- Oct 26, 2018
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I have lots of Buck, Western, Schrade, Case, etc. Even an old Randall.
The Forged in Fire TV show got me hooked on knife making. Your Damascus blades look very nice!! While I won't ever try it, I enjoy hearing stories from those who do. So I'd be a reader of the sub-forum if it's created.
Personally, despite having a box full of quality brand knives I've accumulated over the decades (new to very old), my go-to knife for the last 30 years has been a no-name knife that was hanging at the Farm & Fleet checkout line when I was on my way to deer camp and realized I had left my Schrade at home. Best $2.99 I ever spent.
Years ago I picked up a very collectable sheath knife from a pawn shop in Anchorage. It had a 49 dollar price on it. I got it for 45 with the sheath and sharpening stone. I put it on my belt and continued shopping. Later in the day I spotted the same knife in another shop. No sheath and half the blade sharpened away. They had a 185 dollar price on it because it was 'very collectable' and a hard one to find. Made mine seem like a good deal. Still have it.
Nice! I'm saving up for a Loveless Nessmuk....I'll probably never get there LOL...:grin2:
I love blades and usually have 3 on me. Favorite do-everything knife is a Dozier Prof Guides knife. Favorite out of town blade is a Diebert Chopper. Used to stick hogs with a Chris Reeve Project One. Just gave a Steingass Black Thunder to a guy moving to HI who plans to stick some pigs. I like Fallkniven handles in winter. I love my 2Hawks warbeast tomahawk. Many others of varying makes and sizes. Waiting to get my pre-order Survive! 5.1 in magnacut soon and really looking forward to trying that steel out. Also waiting to receive a Bark River Crusader in 3v. Wish I had not gotten rid of a Jason Knight Bowie- it was just too nice to use! Can never have too many blades and I still have some from my childhood.
My go to is a old Buffalo Skinner, solingen. Forget the name at the moment. Stout, not to big but big enough to pop moose joints and good skinning knife.
Another pawn shop win. I saw 2 Buck 119's in the display case. One with the black handle, the other was stag. I bought the black one for 19 dollars and the stag for 24. Both were like new. The stag was worth a couple hundred back then.
Schlieper and Wingen are probably the most notable of the Buffalo Skinners from Solingen, but it became so popular that everybody started making them. We have two in the shop right now that we are refurbishing.
There were a number of companies that made that style using Solingen steel, I think mine is a SECO, Edge mark comes to mind as well, I think they were a little thinner and not as good as the SECO and more common. I like this knife largely due to the style of the guard, as it is not a full tang handle and the guard does not extend above the blade/handle on top. This way the top of the blade is serrated and the allows you to put some pressure on the blade with your thumb. Personal preference I am sure. I bought a Puma as a backup and the guard on that is in the way, good blade but poor design... IMO
I love it when that happens, pawn shop gems.