Off Topic Is Kerry Hampton still making knives?

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by HOKIE_FAN, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. HOKIE_FAN

    HOKIE_FAN

    Aug 7, 2010
    I came across a Kerry Hampton made Elephant ivory golf divot tool the other day. I think he made 12 of these around 2012 or so. I had forgotten I had it. This got me thinking that I haven't seen any new knives in a while. I have mostly been in the modern folder sub forum for a while. I remember he worked with Tony and took a majority of his pics.
     
  2. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The last post I see on this site from Kerry, @KnifeHead was in January of this year. That's all I can offer.
     
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  3. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I recently inquired and the answer is "no".

    It's not as if he will never make them again....but at the moment he is not taking orders and is not sure if/when he will start up again.

    But I know he is at least considering it.....only time will tell
     
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  4. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    I think at this point Kerry is best thought of as a hobbyist knife maker. An extremely expert and skilled one, but a hobbyist nonetheless.

    Kerry makes an excellent knife.

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  5. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    If he starts up again, he'll have an appreciative audience that's for sure.

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  6. HOKIE_FAN

    HOKIE_FAN

    Aug 7, 2010
    Thats for sure! He's very talented and makes beautiful knives.
     
  7. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Will that swedge is amazing!
     
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  8. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Haven't seen you post that before Will. It deserves to be seen more often. Superb!
     
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  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    @Ernie1980 @joeradza Thanks gents :thumbsup: I do carry it quite bit but it's a tricky knife to photograph with my limited skills and eyesight.

    Kerry was a very amusing, individual, controversial and informative voice on the Forum and that's missed too. (by me at least;)).

    Whatever his reasons for stopping making knives, he stopped at the top of his game and that's admirable. Hope he does some more though.:cool:
     

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