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Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Gossman Knives, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    BF member frc505 asked me to make him a 5" blade Polaris made from S7 steel. It has black canvas micarta and white liners.
    Scott

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  2. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Scott,

    Thanks so much for this ! Cant wait for it to come
    Home ! And for me to start using it as a 12 foot
    Apricot tree i cut down about two weeks ago !
    That this polaris should make short work of !
    By the way i sent another paypal your way let
    Me know if you got it !

    Frank
     
  3. frc505, I saw your knife yesterday. Looked pretty good, it will rock with a 5" blade.
     
  4. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Thanks SHS !


    Frank
     
  5. middleagedmutan

    middleagedmutan

    137
    Jun 12, 2011
    That is a nice one Scott, love the WTK you made me using the hell out of it.
     
  6. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    That's great to hear. :thumbup:
    Scott
     
  7. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Im so happy that this blade finally gets to come home ! I cant wait to start using it... It will be backed up By my psk !

    Frank
     
  8. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Finally got the polaris today in the mail !
    Cant wait to work it out ! hopefully i'll get
    To go to the sandia's (mountains) this
    Weekend and see what I can do.with this
    Knife ! So far just handling it I know I won't
    Be disappointed ! I just want to thank scott
    Again as always his craftmenship is top notch !
    as well as his customer service ...

    Frank
     
  9. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Thank you & enjoy! Let me know how you like S7. So far I really like the steel alot.
    Scott
     
  10. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Will do scott any suggestions as to what to do
    To put it through its paces ? Besides whittling
    Feather sticks etc ! I'd like to see how it does
    On game prep ! But That will to wait til later
    In the year ... Scott have you tried to prep any
    Game You've taken with S7 ?

    Frank
     
  11. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Do some batoning on small rounds that the blade length can handle. Make a one stick fire, always a fun skill to do. I haven't used it yet for game prep. Hopefully this fall.
    Scott
     
  12. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Got it !

    Frank
     
  13. I need to try out all of my fixed blades making one stick fires this weekend. My Polaris and mini Kephart should do pretty well.
     
  14. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Hey all,

    So ive done some lite chore duty with My polaris !
    You know cut cords,bags,some food prep and so
    Far the blade is still sharp and not a Mark On it
    So This sunday i want to baton some Of That
    Apricot tree i have out back and do some other
    Odd jobs with it !... Imo i think its one Of the best
    Bushcraft/backpacking/woods buming knives
    There is ! And so far im really liking the S7 steel
    Its made Of as well as That extra inch i believe
    That extra inch is a great upgrade to an already
    Awesome knife ! Everyone have a good weekend

    Frank
     
  15. bigcountry1315

    bigcountry1315

    Aug 3, 2009
    I really like the Polaris with the 5 inch blade.Scott superior craftsmanship as always.FRC505 you will have to post some pics of you using it on a big 6 x 6 elk this fall!
     
  16. Andster2

    Andster2

    262
    Feb 18, 2007
    Lets see some action pics! I recently had a chance to handle a regular size Polaris that belongs to SHS. Wow, what a knife. The handle fills your hand, dare I say...perfectly.
     
  17. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Bigcountry,

    Ive been think Of entering the draw This but i need a
    Rifle and a big boar tusker first for the rifle im thinking
    Either a winchester model 70 or a remington 700 as
    For caliber i think 30-06 is good for most anything here
    in new mexico including elk and a bb tusker to split the
    Bones as My polaris may not be hefty enough to do so
    What do you guys thinks ?... Action pics to come as soon
    As i convince the wife to let me use the camera !

    Frank
     
  18. bigcountry1315

    bigcountry1315

    Aug 3, 2009
    Frank you are absolutely correct about the 30/06.It is a great all around caliber.You can use the 150 grain bullets for pronghorn and mule deer and jump up to the 180 grain bullets for elk.I have an 8 inch BBT that I have used for completely gutting,skinning and quartering whitetail deer.Elk bone is some of the toughest bone there is.I would opt out for a saw for splitting an elks pelvis.Just my 2 cents.I use a boning saw to cut through the back bone and take both hind quarters off that away then cut at the top of the neck and bring in the rib cage and neck.The front shoulders I peel both off with my knife.Dam I have till October and I am fired up for shooting some deer with my bow.
     
  19. frc505

    frc505

    684
    Jun 12, 2010
    Hey all,

    Well I finally took some pics but cant post them
    Ill see if I can send them to Scott so he can post
    Them for me ? Anywho I chopped some apricot
    Tree limbs as well as pry'd some of the bark off the
    Stump ! Chopped down some type of plant I
    Dont know the name of but my polaris made
    Very short work of it then cleaned it up and I
    Sliced some apples for the kiddo's !

    Frank

    Ps. Bigcountry, my Brother in law has a couple
    Of long bows and ive been practicing with one
    Im getting pretty good to I can almost hit the
    side of a barn ! Lol what arrow heads do you use
    On deer ? On a side note I May try my hand hunting
    Hogs with my ruger redhawk in .44 magnum !
     
  20. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Thanks awesome Frank. Keep us posted on the S7.
    Scott
     

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