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I can now sell this bushcraft knife
for £90 on here (I will need a few to get going though)
The blade is hand ground 4mm thick O1 tool steel with a rose wodd handle, it comes with a sheath and there is an optin for a sheath with a firesteel loop as well though this would cost a bit more.
Since these are hand ground they can reduce the size of the ricaso (I think it could do with being a bit shorter)
I've arranged for a sample and will have this at the neet meet up
20-09-07, 09:45 PM
sounds interesting, could they come minus sheath? or in blank blade form?
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21-09-07, 10:05 AM
IMO reducing the size of the ricaso is the way to go.
Is it just the pic or is it a hollow grind ?
I'm not entirely sure about just how flat the grind is just yet
I spent a while chatting so tobody at A.Wright this morning about how these are made and the possiblities of customising them.
They have most of the work done before HT though the blades have a lot more work done post HT then others. Most of the grinding is done on a large wheel so it starts off slighlty hollow ground (the wheel is 36inches across). the post HT work is done on a flat belt grinder so they should have a flat bevel (the pic is from when they first came out so maybe they've altered the way they make them)
Getting the smaller ricaso isn't difficult for them to do but I just have to wait for them to be doing a batch so of course I may have to wait a while at times. (the same is true for the MoD blades)
I can get blades or a complete knife without sheath but the trade price is only a fraction cheaper then the complete knife.
They haven't had any comments about the size of the ricaso before and seemed interested in speaking to me since I've used these sort of knives and like the idea that even if I'll only be deeling in small numbers I can hopefully give helpful feedback from experienced users.
They have informed me that they have some snakewood which they were thinking of putting on these but have warned me that the price will be much higher as it will take a lot longer to do and the wood is far far more expensive.
I've got a test sample now and can comfirm that the bevels are nice and flat, the blade is sharp. The ricaso (or is it ricasso) is still there but much shorter than on the picture I used at the start of this thread. The edge is sharp all the way to the ricaso unlike a few knives I've seen where it's not properly sharp for another 5mm or so.
I need to buy 5 to be able to get a trade discount and I'd really like to get 10
Please PM me if your interested in getting one of these to discuss prices for the different options for this knife as the price shown is for the most expensive option.
if they come in blank blade form i will definatly have one ??
I really gave up trying to sell these as there was so little interest
They would sell you a blade but to be honest for the amount I'd have to charge for one you may as well go to a maker on here
Stuart M would be a good option
10-12-08, 01:26 AM
Did anyone ever purchase one of these? If so how did you like it? I like how it is a sort of woodlore clone. the price is nice as well.
A couple of people have bought them. I sold the test sample and the buyer seemed very happy with it. It is a woodlore clone from a side on view but the handle shape is much more simple. I've had difficulty using some woodlore knives but others have been better. This seems to suit a wider range of people but maybe doesn't work quite as well as if the more shaped handles fit you well.
I hope that makes sense
10-12-08, 02:44 PM
Yes it does Andy, thank you!
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