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Your *prettiest* to look at knives?.... Copying a great thread found elsewhere!

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  1. pitfighter

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    My 1943 John Ek model 2 commando dagger.
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    If you don't agree, don't worry, the less of us who know about these the better.
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  2. Mk-211

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    Pitfighter,
    Shhh, don't let the secret out.

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  4. ApacheCoTodd

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    Both nice but that large one is a stunner. Does it have a complimentary sheath?

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  5. Speedo66

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    Got this many years ago at the N.Y. Knife Show directly from Mr. Klotzli. Made in Switzerland, polished carbon fiber and titanium with the exception of the blade. Extremely light weight.
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  7. ApacheCoTodd

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    .These two Buck 110 & Case xx


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  9. bannockburn

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    Mk-211

    Well it's not going to stay a secret much longer if we keep posting photos of Ek knives...
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    Another one of my favorite Al Mar Knives that was well designed and built like the proverbial brick house! Just love the overall look and heft of this folder!
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  11. Shanghai McCoy

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    I would hope that anybody who frequents the knife forum here probably knows about EK knifes. o_O
    If they don't this will educate them about a classic WW2 fighting knife that has a great story behind it. :thumbup:
     
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  15. Mk-211

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    Bannockburn, yeah I'm pretty sure that most people that like knives know about EK knives.

    Just a little joking around as I figured guys here know about them. It seems like I buy them to fix them up, hate to see them in poor condition.

    To bad that they've been sold a couple times, I like Ka-Bar Knives but I think that they've changed the design to much from the original. Even Blackjack knives changed the original design but it still held close to what they were. Who knows, maybe they'll get nostalgic and make some close to the original design.
     
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    Agreed!

    This is their "close" to the original.

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  17. ApacheCoTodd

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    Having put up my F/S as prettiest (dagger) it seems only right looking at other knives today to be fair to some of my others by categorizing.

    Playing with my Robert Parrish Massasauga - it would be a shame to not credit it as my prettiest sport knife.

    It's something of a monster and I used it more for sporting than as a field knife in the Army - other than *Bar-B-Que* purposes. Bar-B-Que knives, like handguns gain great cache amongst folk of Middle Eastern/Southwest Asian bloods. For that purpose, I polished the steel and then after retiring, I bead blasted it again.

    It has my all-time favorite blade profile and the arch and swell of the spine and handle are the finest of eye-candy for me. Then, to handle and enjoy the balance and tactile interaction is a whole separate joy. T

    Too, Mr Parrish always understood the value of a quality sheath. He would later offer kydex and nylon but the lac of soul in those is a joy-killing thing.

    Todd.
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  18. Mk-211

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    Not quite as nice as some of the other folders that have been posted.

    I bugged the builder about doing a run of folders and the fact that I would take the first one... Blade is Elmax, scales are carbon fiber, bearings are so smooth that I can open it just by flicking the body.

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  19. Madcap_Magician

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    These three are tops for me right now.

    L-R: Vehement Knives Tunnel Rat, polished green micarta Moran-style handle, brass guard, satin "Tigerlypse" finish blade in CPM3V; Vehement Knives Tunnel Bat, brown stacked leather handle, darkwash hex pommel and brass double guard, darkwash blade in CPM3V; Dan Tope Knives Kukri, really lovely dark desert ironwood, brass hardware, satin CPM3V blade.

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  20. pitfighter

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    Here's the thing about the EK knives, the magic (for me) of the Ek is possessed in the WW2 variants.
    The trouble and great lengths that he went to get the high quality metal - an incredible endeavor at the time.
    The choice of workers he had making the knives.
    The lengths he went to to make sure that only servicemen got the knives, they were not for the general public, he required a copy of your military ID and kept them all on file.
    It is a miniature saga, and well worth reading up on.
    The post war Ek's and the many modern variants are all fine, but, like post-war Fairbairn Sykes daggers, they just don't do it for me at all.
    I don't collect historical replicas, in fact I'm more drawn to a salty blade than an unused one.
    This is absolutely a subjective point of view and I expect and respect differing opinions.

    But this is sort of why the beat up old Ek, in a beat up old M6 scabbard is my fav.

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  21. Ole Joe Clark

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    My Buck 501, or 505, or my wife's 501.

    Have a blessed day,

    Leon

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  22. Trunk Monkey

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    It's more the set that makes this the prettiest knife that I own. Especially when it's sitting on top of that crunchy peanut butter jar.

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  23. ApacheCoTodd

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    I made this about 15 years ago. Don't have it anymore or any better pictures, but I have always really liked the lines. Maybe one of these days I will make another one. Iraq2.jpg Iraq3.jpg
     
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  25. ApacheCoTodd

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    Greed, great lines.

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