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This just in ~ from España • The Navajas of ArtesaniaHerreros

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by RayseM, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That is a beautiful work of art, Jack. (Sorry to hear about José's neck problem, and hope the operation will take care of it.)
    Thanks for the pics and for the update.
     
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thank you my friend, I've barely used mine yet, but it certainly has a very comfortable feel in hand :) :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    That's great. Yes, a great feel in hand for sure.
    You inspired me to tote mine today.
    I noticed some subtle differences between our two navajas, which is neat; it shows they're indeed custom pieces that are made by hand.

    The pins are slightly different, as is the blade steel (with you choosing 1095), and my lanyard hole, of course.

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    Be interesting to compare the file work as well. Mine below:

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    I think you're gonna love your new navaja. It's very unique :)
     
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  4. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Hey Don - glad to hear from you. I think we have been passing by each other in random threads.
    Hope you've been Moonrising !!!

    Cheers, R
     
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  5. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Thanks Ray,
    Pulled back a bit on the forum for the summer. Just enjoying the outdoors, a short season in Maine!

    I've been on the boat for sure! Hope you have, too :)
    I'll be back around more when winter forces us back in.
     
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  6. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    A good & wise plan Don :thumbsup:
    Me? I'm working in my shop these days rather than in the field so I have a routine that allows
    for more BF. Sailing for certain but knives too :cool:

    Enjoy your summer - you and my other Ambassador friends. :)

    Ray
     
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  7. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Interesting to see the differences Don :) The nail-nick on yours looks like it is a little deeper :) I've been carrying mine in a Max Capdebarthes belt pouch :thumbsup:

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  8. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    What is the length closed? And weight? And can you pinch it open?
     
  9. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Hey Vince,
    Mine is 3 7/8' closed with a 2 3/4" blade.
    No scale here, but it feels very similar to the heft of a full-sized Case Trapper. And I can pinch mine open.
     
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  10. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Yes, interesting...
    Your file work is a different pattern. Very nice :)
    Again, it shows these are custom pieces, not assembly line products.
    And the sheath is a good idea. This style is a bit big for loose pocket carry IMO.
     
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  11. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    That's a great size, like a full-size stockman. Perfect! Thanks.
     
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  12. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Welcome...
    And if I recall correctly, the blade became a lot more pinchable after a good oiling.
     
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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks for stepping in with the measurements Don :) I can't pinch mine open I'm afraid, the polished blade just slips through my fingers, maybe when I build up some patina :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Put some taffy on your fingers!
     
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  15. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Good idea! :D :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Mine was stiff at first as I recall...
    Yours should be pinchable after some breaking in, Jack. And give her a good oiling.
    Cheers!
     
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  17. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    José told me to expect that my # 7 pull could end up being at most a # 6. As he predicted, my issues with slippery blades (my first AH had no nail nick) has become a non issue. A little oil can't hoit! :)

    Ray
     
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