The M-18 (official)

Discussion in 'T.M. Hunt Custom Knives' started by Murphnuge, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    Well, the subforum means we should probably have an official thread for the big boy so here it is. We'll make this one all about the specs and whatnot and we'll even throw some M-18 porn in as we get pix. Other than Diesel D, the shop knife and myself, Moose should be the only other owner out there for now. We'd love to change that, if you want one shoot a pm. I'll let Todd drop the specs in. I just wanted to get this grill fired up.

    The M-18

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
  2. Diesel D

    Diesel D Tow Mater Moderator

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    Jan 29, 2012
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  3. Psyop

    Psyop

    Oct 17, 2011
    It is a beast! I got to play with one a bit at Ethans gathering.
     
  4. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Well then. A whole thread devoted to the mighty M-18. Wow. Now I gotta put some thought into this. I guess for all parties interested a proper introduction and history of the beast is nessessary. It started when Murph invited me to Ethan Beckers spring gathering. While I had some examples of my work to take Murph said he'd like to have something new to take. (Like a woman with a new pair of shoes!) Now Murph is a good friend and one of my earliest customers. One of the first knives I made him was "the grunt" and honestly I hated that knife. Based on the Tops WSK. So now that Murph and I had become good friends over the years I had no problem telling him what I thought oppossed to just shut up and making the knife. When he showed me a pic of what he wanted, I didn't want to put the burr back under my saddle. While it was cool looking. I couldn't find a lot of usefull purposes to it. Just like the WSK in my opinion. Now before you guys light your tourches. I think the idea behind the WSK is awesome. The problem is it was to compact to execute. Murph wanted a big mulipurpose chopper. And I wanted to redeam myself from the grunt. Thus was born the M-18. I wanted it to be everything the WSK was ment to be. I wanted ever square inch of it to have a purpose, and while some of the functions that the knife is capable of aren't the best. Its still a option. More to come later.
     
  5. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    More M-18 porn-

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  6. gmoneyluv

    gmoneyluv Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    That's some fine knife porn you got there lads!

    Folks that have one should feel very lucky!
     
  7. nickortizzle1035

    nickortizzle1035

    Dec 30, 2009
    that is one hell of chopper! I got to get me one!
     
  8. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Couple more. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Hawk590

    Hawk590 Gold Member Gold Member

    486
    Oct 2, 2011
    One of those it mine on Friday!!!!!!! So back off people. That knife impressed the heck out of me and I can't wait to get mine delivered at the gathering. Now that is customer service for sure. Personal delivery.

    See you and Murph on Friday.
     
  10. Psyop

    Psyop

    Oct 17, 2011
    Are you getting number 5 or 6?
     
  11. Eero

    Eero

    May 6, 2012
    Those look insane man. Great job on the new ones. I always like seeing what projects your up to. :thumbup:
     
  12. RDog

    RDog

    350
    Jul 28, 2011
    Have not seen this until now, Love it! but I'm guessing I can't aford it...is this custom or mass made? Where do you get one? ...off to google right away!
     
  13. Psyop

    Psyop

    Oct 17, 2011
    You get it from Todd (TM Hunt). He makes them one at a time PM him for info.
     
  14. Diesel D

    Diesel D Tow Mater Moderator

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    Jan 29, 2012
    Replied to your email. Start saving now. Lol..
     
  15. Diez Knives

    Diez Knives

    May 19, 2012
    soon, I will have mine as well!!
     
  16. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    Just a update for those interested on the so called production since intrest seems to be picking up on the M-18. I currently have made 6. I now have 7 - 10 in variuos stages of completion and they are spoken for through #13 having said that. MY PLAN is to offer Ethan Becker handles on the knives through #20. I originally put Becker handles on then because in my opinion there are no other as comfortable and it made it easy for me. Even though I have Ethans blessing to use his handles, it is my knife, thus I want all aspects of it to reflect me. I don't want for anyone to think that I'm trying to ride shirt tails......so. after 20 is it for Becker handles............that's the plan anyway!
     
  17. Psyop

    Psyop

    Oct 17, 2011
    Can I reserve a Becker handled one for when I have money :)
     
  18. Diesel D

    Diesel D Tow Mater Moderator

    534
    Jan 29, 2012
    Fun Fact for all those who don't know me; I had never owned a custom knife until I laid eyes on the M-18. I worked with Todd and knew he made knives but until I saw Murph's very first one, I never planned on owning a custom blade. This knife changed my mind. Those of you who are drooling over these pictures know what I'm talking about. I doubt each and every one of you will get a chance to stand in Todd's shop and mess with them in various stages of production, but man O man, laying your hands on the Mighty M-18 for the 1st time is quite the experience. I now own 4 of his blades, with many more to come. And if you're a fan (and still reading) then stayed tuned here and on the web site this weekend, 'cause he's rolling out something new you M-18 fans might like just as much. I told him when I saw the M-18 he could sell all he could make, and you guys are proving that true. I believe the same thing about every one of the "production" models he's cranking out. Enjoy.
     
  19. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
    sending PM now to answer your question
     
  20. RDog

    RDog

    350
    Jul 28, 2011
    Sadly, if I were to order one now, you would see in the national media a story of a wife hacking her husband to death with a cool ass blade...For now I just get to dream.
     

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