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Photos Kepharts...They just Work

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Uncle Timbo, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Very nice! I personally love the thumb ramp. It reminds me of my Gunny. Those are saweet blades. Have you had a chance to put the 1st one thru the paces? We love pics when one is being shown some knife love.
    I can't believe your gonna get one of Sarges knives. You cannot go wrong. I've yet to use mine and I don't know yet if I will. I'll hate/love to put the first scratch on her. Kinda like a new car. I'll have to get back with you on that.
    Love those pics!
     
  2. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    I have, but no pics unfortunately. Mostly just testing it out in preparation for the second order - chopping or slicing through cardboard, etc. Great knife, but you can always tweak things!
     
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  3. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    The thinner grips add to it's nimbleness with the 5" blade kind of like a kitchen knife that get used a lot. The knife is quite comfortable in my medium sized hands.

    Kabar and Ethan hit a home run with the BK-62 Kephart. It's a keeper. I agree with you on the "trying it first". Use it a bit and see what you think.
     
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  4. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Well heck, I used the BK62 today doing various chores. This morning I peeled and cut up some potatoes for breakfast.
    Then I cut up some celery, an apple and some carrots.
    This evening, steak on the grill and the knife functioned great But I couldn't stop thinking how much better it'd be with thicker slabs.
    Don't be surprised if you click on this thread and see a pic of mine with some liners. Just saying. :)
     
  5. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Well, at least you heeded our advice :). Good on you for getting use on it. I bet it was a laser on those potatoes. I'm sure it would cut better with some orange liners, it is the sharpest color after all :p.
     
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  6. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
  7. Halfneck

    Halfneck

    Jun 30, 2005
    Anyone liking the Becker Kabar going to BLADE may want to stop by Dogwood Knives. He's been showing some custom versions in progress he based off Ethan Becker's original Kephart.
     
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  8. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Would love it if you could take some pics of Dogwood's version.
    I like my BK62 but find the handles a tad on the thin side for my big hands. I bought some similar screws/nuts that will work. Now I need to find some orange liner material.
     
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  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I can see that observation with the BK-62 if you have big paws. For me, the factory walnuts work very well. Having thicker handles would not improve the functionality as I consider it a bit of a general use finesse blade.

    Blade starts this Friday. Guess I need to make a decision about going....

    Added: The Dozier tables are generally the first ones I visit at Blade. Assuming I go, I'm hoping that Bob has a couple of his "kephart" there. This is part of the problem for me at Blade; I'll blow $300+ within minutes of walking through the doors if I go.
     
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  10. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Well, I look at it this way, I'll put the liner (s) on without gluing them and try it out. Then If I don't like them?
    I'd love to go to Blade but it just ain't in the cards. Too dang fer. But don't look at it as blowing thru, consider it as, Making an Investment in your Future.
     
  11. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    What maybe an 8 hr drive for you? Worth it if you have never been to a BLADE show.

    How is spending $300+ on one knife that I likely will seldom use an investment in my future? Keep believing that stuff. I just have to chuckle about this.... any knife I buy at this point is purely a want and not a need. (I have almost talked myself out of going....)

    Added: I keep coming back to this post since nobody has posted since me. It bothers me. It bothers my perception of just why I buy knives that are really not needed at all. I have come to the conclusion that this is a hobby and hobbies generally have costs associated with them if you participate. I don't do this as any kind of an investment. With guns I did treat my Colts as an investment ultimately. I can't see making any kind of money what so ever with the knife hobby. It is a financial black hole that keeps sucking money into it. That said, there are much worse hobbies. Boats are one.... huge financial black hole. Fishing gear.... another one as we can always justify a new something because we might need it or use it. Knives are a bit different, like guns. They typically last a long time. Most knives are not an investment. I really like the Kephart pattern, but I am open to modifications over the original design. So, if I go to BLADE and I see a Kephart that appeals to me, I might buy it.
     
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  12. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I went on a knife buying spree over the last two years. Now all the slots in my knife drawer are full.

    I can see commissioning one more as an upgrade to an existing knife but that’s about it.
     
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  13. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I’ve been eyeing those Dogwoods as well. Grabbed a shot from his IG...

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  14. Mike McCarter

    Mike McCarter Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    165
    Oct 20, 2016
    I’m back from vacation, got a stack of blades and a new shipment of belts.... I’m ready for Grindfest.
     
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  15. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    22, you might be overthinking this knife stuff. Just let your money buy you happiness.
     
  16. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Marchone, read Sarge's post below. He has a stack of blades and a plethora of belts. Sounds to me like he's getting ready to grind some out.
     
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  17. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    MB>, those are some mighty fine looking blades. Are they readily available and where's the balance point?
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  18. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Right on brother! Don't need to go to Blade to get one of Mike's fine Kepharts.

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  19. Mike McCarter

    Mike McCarter Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    165
    Oct 20, 2016
    Dogwood / Dan Eastland’s Kepharts are outstanding. I had the pleasure of handling one from his first run.
     
  20. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    If I get the opportunity, I would like to handle one of Dan's too.
     
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