So here's a quiz (to which I don't know all the answers):
What steel is referenced by each of Ken's numbers?
3. CPM154 (per Jsega51's post above)
6. D2 (on the micarta handled model I own)
7. _____ (on Charlie's stag model above)
Thanks, my axe collection hits a peak every year during maple syrup season because during boils I like to restore and rehaft axes I've accumulated during the year. The number diminishes over the summer and fall when I give them away to friends and family. The ones you see on the new half bell...
I was inspired by this thread and made an axe bell for myself, actually a half-bell.
I went to a local fleet supply store and asked in the back if they had any empty wire spools - we found one and they gave it to me for free. Using it as a basis for the bell, I took the spool apart and cut one...
Haha, well, I'm carrying it, as I do just about every knife I have, but I'm not actually slaughtering a pig, skinning a beaver, sharpening it on a nearby piece of basalt, or any other thousand things I do with rough treatment knives.
I didn’t used to like jigged bone of any type because the patterns didn’t seem right to me - the modern machine made jigging always seemed fake and contrived in my eyes. But then I discovered old (80+ years old) vintage jigged bone. I have learned to love the random jigging of these older...
Comment from the buyer of No. 2: "I received the knife yesterday and you were right, it is a very special knife❤️." These Sowell linerlocks are thin, balanced, spectacular and an incredible value. I've reduced the price on No. 1, won't go lower. Thanks, DAVID
1. Mike Zscherny Stag Barlow. Fantastic stag in a flawlessly executed Barlow. This knife has never been carried or sharpened and is in new condition. It is 6” long opened, 3-1/2” closed, with a 2-1/2" CPM 154 blade (2-1/4" cutting edge) that sports a hand cut fuller and the maker's...
Here are two very nice mammoth handled folders, a Lanny's Clip by Texan Bill Ruple and a lockback by Keith R. Johnson, a Minnesotan, with engraving by Mississippi's own Joe Mason. Both knives are entirely sole authorship by these esteemed makers and the quality is evident in every detail.