I can take tommorrow sometime, but I don't wanna flood this whole thread with my stuff (although it seems I already have ) I was hoping to see what other bladed eye candy people could offer to this thread also.
For your amusment I thought I'd throw in this pic.
It's of me beating up on a guy with no arms and legs with the G-10 F-Stixs
NICE! , very NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ross, I'm jealous (no joke)! I've known Walter for years and your collection looks like a display for his work.
For those of you that don't know, Walter Brend is one of the most sought after knife makers around. He lives near Ft. Bragg and has been making combat knives based on the input from the boys in green for years. While other makers may say that their knives have been "tested in battle" Walter has literally had hundreds of his knives go to war and come home again to contribute to the evolution of his craft. Add to that he's a hunter and former meat cutter (i.e. he knows what cuts flesh and hide) and you get some very effective knives.
You may have seen his disigns for Boker and Microtec as well. In Boker's case he designed knives. For MT he not only designed, but actually ground blades. MT's ground by Walter demand very high prices. A fellow I know got the only MT proto of their last out the front that Walter ground from Walter and the thing carries a heft price since it's the last thing Walter did, or will ever do, for MT.
Ross, incase I;ve never told you on USN You SUck!
(No one get your jockey's in a jumble, sucking is a good thing, and telling someone that is a compliment not an insult.)
Thats a sweet bunch of knives, verrry sweet.
Thanks for the words guys,
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You know, I wouldn't have taken it as an insult b/c I see it said to others so often on the other board that I see those words and figure it's a compliment. I almost forgot that since we're not on that board that your little explanation would help from getting things too heated in here
Anybody else got any blades they'd like to share to our viewing audience?
Not yet as I'm rebuilding my collection. Currently, I only have a Polkowski CQ. Just bought a second hand RJ Martin Mayhem - schwing. I've got a Russ Andrews Bowie on order with amboyna burl handles and my ADV/Pirela Folder will soon be back from an overhaul. To top it off: My Corkum Kozuka with specially ordered finger groove might be here tomorrow and my daily cutting chores will be done with a Camillus Talonite EDC. I'm a dick. I'll post a family shot when they're all home - hopefully within a few weeks.
Real nice 1911 up there, Ross, not to mention the best knives in the world.
Ken Onion folder & P7M8.
PC-13, Performance Center-tuned 640 with carry comp barrel and Ahrend's stocks, Walter Brend/Whitewolf auto and Robbie Dalton "Scorpion" auto...
I got to meet Mr. Polkowski and Martin at Timonium and took some pics of their work. I'll post them here. They've got some cool blades too.
I own some Pirela collaboration pieces and that man has some brilliant designs in his head. I'd keep an eye on him for some of his newer creations that, hopefully, will be coming out soon. Well.......hopefully not too soon because my bank account needs to recover from some of the purchases
That is a sweet Ken Onion blade!!! I've seen a ton of pics but only got to handle one. His blades are definitely on my "Want list".
Thanks for sharing.
Here is some of the blades that RJ Martin had at the last knife show I attended.
Here's one of the Polkowski blades I took a pic of.
We can't forget about this guy. Another one a lot of people consider to be a master at this craft, which he is, Kit Carson.
PS I apologize for the crappy pic. I got to learn to take better ones to do these blades any justice:banghead:
Sweet blades ROS. Bet they set you back a nice bit too.
Tamara looks like she's got a good start on a collection also.
Apologies for the bad picture quality...
Greco Recon I, Corkum Shobu, Greco Whisper, Fowler Fatboy Tanto, and a Boker/Bud Nealy MCS.
Nice blades everyone! Thanks for the pics. I'm feeling kinda left out...maybe it's time to invest in a nice knife
The "infamous" Outsider. My own design, made by Harald Moeller in BC Canada. I sent him blueprints, he sent back plexiglas mockups, I modified one of those and sent that back. Blade length is 9.5" as measured from the lower guard to the outermost (stabbing) tip.
It was an attempt to get hooking/smashing power like a Khukuri yet retain stabbing ability, and have interesting blocking capabilities.
One potent sucker . Totally unique, too .
Sheathing was also unique, a "side roll" type done by Scott Evans at Edgeworks Tactical:
Example of the blueprints, this one showing the sheath concept before Scott even saw the knife:
Very nice pics guys and awesome design Jim. Those Blair stix are very cool but I'm not sure if you would be able to stickfight with them like the Dog Brothers do... would be too crippling.
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