Show me your Hess knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Luke73, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I really like the black stacked leather. It’s almost an instant vintage used look to the handle.
     
  2. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 17, 2018
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    Hess Tiburon. In Redwood Burl, on an old redwood fence board, with redwood leaves scattered about, under a redwood tree, in Redwood City.
    Can you tell I like redwoods?
     
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  3. Luke73

    Luke73

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    Aug 24, 2017
    Love the Tiburon. Don’t have one in Redwood Burl yet, might have to remedy that.

    Beautiful knife.
     
  4. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 17, 2018
    Aaaaannd..... thanks to this picture, I just ordered another Tiburon in stacked leather. You all are a bunch of enablers.

    Old Marbles and Kabar and Western knives have such gravitas. Hess is right there with them.

    Don't tell my wife.
     
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  5. AdamFuzzyballs

    AdamFuzzyballs

    Mar 16, 2015
    So.. is anyone gonna give up their secret spot for finding recent Hess knives in stock? I’ve kept my eye out for a Tiburon or Muley for a while and they have seemed to be out everywhere I’ve checked.
     
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  6. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 17, 2018
    The store I ordered from does not appear to be a sponsored dealer here, so I'm not going to post a website.
    Since Great Eastern Cutlery makes their blade blanks, many of the GEC dealers also carry Hess knives as well. I've had good luck going through the GEC dealer list on their website, being sure to check the smaller dealers, and searching for Hess knives through the GEC links.
    Good luck on your hunt!
     
  7. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'm curious if Hess has stopped making them or if they're on a temporary hiatus. I have been waiting for a leather handle tiburon to show up and I feel like stock has only dwindled in the sites I watch that carry them.
     
  8. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
  9. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Not always been a fan of these type/style knives, but man that's sharp. ;)
     
  10. seas165

    seas165 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 2, 2014
  11. ddavis

    ddavis Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 17, 2018
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    Took the Tiburon to the mountains last weekend, hoped for an epic break-in while hiking a sequoia grove in the Sierras.
    Nope - used an SAK for literally everything.
    But today, finally giving it some use, cutting' snacks for the kiddos.
     
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  12. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Andy Hess does wonderful work, just like the old classics only possibly a bit better! I like the hidden tang/ barrel nut models best, but can order any style/handle material.

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  13. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Hess makes great knives on GEC blades of traditional design.

    Kinfolks K380 and Hess Hunter.
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    Kinfolks 395 and Hess Whitetail.
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    I gave away the Hess Whitetail above to a coworker for his son. Later R. Redden gave me a Hess Pioneer in maple and stag.
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  14. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I happened to see Hess must have made a run of knives. Looks like the place I bought mine from has more on the shelf. The Tiburon is one I’d like to handle. Looks to be a good woods knife but maybe a bit more robust than I care for when field dressing and skinning game.
     
  15. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I have seen the Muley referred to as the mini Tiburon.
     
  16. gunstockjack

    gunstockjack Mid-low tech sexagenarian. Gold Member

    May 14, 2011
    Hess knives are the s***. Here's my Whitetail:
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    Custom sheath by Makael for my Tiburon:
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