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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Apr 11, 2019.
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I've been saving this picture for my coup de grace, as it truly is a spear. About 10 years ago I shot a young bison for meat (delicious!) and made this mount of the skull and horns. I cut out and covered a plywood shield with an Indian looking rug, and made this spear out of a dagger blade and broom handle. I added the eagle feathers (fake, of course) to complete the look. Hope you like it!
@black mamba Hard to top that one Jeff Very cool skull mind
Here's a CASE Teardrop designed by T.Bose, this one with the Spear and I like the Barehead Amber Bone. It's yet to help me bring the luck to rake in a fortune on the lottery....
Whoever thinks acrylics are somehow cheap or tasteless is badly mistaken...
Here from my own personal Grouse Moor
I love the Bird Dog, it was my first GEC.
I chose it above all the others available at the time.
I won't ever be getting rid of it.
May I consider secondary pen blades to be small spearpoint blades?
For the past week, I've been using the pen blades on a couple of old Imperial USA knives for food prep in the kitchen. Excellent slicers, but awkwardly short for some kitchen applications.
Here's a pic of the blades under consideration:
Here is a Barlow 77 with a spear. And a 56 and 85.
@hamsco Wonderful examples and beautiful composition
Some amazing examples of Spearpoints here!
Frankly I have never liked this blade shape (It looked nice, but felt quite unpractical to me) until something happened… I've bought a knife!
I've always wanted a 2 bladed USA made Jack knife with a nice long clippoint blade which is in my eyes an absolute classic and I really prefer to have a good sharp point. Believe me it's not easy to get a nice slippie like that for reasonable price here in central Europe. Year and so ago I was lucky enough to score a #78 American Jack from GEC (2017 model). When I saw it by person I liked the look and said to myself: "Maybe you won't miss a sharp point. Maybe it turns out to be a good user - try it!"
And it did!
After some kitchen use and food preparation in the woods it has grown on me. No problem with cutting, peeling, spreading (it excels in this), basic wood carving (feather sticks and point sticks mostly). Do I miss a sharp point? Nope. I still have one on secondary pen blade which turns out to be an amazing dirty/carving blade.
American Jack quickly become my favorite user (I had to tune it up a little at first but it doesn't belong to this thread.) and now I can proudly say: "I am a Spear Carrier!"
edit: Sorry Can't add a picture. Don't know what is wrong
Untitled by GaryWGraley, on Flickr
@Gary W. Graley Those Sabots are an interesting knife, all stainless construction and monstrous snap bit crude in some respects but a real working knife if you want. I found the Sandvik takes a satisfying edge too, just mind those fingers when closing
Here's an old gent I allow to hang about the place, pretty fair bone on this Camillus
A few more, really love a spear when it has a well defined swedge.
I've never seen one like that Utica!
I need some oldies..
Yea, that Utica is unique, have only seen one other. Thanks.
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When I've a bit more spare time in my life, have a couple of Gemsbok horns to make spear handles for the two smaller ones - for the bigger, still thinking what to do.
These are solid carbon steel damascus spearheads made for me by Dave Budd here in UK, and a great job he did too. They polish up beautifully, looking a tad dull in the pic.