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Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Blues, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    After the rendezvous I thought the same, but it was an offer I couldn't refuse!! Luckily I was able to move 5 knives in time to fund it. thanks for passing on that Charlie, my collection appreciates it!
     
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  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ken is not making knives right now, making that a rare bird, Jack!!
     
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  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    This might be on the same pattern!! ~ 4 1/8"??
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  4. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    whoa!!!! that is niceeeeeee, it reminds me so much of the 2014 bladeforums or vice versa which ever came first. there is just something about that shield that i couldnt let go. thanks for sharing Charlie! I have to say the grind on your swedge is much nicer :eek::eek::eek:
     
  5. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Is your knife 4 1/8" approximately, Jack?

    I don't recall buying that knife directly from Ken, but I can't remember who I got it from!! I need a secretary!!
     
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  6. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    just about Charlie a smidge more maybe. its about the hunt!
     
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  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
  8. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    No worries, Charlie, and thanks for the compliment on the knife.

    Most important of all by far is that Ken is a dear and valued friend.
     
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  9. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I know Ken has taken a hiatus from knifemaking. I have been perusing this thread, despite some missing (PB) pictures, and fervently hope Ken comes back to cutlery. There is quite a body of exquisite work here!!
    I hope life is treating you well, Ken!!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Me too. Ken was my favorite slipjoint maker.
     
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  11. ken erickson

    ken erickson

    Aug 27, 2004
    I wanted to let everyone know that has followed my work just how much I 110% percent appreciate the well wishes and thoughts.
    life has a way of throwing curve balls at times and I am blessed to be able to work thru them.
    Again, thanks for following my work , purchasing my work, but most of all for the true concern my "knife Family" has shown me.
    Ken
     
  12. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Great to see you Ken, and thanks for the update!
     
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  13. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Thanks for updating us Ken. Keep up the fight.
     
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  14. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    It's the sliders you gotta watch out for. Hang in there brother.
     
  15. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    Good to see you Ken, sending positive thoughts your way my friend.
     
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  16. navin74

    navin74

    357
    Mar 27, 2012
    Hello Ken! It is nice to see you here again! Please take care.
    Nathan
     
  17. jivedaddy

    jivedaddy

    898
    Dec 20, 2002
    Great to hear from you again Ken! Hang in there.
     
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  18. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    910
    Dec 19, 2016
    @ken erickson @Blues @waynorth @Chief @kamagong @mrknife @VCM3@Txjohn @Peregrin@Gevonovich @Will Power @black mamba@Ryouchijtx @wlfryjr @Bastid @John L I hope all of you do not mind being pinged, but I have noticed that each of you highly regard Ken and his work. Since this thread is not very active, I wanted to stir up some much deserved attention.

    Ken, I hope someone brings this post to your attention. I just received this amazing knife. While waiting for the mailman, I read this entire thread. It is obvious to me that you are a true genius, and an artist of the highest order. I am sure you must take great satisfaction from being able to create something so beautiful. I am honored to be able to own this knife. Thank you and regards. - Greg


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  19. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Congrats, Greg, that's a fine looking knife.

    You won't get any argument from me that Ken is an artist of the highest order. He's built knives in my collection on a dare without even having a pattern to go by. His is a rare talent, and even more rare is the character of the man, imho.

    I hope you enjoy your Erickson knife as much as I enjoy mine.
     
  20. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I've got the one Swayback Gent that is perfect in every way. I've oohed and aahed at every knife of Ken's that I see posted. You got yourself a nice one! Congratulations!
     

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