Ken Erickson Knives: A Retrospective

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

  1. pertinux


    Feb 1, 2012
    Excellent, Brad! While some of the others in Ken's video were more immediately impressive visually (the Stabber Jack, the lil' Bartender number), your knife is one that stuck out to me for different reasons-- most especially including its elegant accessibility. When Ken first opened it and revealed its lines from stem to stern, I thought, "Oooh. Nice knife." Congratulations. :)

    Thanks for the pictures. :thumbup:


    ~ P.
  2. wagglebee


    Jun 6, 2009
    That's a great EDC Brad.
  3. jivedaddy


    Dec 20, 2002
    Well, my congress whittler by Ken took the long way home. We sent the knife off to Coop for a glamour shot after it was finished and it arrived to me yesterday. Any pictures of this knife do not do it justice. It is a beautiful knife, excellently crafted by Ken. He was able to translate my vision of this knife into a real work of art. A knife of this kind might have been more common place 100 years ago! I took a couple of pics just to show it, but, like I said, they don't do this knife justice. Thanks again Ken. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
  4. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I really have no words... Superlative? Incredible?
    Congrats to you and Ken, Tony.
    Do you mind posting some specs?
  5. jivedaddy


    Dec 20, 2002
    Gray- the knife is D2 cpm steel. It is 3 5/8 inches with a pen and manicure blade and a main sheepsfoot blade. The handle material is antique tortoise shell.
  6. greg c

    greg c Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 1998
    That is a handsome knife, congratulations.
  7. ptradeco

    ptradeco Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2010
  8. wellington


    Dec 7, 2007
    ^^ That's got to be one of the nicest looking penknives I've ever seen, absolutely gorgeous..congratulations.

  9. wagglebee


    Jun 6, 2009
    Congrats Tony, I know you will enjoy that one for a long time.
  10. canineforge

    canineforge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Home run! That is so nice, Ken is so good.

    Congrats, Tony! If you pocket it, that steel is a favorite for me.

    - Joe
  11. jivedaddy


    Dec 20, 2002
    It's in my pocket right now Joe-Thanks all!!!
  12. bakerg2g


    Apr 22, 2010
    Well done! looks fantastic....

  13. bakerg2g


    Apr 22, 2010
    Oops! my bad...
  14. J. Oeser

    J. Oeser

    May 13, 2009
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, that is a GEM!
  15. mike Berkovitch

    mike Berkovitch Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Another great knife
  16. ken erickson

    ken erickson

    Aug 27, 2004
    Thanks for the kind comments on the Congress whittler! Thanks Jim for a great shot of the knife,
  17. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Like the proverbial tortoise, that was well worth waiting for! :thumbup:
  18. sextant

    sextant Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    Wonderful work, Ken - congrats to you and Tony!
    And super nice photography, of course. Viewing the pic at 100% is spectacular and gives you an idea of how much attention to detail was put into it...
  19. ken erickson

    ken erickson

    Aug 27, 2004
    I have been out of the shop and have had my time on BF limited since May due to personal issues that have been resolved. Glad to be back at it! :)
    Here is a WIP picture.

    A slimline trapper 3 7/8 in CPM D2.

    Thanks for taking the time to view!

  20. Mike Robuck

    Mike Robuck Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Ken, you've been missed on several levels. Looking forward to the slimline WIP.

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