The Ask Todd Thread

Discussion in 'T.M. Hunt Custom Knives' started by Murphnuge, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Spikebot, I have not recieved any email from you. Sure you got it right? [email protected]
  2. spikebot587


    Feb 8, 2013
    I thought so, I'll try again
  3. TBL


    Dec 26, 2013
    Ever try your hand at making a folder Todd?

    I understand how much of a PITA that could be, and how crazy production cost would be. But just wondering if you have ever considered it or tried it for "fun"?
  4. GSO1962


    Nov 16, 2013
    Maybe this has been asked before, but I looked through the first few pages and was getting concerned my head would explode....

    What is the hole on the front of the M18 for?

    And while we're at it, how do you pronounce "magua"? "mag wah" or "mah gu ah" or something else?
  5. Jerry D.

    Jerry D.

    Sep 17, 2008
    Answer #2 lies in the movie, "The Last of the Mohicans." In fact, it is mandatory for the class.
  6. schmittie

    schmittie Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    What is the origin or meaning behind the heart cutout on some of the Hunt items? I tried to find it but have been unsuccessful so far....
  7. bigghoss


    Jul 27, 2011
    Legend has it that every time Todd kills a man he makes a blade with a heart-shaped hole as a sign of respect for his fallen foe. Or maybe he thinks it looks cool and his customers agree. Or maybe something in between. I haven't slept today...
  8. OutdoorsFamilyMan4


    Jan 20, 2012
    Its because he puts his heart into his work.
  9. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Guys, sorry I have been away, thank you so much for not giving up on me. I have answers for all of the ones recently that have gone unanswered. Bear with me......... I will have a thread and a page on my website explaining the heart. As far as the the hole in the M18 its a finger purchase. Will post a pic to explain, and for the pronunciation of Magua. It is in fact named after the character in last of the mohicans. Dont know if this is right, but "Mawg wa".
  10. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    I have made a few folders yes. However, I haven't mastered the skill nor do I feel for the work that goes in them I can offer them for a price as that you guys would consider reasonable. However I don't feel like knife making is ever really mastered, and I feel like I have more tools at my disposal now.. I have every intention of making some more serious attempts at it. Possibly adding one to my line up in the not so distant future......... time will tell.
  11. TBL


    Dec 26, 2013
    Awesome! If you have any photos I'd love to see them! If you'd rather not post im free to pm :D
  12. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    It's a few different things really. Todd's always been a fan of cleavers, so it's a bit of an homage to them. Also it aids grip when using the lanyard supported forearm grip (just made that name up). Early on it was thought of as a camp knife that you could hang on a nail at your campsite. Damn, we need to get off our asses and do a video all about the M-18.

    Your question was not dismissed. I talked to Todd last night and he's going to make a post about it, possibly an entire thread. Personally I believe he chose the heart because a rainbow would be too hard to render.
  13. GSO1962


    Nov 16, 2013
    "lanyard supported forearm grip" - Definitely gonna need a picture or video of that one!

    If a rainbow is too hard, then perhaps a unicorn?
  14. bigghoss


    Jul 27, 2011
    Slip your arm through the lanyard and grab the hole with the thumb and finger, then tighten the lanyard around the arm.
  15. dresnor


    Feb 1, 2011
    Yes, I would love to see it.

  16. grogimus


    Apr 27, 2012
    I've got popcorn and bourbon waiting.

    Edit- Uhh, the popcorn and booze is for me. To watch the video. Just making that clear.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  17. GSO1962


    Nov 16, 2013
    We knew what you least I did.

    Looking forward to it as well.

    And back on subject...ask Todd (or is it Thadeus?):

    Are you sure Murph is a Marine? In every picture I've seen of him, he has a big smile and looks like a 15-year old that hasn't started shaving yet...

    Or is it just me being so old that makes everyone looks young?

    And is this the snark thread, or am I lost?

    (Three questions for the price of one...what a deal!)

    Edit: BTW, Semper Gumby!
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  18. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    He is younger, but not that young, he is indeed a well worn marine, 3 tours in the sandbox. He's only been married a year, so, he'll start looking old and fat like the rest of us soon enough.
  19. spikebot587


    Feb 8, 2013
    i know he went to Afghanistan but three tours? thats intense. i would like to thank you for your service Murph, we really appreciate it
  20. Silverthorn


    Apr 24, 2011
    Dont let him fool you. He kept going back because he likes Camel spiders and sand in his cracks and crevices. ;)

    As easily as he smiles you wouldnt guess what a hard ass he is right ?

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