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What if I thought stag handles were ugly?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Eleven Mike, Jun 17, 2008.

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  1. Eleven Mike

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    Would that make me a bad person?
     
  2. Jason_G

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    Well, let's just say it's a good thing you didn't officially say it. ;)

    Jason
     
  3. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    No.

    It'd save you some $$$ though, likely. Stag's got awful pricey lately.

    lpl/nc
     
  4. JTW Jr.

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    beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

    I like it the way it looks , however for a user ( which all of mine are ) give me something that wont shrink , crack or change due to climate.
     
  5. bikerdoc

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    nope,
    use what you like -just keep it sharp and clean
     
  6. 50 Shooter

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    You wouldn't be alone. ;)
     
  7. Geronimo45

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    Others, theoretically, could share your thoughts. Some might be located in a state adjacent to the Mexican border...
     
  8. hso

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    Bad, as in evil? Well, no, not necessarily. :p


    In the ranking of attractive knife handle material I don't rank stag in the top 10. What with ivory and oosik and various wood and burls there are plenty of materials I find more attractive. But it is in the top 20 for me personally.;)

    Of course there are all sorts of "stag" used on knife handles with some being prettier than others.
     
  9. Okiecruffler

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    Well, maybe not a bad person, but I wouldn't want you to set me up on a blind date with any girl you thought was attractive.:D
     
  10. Dksimon

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    if you said that then i would second your statement. I dont much care for the look of it either
     
  11. Eleven Mike

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    On a more positive note, I really like desert ironwood.
     
  12. CWL

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    While I also like desert ironwood, I do think you are a bad person. ;)

    Depending on what it's on, stag is a beautiful way to personalize knives and guns.
     
  13. Rupestris

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    I'm with you Eleven Mike. Stag handles are hideous...

    Unless they are in slip joint folders...

    or fixed blades with polished blades...

    or small camp hatchets...

    or...

    :neener:

    Truth be told, I could take 'em or leave 'em. I only have one knife with stag slabs. Makes for a heavier knife than some of the modern materials but all in all, I'm not a slab snob. If it feels good in the hand and is up to the task at hand I don't care if its Micarta, Stag, CF, or some state of the art composite, the blade is the heart of it all.

    Chris
     
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    Yes. Yes, it would make you a bad person. A person who would say something like that probably also stomps a puppy to death every morning before breakfast. Happily, though, you didn't actually make such a reprehensible statement.
     
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    I have had thoughts that things were ugly myself !!!!!!
    I hope this is not spreading.
     
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    Speaking as one who just bought a Case Copper Lock with Indian Red Stag handles, I think they're kind of cool looking. :) That being said, my carry blade is a Sodbuster Jr. with black Micarta handles.
     
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    In all seriousness, I think preferences change as one ages.

    20 years ago, if it wasn't 'tactical' black, I didn't like it. I'd never buy a knife unless it was dressed in only black, and I went out of the way to remove wood grips from pistols to replace them with black plastic or rubber.

    Over the years (decades), I have come to respect to beauty of natural materials like wood, horns and bone to decorate & personalize the items I collect & carry.

    Have I gotten rid of my older stuff? Nope, I've just increased my collection.
     
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    I tend to look at the whole package. Sometimes it fits, others it does not.
     
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    BLASPHEMER!!!:what:
     
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    OK, that top one's kind of nice. :) Cougfan, that red stag sounds nice. Got a picture?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Red stag is awesome! But since you like Ironwood here's a Landshark I'm just finishing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    OMG, Don! That is just about the perfect knife. What blade length is it?

    Oh, hey Mounted, I think most stag handles are ugly, too.

    J
     
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    Beautiful knife, Don. The ironwood's great.

    I've held a lot of stag handled knives that just weren't that comfortable for me to use. I think that looks OK, but I'd rather have something else.

    The folks who really like it can be happy that I'm not driving the price up.
     
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    It's a 3 3/4" blade, 8 3/4" overall length. That's my flagship hunter, the Landshark. :) Every design I came up with kept looking just like a Loveless - not a bad thing but I don't want to copy anyone. Finally I came up with my own shape but the blade shape is still pure Loveless.

    I just happen to have a Green Canvas Micarta one with no home. :( LOL
     
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