f> Roll Call: Knives - who has one? - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

Roll Call: Knives - who has one?

This is a discussion on Roll Call: Knives - who has one? within the Knives forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Post up a picture of your knives!...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > Knives

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old December 1st, 2009, 07:20 PM   #1
Administrator
 
Lash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 355
Lash has disabled reputation
Arrow Roll Call: Knives - who has one?

Post up a picture of your knives!



Lash is offline  
Advertisements
Old December 1st, 2009, 07:55 PM   #2
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 108
jsmith is on a distinguished road
Benchmade 550GH Griptilian - My everyday carry.

jsmith is offline  
Old December 10th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #3
 
Rodfac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern KY
Posts: 634
Rodfac is on a distinguished road
I made this one in 1974. Used D2 tool steel and had it hardened to a Rockwell 60-62 on the C scale. The stocks are rosewood and I used Loveless bolts to attach them. The rear one is covered with an ivory plug for my scrimshawed inititals....just never got around to putting them in, LOL. Iwas pretty set in what I had in mind...a good big game knife, usable around camp and in the boat, with enough sweep for skinning and short enough to get your finger tip up to the point for use in gutting. It had to be strong enough to withstand anything that might come up. I carried it hunting in the Northwest, New England, Texas and here in KY...and a long time ago, I carried in combat in SE Asia.

The thong is for use around a boat where a slip could mean loss of the knife; it loops around my wrist. Sheathed I loop the lanyard through the belt loop, doubly securing the knife.

I tried to get Bob Loveless to build one for me in '72 but he wanted $125 to do it and was a complete a$$ on the phone. I ended up building exactly what I needed.

The work was done on a Sears 7" grinder using a number of wheels. I ground it out in the annealed state from 3/16" stock so it would be heavy enough to do any work around an elk camp. The guard was slotted using a mill file, then drilled up near the back so a 1/8" brass rod could be peened in place, then soldered. The hollow grind matches the 7" Sears wheel curve and makes for easier carving...ie reduces the friction.

The blade is 4" long, with just enough drop to prevent nicking the gut sack when field dressing big game, and with just enough guard to prevent my bloody fingers slipping forward when working up in the chest cavity. It's got enough sweep to allow good skinning properties and enough width to spread peanut butter sandwiches. The tang if full width so if the stocks ever come off, it's still usable. I lined the thong hole with a piece of 1/4" aluminum tubing to minimize wear from the thong. Initially, I used leather boot lace for the thong, but it stayed wet too long, and replaced it with a piece of shroud line, with the core removed.

It's got a history, tho no name...probably deserves one...and I've lost track of the deer and elk it's dressed out. I've quartered two elk with it, pounding it down through the pelvic arch with a rock...no kidding. The D2 steel at that hardness is incredibly tough and very rust resistant. I made 24 of them over the early 70's then quit when I had a wheel shatter and pierce my chest. That cost me my spleen and ended my knife making hobby. My USAF squadron mates still comment on theirs when we get together. Nobody's admitted losing one, and we all still hunt actively.

That's the original sheath I made for it with the thong looped through the belt loop.

Long story...and a great knife. Rodfac, La Grange, KY


Rodfac is offline  
 
Old December 10th, 2009, 02:28 PM   #4
Forum Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Panama, Ok, USA.
Posts: 3,637
Calvin Wiles is on a distinguished road

Awards Showcase

Every day Carry Handmade by Joel Chamblin:
Calvin Wiles is offline  
Old December 14th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #5
 
Cloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 125
Cloud is on a distinguished road
Wink

you just opened a can of worms! i have a few knives...











there's a good sampling of all my edged friends. love using them as much as i love collecting them.
Cloud is offline  
Old January 4th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #6
 
Bozack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Commack, New York
Posts: 1,191
Bozack is an unknown quantity at this point
Some of mine.



Bozack is offline  
Old January 5th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #7
 
Leighton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 215
Leighton is on a distinguished road
MMMMMM Steel!!!!!!







My EDC

















Leighton is offline  
Old January 5th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #8
 
Ed Zachary's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NC (Pineland)
Posts: 540
Ed Zachary is on a distinguished road
You don't want to see my blades. Most are just stomp down ugly.

Being a farm boy, I have had a knife in my pocket daily except for the two months I was in Basic Training. I feel like I am minus a limb without a blade in my pocket.

I just replaced the torsion bar in my daily carry blade, a Kershaw Chive.
Ed Zachary is offline  
Old January 5th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #9
 
Headknocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Posts: 239
Headknocker is on a distinguished road
My main carry knives are a USA Benchmade Griptilian or a Gerber Easy Out..
I use the Gerber as a Tool, I don't mistreat the Benchmade..
I'll have to get a few pics of them along with some fine firearm pics as well.
Put that Digi Cam the Wife bought me for Christmas to good use..
Gary/Hk
Headknocker is offline  
Old January 11th, 2010, 12:08 PM   #10
 
crafter32034's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fernandina Beach, Florida
Posts: 132
crafter32034 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leighton View Post
MMMMMM Steel!!!!!!







My EDC

















MMMmmmmm knife porn.
crafter32034 is offline  
Old January 11th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #11
 
crafter32034's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fernandina Beach, Florida
Posts: 132
crafter32034 is on a distinguished road
Here are a few that I carry regularly, depending on how I dress, what my plans are and where I'm going.





crafter32034 is offline  
Old February 8th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #12
 
OklahomaRuger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 38
OklahomaRuger is on a distinguished road
A few favorites




OklahomaRuger is offline  
Old March 4th, 2010, 07:31 AM   #13
 
Ballenxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,892
Ballenxj has a spectacular aura aboutBallenxj has a spectacular aura about

Awards Showcase

Nice knives everyone.
I'll try and remember to add to this thread as I get the time.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
you just opened a can of worms! i have a few knives...
GEE WHIZ, I GUESS You "DO"!
And I thought my collection was pretty good.
I note you have some of the same ones I have though. LOVE the Schrade USA stuff. Gotta specify "USA" because the real Schrade closed their doors in 2004 due to the onslaught of cheap made in China knives, in conjunction with the labor union refusing to budge on costs of labor. Shame really, because they were one of my favorites.
As an aside, Taylor brand knives bought the time honored name, and promptly moved production to China. Ironic, isn't it?
I won't buy any of the new crop because as far as I'm concerned, Schrade Knives (The real ones) are no longer made.
-Bruce

Last edited by Ballenxj; March 4th, 2010 at 07:36 AM.
Ballenxj is offline  
Old March 18th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #14
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 6
volt is on a distinguished road
knives I like

I don't have pics but I always carry a Swiss Army Electrician and an Emerson Snubbie.
volt is offline  
Old March 22nd, 2010, 02:04 PM   #15
 
jeepnik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: , , .
Posts: 56
jeepnik is on a distinguished road
Here's just a couple. The ugly one went with me to SEA. The pretty one is sort of a Bar B Que knife.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg AirForceKnife.jpg (23.3 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg SCHULPS1small.jpg (15.9 KB, 42 views)
jeepnik is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > Knives


Search tags for this page
all buck 500 series knives
,
benchmade 950 rift forum
,
buck 500 series
,

buck 500 series knives

,

cloud avatar

,
coye knives
,
crkt knife m14
,
duty belt knife
,
kershaw cryo 2 tanto black
,
russell green river knives forum
,
sog seal pup
,

woodsmanship

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Shot Show Roll Call! M77hunter Gun Events 0 December 21st, 2010 05:32 PM
Roll Call: Who Owns An Alaskan? thecopyrights Ruger Double Action 8 April 10th, 2009 03:17 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.