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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Mk-211, May 22, 2020.

  1. Mk-211

    Mk-211 Member

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    For almost 30 years! I've always wanted one, the look just makes it badass!

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  2. hso

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    Great find!

    I've had one for nearly 20. I just have to find it. ;)
     
  3. Mk-211

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    This will give you a reason to dig it out. Now all I need is it's brother, the Zambezi.
     
  4. JShirley

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    Good handle shape.
     
  5. bikerdoc

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    Thanks he said sarcastically, :D I only have one tanto folder, now I need a fixed blade!:cuss:
     
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    I likes me a good Tanto. Nice!
     
  7. hso

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    They did a folder with that blade (different grip, though).
     
  8. jmr40

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    Nice looking knife, but I'm not familiar with it and cannot make out the lettering on the blade. A little background info would be nice.
     
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  9. Mk-211

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    Thanks. I've heard of Timberline knives and had a folder by that name years ago. I assume it is the same people.
     
  11. HiDive

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    Hang on here. The original Timberline Knife company in Colorado is not the same as the Timberline that made the Specwar and and the other factory produced models under that name. Timberline custom knives in Colorado was comprised of three knifemakers Vaughn Neeley (who still makes most of their old patterns), Bill Sanders (who makes some of the patterns with minor changes) and John Hardenbrook, who passed away years ago. These custom knives were very, very nice pieces, and I have owned a few and still have a few. The factory company carried the same name and they made the Specwar along with quite a few other folders and fixed blades that have nothing to do with the original custom shop. Ernest Emerson designed the Specwar. The earlier models had a really nice DLC coating which did not look quite as good a few years later by the late 1990's.

    Here are a couple of the knives made by Timberline Custom, Bill Sanders and Vaughn Neely.
    This tanto was a Vaughn Neely model of the original Timberline pattern. It is identical to the original Timberline.
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    The top knife is an original Timberline while the bottom is made by Bill Sanders, notice the difference in the shape of the fingerguards.
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  12. Borsalino

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    That's a really cool knife.
     
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  13. Mk-211

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    HiDive, thanks for the info. I like those other knives made by Neely and Sanders.

    I've seen them for sale before and like the Specwar, they're not cheap. You posted two of the others knives that someday, I would like to own.
     
  14. hso

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    And to expand on HiDive's information, Timberline of NY went bankrupt a couple of years ago and they and Gatco were bought by two other companies (Timberline was bought by Bear & Sons).
     
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    Bear and Son advertises Gatco sharpening tools, so may have purchased both. I knew little about Bear and Son, so did a little checking and found a bit of history. https://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/13407854450sazyw612wr I remember Parker Edwards wares in Smoky Mountain Knife Works catalogs of long ago. It is interesting, however, that the US made materials "down to the tiniest screw" include Damascus blades and cocobola handles. :D
     
  16. Mk-211

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    That's what I like about this board, lots of info on knives. Glad I posted it here and got the great replies.:thumbup:
     
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