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Ryuichi Kawamura Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by cnas122, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Awesome knife, Elliott! I remember that one. It would be hard to forget it. Good to see you around these parts!
     
  2. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Thanks, Jeff. They're both exceptional...I'd have a hard time choosing a favorite.

    I appreciated Ryu's willingness to substitute the small clip blade in place of the pen. It was the first time he had been requested to do so and he only charged a bit more for the modification at the time.


    @Peregrin...thanks, Gary. Appreciate the kind words.
     
  3. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Yes, that pen clip works so well with the spear main.
     
  4. Ryouchijtx

    Ryouchijtx

    Oct 26, 2011
    I agree with everyone else Elliott, cattle knives are of my favourite pattern and that one is no different, beautiful equal end piece~
     
  5. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Elliott, both those Ryus are ridiculous:eek::eek: You sure have an eye and those two examples of your pack are pure art....wow!! Thanks for the look!
     
  6. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    You're too kind. Thank you, my friend. You're welcome to check 'em out anytime you happen to be in the neighborhood.
     
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  7. Gevonovich

    Gevonovich Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Now that would be a feast for the soul. Thank you, my friend:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  8. aribach

    aribach Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 5, 2015
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  9. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    3 7/8” TB tribute lockback stockman. Off pattern, reversed pen and wharncliff (wharn and main open right handed). Hopefully ship next week.

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  10. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Very nice. Ryu does excellent work.
     
  11. jwb01

    jwb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    730
    Dec 6, 2016
    Whoa! Is that stag? Gorgeous!
     
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  12. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Beautiful stockman! I like the sheepfoot at the opposite end: with the serpentine magnified at that end, the blade has a downward orientation which is perfect for the way I use a sheepfoot most (precision cuts on a table top).
     
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  13. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Yessir. Ryus stag is some of the best around. And he hasn’t revealed where he gets it lol.

    Never thought about that reason for swapping it but you may be right! Thanks!
     
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  14. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    So when will it be showing up at my house?? I don’t want to miss the delivery and have to worry.

    Can’t wait for you to get it man, I want to see some in-hand pics...
     
  15. Randy3000

    Randy3000

    686
    Jun 3, 2017
    I am not digging the shield just resting on top of the scales like that. Or is it an optical illusion?
     
  16. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Not much he could do without grinding away the character of the stag. It's not uncommon to see in the work of many top makers.
     
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  17. javand

    javand

    Oct 17, 2010
    Yes, it's much more difficult to do it this way, correctly. It's definitely an aesthetic choice, but like domed pins, once you learn to appreciate them, shit just doesn't look right without it. It's pretty easy to just "grind everything together", I honestly don't understand why people are so impressed with it. Building texture in layers on different, but parallel planes, is MUCH more difficult, and shows skill mastery, that many makers simply aren't exploring, or seemingly incapable of pulling off.

    Obviously I feel passionate about certain construction techniques Ryu and I both utilize, so I'm a bit biased, but excellent piece. Very few of us are utilizing stag as well as he is, and where the hell is he getting it from? =D

    Randy, as you move into more exotic handle materials, and especially if you decide to start utilizing exotic combinations of metals, you'll quickly realize how much they control the build. It's part of the fun. IMO though, anything that can tastefully add tactile feedback and dimensionality to otherwise pretty bland flat flush everything on an all stainless knife(not Ryu's knife, just speaking generally about plain-jane slipjoints), is a plus!
     
  18. Randy3000

    Randy3000

    686
    Jun 3, 2017
    I always have some pet feature i obsess over until i figure out what i like. I will be stuck on shields for a very long time. I have been scouring the internet for shields and it is the first thing that draws my attention now. I cannot describe the inner turmoil i have over shields.
     
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  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Beautiful knives, Elliott. I remember those from your old posts. That Cattle Knife is a work of art!
     
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