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Old 04-14-2005, 11:56 AM
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Bird & Trout

I made this knife at the request of a man in Vermont, who had to cancel the order because his wife had (unknown to him) bought him a custom knife for his birthday. That said, I went ahead and finished it anyway, because I really liked the idea.

It is a direct steal of Jerry Fisk's (thank you, Jerry!) graceful "Bird & Trout" design, executed in CPM S30V. Tapered tang, stabilized Osage Orange scales, and sterling silver pins. Overall length is 6 1/2"; blade length is 3 1/4".

I can't recall ever having finished a knife that pleased me as much as this one does!



...and here's the reverse...



Hope you like it as much as I do!


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Old 04-14-2005, 12:15 PM
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As always Don, a very beautiful yet very functional knife with perfect fit and finish. Couldn't get any better.


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Old 04-14-2005, 01:16 PM
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Very nice Don, VERY NICE!!

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Old 04-14-2005, 01:22 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty #### nice.


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Old 04-14-2005, 02:19 PM
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Wow Don! That's a really beautiful knife to say the least!

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 04-14-2005, 04:34 PM
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Nice!

Great knife Don! you make the cleanest knives!

May I ask what angle are the bolsters cut at? is it different than your norm. looks great!

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Old 04-14-2005, 04:39 PM
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Very beautiful knife Don.

I like their line.

A hug of Montejano.

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Cuchillo muy bonito Don.

Me agrada su l?nea .

Un abrazo de Montejano .
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:42 PM
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Slicker than oysters on the half shell!! Don, it's a beauty. Clean does come to mind, I just love this one. The poor guy doesn't know what he's missing!


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Old 04-14-2005, 06:14 PM
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What Robert said If your customer happens to see this he may suffer a severe case of the regrets !
This is a beautiful knife Bob, I can see why you're so happy with it - anyone would be

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Old 04-14-2005, 06:16 PM
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Thanks for the comments, folks! Rik, the bolster dovetail angle is my normal 65 degrees...


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Old 04-14-2005, 06:55 PM
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Ya done good Don .......... That is "Slicker than Snuff" and ain't half as dusty.

Don't know what the customer got as a present, but I'll bet it doesn't stand up to this one.

Thanks for sharing...........

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Old 04-14-2005, 07:32 PM
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Great job Don. Terry likes it !


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Old 04-14-2005, 07:33 PM
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I like the way the belly of the knife "swells" out from the ricasso, giving it that "forged" look. Which i'm partial to. Excelent knife. I hope to match you skills some day.
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