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"Family photo-op* for knives?

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  1. ApacheCoTodd

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    Seeing Pitfighter's incredible collections of F/S daggers made me think of the family photo-op gun threads that are so enjoyable.

    Thought I'd crib that notion and see what kind of like-manufacturered or like purposed knives fellas here have amassed

    I'll start with my Robert Parrish knives. I bought the most used of the larger two shown in '85 after seeing a couple of knives that this wonderful maker had comped to our Scuba-locker in 5th Group at Ft. Bragg.

    After that, there were several pilgrimages to his shop outside of Asheville, N.C. over the years. It made for a great day or two motorcycle trip to take in the Smokey Mountain Parkway too.

    Though initially a bit stuffy - as is the right of any custom maker of any industry - once he knew you to not be a groupie or time waster - he was quite gracious with his time.

    Another grouping I'll put up is a passle of First-Special-Service-Force/SF oriented knives I've glommed onto.

    Todd.
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  2. bikerdoc

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    Good looking family photo:evil:
     
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    Some SAKs.

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  4. ApacheCoTodd

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    Nice set. The fact that they are missing may answer my question already but, do you know of a factory quality source for the original SAK tooth pick and tweezers?

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  5. Mk-211

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    Todd, that's one family that I wouldn't want to piss off!:uhoh:

    Definitely a bunch of badasses that would take a slice out of you.;)
     
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    Mad Dog knives actual cash value currently about $15000 for the lot and most will be sold in coming years but not yet :)
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    top to bottom: Pack Rat 4" Bear Cat 5.5", Voodoo Cat 6" Voodoo Hound 7" ,Rezine 2000 9" and Sitka Bowie 10" The top two and #5 are 3/16" stock . #3 and the bottom 2 are 1/4" stock.
    below notice how handles are appropriate to knives :
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    The most I have in any one family is three and they are just BM folders, a griptilian, a violi and a barrage. After that its just ones and twos. I'm just too eclectic I guess.
     
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    My humble collection of SAKs. 15825511205366775984538358550012.jpg
     
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    Only "knife family" photo I have is of some of my SAKs. There are others but they're packed away with the camping gear.
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  10. Gordon
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    Mad Dog Ceramic knives, I have never seen their equal The black vertical on sides ones are actually not ceramic but Mad Dogs handle material which was a proprietary G-10 like hand laid up stuff . They were before TSA used back scatter and now x rays everything . The ceramic Tanto was used by EOD in Iraq and the tip was chipped and MD gave it to me. My son reground the tip a little and uses it in oil exploration lab work with mass spec samples . The unsharpend knife is a training knife that says " Gordon" . The little green knife was the first proto of Mad Dog ceramic blades and the white bladed one is the last of a government order and the last one he made or ever will make (he says) . The little green knife has penetrated 55 gallon drums without damage and G-d knows what the EOD went thru ! They are sharp and strong. The black plastic one less so , of course, but still the best plastic knives I have ever seen !
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    Hell, I'd be hard pressed as to whether to sell them as a lot or individually..... When/IF the time comes.

    Beautiful array you have there.

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    I never intended to *collect* anything - most probably don't - but when one comes up I figure; "why not?"

    And..... it begins.

    Seems to me anything past three - it's collecting.:) That's my defensive point in Winchester Lever-guns.

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    They will go individually of course . Some more of the collection are allready given to my son; the Deep Submergence Unit serrated knife MD made for the naval DSU went to my son who took it down on the Alvin a few times on the arm . He had to mill a slot on the handle to mount it and when he stopped doing that activity skillfully inlaid a piece of Buffloe Horn in the slot that was milled :) he also has the Ceramic Tanto EOD knife which he uses in his laboratory work. He will certainly get the 9" fishbelly Rezine 2000 which was my first MD knife in 2000 . I carry it to lots of BarBques and it rides well on the belt when you Motorcycle :) . I gave a MD 7" knife to a hard charging IDF Saracen Slayer special ops guy who put it to good use for 15 years. since 2002 , he retired a couple years ago after collecting his bag of foreskins (a biblical joke) :)
     
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    Nice - and thanks for showing me the relative size difference of the 111mm so recently discussed here.

    What's the furthest right ring? looks custom.

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    Love those aluminum scaled SAKs. One of my greatest - of MANY - *lost* knives was an extremely worn one of those. Just made me happy to see its smoothed off sides. I think I used to treat it like *worry beads* in stressful times.

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    Todd

    That Victorinox Cadet has been one of my favorites as well since the day I got it! Simply a well built and dependable pocket knife!
     
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    That's a ring made from a 1921 Morgan silver dollar.
     
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    Another *family*.
    This time Special Forces and the SF-originating 1st Special Service Force (1SSF).

    Some are born & bred SF and some are.... *in-laws* I guess.

    The fixed knives are a real Case *reintroduction* V-42 with some other, less correct re-pops including a Mick Strider done as an award for one year at the 1SSF reunion (VERY nice), a serialized Yarborough (can't get any realer) and an 80's re-pop of the 5th Group SOG knife for Vietnam that I foolishly carried for some time.

    The folders are a Camillus *Demo-Knife* they gave us in the Demo portion of the Q Course, a *riggers* automatic, a blasting-cap crimper Leatherman, a righteous WWII Presto issued to Airborne troops and 3 different versions of the *Mountain Knife* by Ulster.

    We used to get piggy-back purchases of the Riggers knife in part for the automatic function but really because the shroud-cutter blade worked so well on set-cord and time fuze.
    The Leatherman was part of a *local-purchase* justified but the blasting cap crimpers which actually turned out to be rather crappy at cleanly crimping the caps.
    The Mountain Knives significance was the phillips blade used for ski adjustments in the 1SSF and 10th Mountain Division.

    I probably have some more SF and 5th/10th Group specific knives but they don't really have an *issued* lineage so why bother?

    I may do a *family* of all the edged crap I carried over the years at some point.

    I've a friend who has a mighty collection of underwater knives from his time in the USMC and then as a civilian diver. I'll see I can't get him to contribute a post.

    Todd.

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    Family photo of my Model 3 and variations.
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    Those two by themselves have scales that almost look organic in a sea-life sort of way. Really very beautiful.

    "Model 3" of what maker - or is that the maker's name?

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    This was the third folder model I've made. The second pic has "marble" carbon fiber and the lower one is 2x2 twill carbon fiber.
     
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    My one and only SAK.

    Have a blessed day,

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    I had no idea you were actually the maker of those gorgeous knives.

    Most impressive.

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    No question but that that is the most beautiful SAK I have ever seen. If you're gonna have *one*.... That looks to be it.

    Do you use Gerstners for your knife collection too?:thumbup: I use one for knives and another for my *N* & *Z* scale trains.

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  25. RA40

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    Thanks Todd. I've enjoyed custom knives as a collector from '89. Curiosity got me into making them for about 10 years. I finished off the carbon fiber handled folders in late '17 and few strays of uncompleted pieces the past year. I enjoy making them from a hobbyist side when the urge strikes.
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