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Bose Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by VCM3, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. sierracharlie

    sierracharlie Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Aug 20, 2008
    https://blademag.com/blade-show/tony-bose-mel-pardue-inducted-to-blade-magazine-cutlery-hall-of-fame


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    When Tony Bose first started building knives, he asked a maker to share a knife pattern with him. When the maker refused, Tony decided that whenever anyone asked him for a pattern he would give it to him, and he always has, sending patterns all over the world.

    Few have done more in mentoring and teaching their fellow makers through instruction and by example than Tony, who is perhaps the world’s best-known contemporary custom maker of traditional slip joints. It’s never been his mission to simply make knives. Instead, he aspires to “bring knives back from the dead.”


    His love of knifemaking began in 1972, when he made his first custom fixed blade from an industrial hack-saw blade. As he put it, “I’ve been trying to make a knife that I’m completely happy with ever since. It hasn’t happened yet.”

    He worked for years perfecting his skills before pursuing a full-time custom knifemaking career in 1990. His impact was quickly felt when he won Best Folder at the 1994 East Coast Custom Knife Show and also at the 1995 BLADE Show.

    [​IMG]In 1998, Tony began working as a custom collaborator with Case. Since 1999, among the knives he has designed for Case are collaborations of vintage patterns made in limited quantities on an annual basis. One such offering was the Arkansas Hunter, winner of the BLADE Magazine 2008 Collaboration of the Year.

    Tony’s a crowd favorite at Case consumer events, knife shows and swap meets across the country, and he willingly shares his techniques with other makers to keep the art of making traditional knives alive for future generations. He’s also taught classes on knives and knifemaking at BLADE University during the BLADE Show, and for many years made and donated knives for silent auctions at BLADE Shows to raise money for the old National Knife Collectors Association.

    This past year, Tony was awarded the fourth annual Aldo and Edda Lorenzi Award at the BLADE Show for his many contributions as a mentor to knifemakers worldwide.

    Tony Bose and Mel Pardue are the latest inductees into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame®. The two living legends of the custom knife industry were voted in by sitting members of the Hall Of Fame, and will be formally inducted at the BLADE Magazine Awards reception during the BLADE Show June 7-9 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.
     
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  2. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Thank you for posting that Skip. Tony is indeed a living legend. His impact on the knife world will be felt long after he leaves this earth. It is a true honor to know Tony and own his work. Here is a pic of 2 knives that belong next to each other. Arguably (not really) the 2 most iconic knife makers of all time.

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  3. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Here's a thread dedicated to the induction of the Ol' Dog into the hall of fame.
     
  4. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
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  5. dcpritch

    dcpritch Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 28, 2018
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  6. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Thank you for posting that Mike. Great reading about Tony and all the other hall of famers
     
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  7. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
    Thank you JB. They most certainly are. I’m absolutely honored to be their steward until they are passed along to my son
     
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  8. toppygray82

    toppygray82 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 12, 2014
    Anybody going to blade and lucky enough to score a bose knife pleaae share pictures of knives or tonys table.
     
  9. sierracharlie

    sierracharlie Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Aug 20, 2008
    I am not at the Blade Show but I am thinking of you guys. Check this out.

    Number "0". Tony Bose 4" W/T in 440V. Orange fibermascus courtesy of John Hanlon.

    You don't see many of these.

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  10. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
    I didn’t take any pics of the Bose knives at Blade, only video. I will say that they were all drool worthy (that goes without saying). Tony picked some incredible stag to use.
     
  11. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 1, 2017
    Were they all sold out?
     
  12. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
    All of Tony’s knives are sold by lottery drawing. He had 10 knives.
     
  13. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I hope we see some from Blade!
     
  14. toppygray82

    toppygray82 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 12, 2014
    It would be nice to see his knives
     
  15. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I've met Mr Tony twice and can vouch for his honest gentlemannsss. (Is that a word?). My buddy is a budding knife maker and Tony spent time helping him by checking out his knife. He is genuinely excited to see other makers work and compliment them and just talk knives. Unfortunately, I didn't get drawn to buy one at blade though. Guess I gotta go back next year. Lol.
     
  16. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
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  17. Lhpanther

    Lhpanther Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 2, 2014
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  18. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Yeah missing the big stockman, you missed the best one! That two blade sway back was just stunning also.
     
  19. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    @Lhpanther Those are some amazing knives. The last clip point is superb.
     
  20. navin74

    navin74

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    Mar 27, 2012
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    Here is Tony's Stockman and the collaboration knives he did with Ken Onion. Premium is a great way to describe not only the stockman but all the knives on Tony's table.
    Thank you for posting the others Rob! Good to see you again.
    Nathan
     
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