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Old 01-26-2007, 05:18 PM
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Hey guys, got some elk tines from a fella on another forum and already put one to use. It has a 1084 blade and poured ferrule along with a nice piece of elk tip. I'm going to have the missus make a pigskin sheath for it.
The second, is my new maker mark. It's an ancient African symbol standing for "harmony". Being thats the town I reside in, Ms. Tudy figgered it a fitting mark. Hope y'all like em both...Bud

OA: 8 3/4"
Blade: 4 3/8" mustard finish

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Old 01-26-2007, 08:16 PM
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I like the flow of this one very nice. Keep thinking this way. Mike
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:34 PM
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The design of the knife and the maker's mark are both cool. But, if someone handed me the knife I would have no clue who made it. . .
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:33 AM
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Thanks fellas for the comments...Bud


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Old 01-27-2007, 08:16 AM
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Great lines! This looks like a very comfortable skinner.

I also like the new mark, but if name reccognition is what your after, consider adding your actual name somehow. I myself can't decide which way I want to go for a mark, I've tried several versions of my name and have been unhappy with all of them. It just seems a bit unartistic to splash block letters on a knife that flows like this one does. That only seems to work on knives with a square ricasso like Robert Dark's or Ed Caffrey's.

I think this one works for your style. If people want to know who made it, they can chase you down. A little mystery can be fun (this is not good advise if your hobby depends on advertising).


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Old 01-27-2007, 08:04 PM
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Thanks Andy, i'm not sure if I want the name or not. Thought about putting it under the mark in block letters, but, like you said they only work if you mark the ricasso. We'll think about it...Bud


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Looks good Bud, keep em coming....say hello to the little woman. Jim


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Great looking knife. What is the cloudy pattern in the steel? Todd
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:28 PM
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Great looking knife. What is the cloudy pattern in the steel? Todd
Thanks Todd, it's a mustard etch...Bud


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Old 01-29-2007, 04:47 PM
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Nice one...Very cool lines


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