The M-18 (official)

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

  1. CM_Rick

    CM_Rick

    Jan 10, 2011
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  2. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012
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  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I like the look of the bolt-on scales a lot!
    congrats on getting the new evolution in motion!
     
  4. Tdhurl1103

    Tdhurl1103

    Dec 6, 2012
    Agreed!

    Next up, hockey tape wraps to get your Rambo on. [emoji3]
     
  5. CM_Rick

    CM_Rick

    Jan 10, 2011
    No no no. Don't you watch YouTube? Wilson wrap is the way to go.








    Just kidding
     
  6. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    unless you're the gunyon - then you tightly wrap the handle with 4-point barbed wire.
     
  7. Tdhurl1103

    Tdhurl1103

    Dec 6, 2012
    Haha.
     
  8. CM_Rick

    CM_Rick

    Jan 10, 2011
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  9. Psyop

    Psyop

    Oct 17, 2011
    So is it time to retire #4 and buy a new one? :confused:
     
  10. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    of course!
    #4 is now a collectors item, so you need a replacement -- and one of the new style M9's!
     
  11. TMHunt

    TMHunt Knifemaker/Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2012

    Your just about to miss your opprotunity of buying #104 :p


    I really wasn't gonna say anything about the redesigned M9s I got coming out before I had a few to sell, but oh well, guess this is as,good of time as any. I will have the first "redesigned" M9 at this upcoming gathering for everyone to beat on. But they won't be available for purchase for at least another couple months.
     
  12. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
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  13. CM_Rick

    CM_Rick

    Jan 10, 2011
    I forgot to post these here. They were on my other social media, so if you're seeing them twice that's awesome for you, and you're welcome.
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  14. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    1066vik let me borrow his M-18. Took it to the cabin with me to try out. Was cloudy Saturday, which is crappy for photos, so I was going to wait for Sunday. Unfortunately, I had a massive hangover Sunday, so While I didn't feel up to using it, I did take some photos:

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    Nice having a handle that fit my hand perfectly:

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  15. gmoneyluv

    gmoneyluv Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Stunning photos! They really showcase the 18!
     
  16. Psyop

    Psyop

    Oct 17, 2011
    A little dinner prep.
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  17. Hawgsnawt

    Hawgsnawt

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Trying to narrow down order options, do the new removable scale M18s accept Becker pattern scales?.... could I put any Becker full size aftermarket scales on it? or are they strictly a custom size now?

    I REALLY want one with those gorgeous stripped maple handles, but my biggest fear is on a hard use knife, I damage one and it becomes a production to get the knife usable again, the removable scales seem the perfect answer for this IF they can be readily sourced, however if they are a true full custom size, they'll be no easier to replace than a pinned maple handle in the one in a million event of catastrophic damage to a scale.

    ya kinda follow my line of thinking?..... I guess ultimately, the perfect combo would be removable scales made of the curly maple....especially if you could drop back to some TKC G10 or Becker Micarta if forced into it.....

    Thanks guys!

    Hawg
     
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  18. Delkancott

    Delkancott

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    Dec 30, 2010
    While this thread is great, it really isn't going to help my bank account. :cool:
     
  19. CM_Rick

    CM_Rick

    Jan 10, 2011
    Been a while since talking to you, hawg. I can answer this being I've got some extensive experience with said knife in question. Mine is a custom model with curly maple scales. I've put it through a ton and a half of abuse. The only time I've given the scales any damage was when I threw it. My suggestion is to get the best of both worlds if you want the beauty of wood handles. Get a custom with whatever wood you want, but get the front and back bolstered with either g10, or micarta. It will make for a great look, and take all the abuse you can throw at it (see what I did there). Oh, and to answer the question of Becker scales fitting on... no, they will not. Even with Todd's bolt ons he'd have to have your blade to finish them onto the handle. Either way you go you're not going to ruin the scales. Buy one. You'll love it. Watch my video.
     
  20. CM_Rick

    CM_Rick

    Jan 10, 2011
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