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Have ordered a new knife....
« on: August 12, 2013, 10:52:42 AM »
Have just ordered a new knife, it will be my first custom made job.
I have often thought about getting one made by a reputable maker like Randy Haas or Art Summers etc but I decided to go with an aussie knife maker.
The guys facebook page is
https://www.facebook.com/TJAtkinsonHandmadeKnivesAustralia https://www.facebook.com/TJAtkinsonHandmadeKnivesAustralia/photos_stream

Here are a few examples of his work

and while your looking at these knives try and remember this guy is 15 years old....







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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 02:40:19 PM »
Those are some really nice looking knives. It's hard to believe a 15 year old made them.
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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 04:46:35 PM »
Holy Dingos Batman! 15? Yikes! I wonder what he'll do in 20 years.

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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 04:52:39 PM »
Holy Dingos Batman! 15? Yikes! I wonder what he'll do in 20 years.


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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 04:58:03 PM »
Not on FB...what are his prices like?  Oh yea, great looking blades.

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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 11:10:40 PM »
Not on FB...what are his prices like?  Oh yea, great looking blades.

Richard



Pretty reasonable, mine is quoted at 200.00
The style I am after is like pic # 2 except I want mine a little bigger.
The blade in the pic was 165mm overall and 80mm blade and it would have cost 135.00 + post
I hope that gives you an idea on prices.
Yes hard to believe only a young tacker but its the truth. Hoping getting one of his knifes early on in his career will pay off in a few years. Dunno whether I will use it or set it aside for the Grand Son thinking the latter.
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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 05:10:42 AM »
The style I am after is like pic # 2 except I want mine a little bigger.
The blade in the pic was 165mm overall and 80mm blade and it would have cost 135.00 + post

I'm partial to clip points myself and thought if I bought one it would be #2.

Of course you want it bigger.  [austrailian] "That's not a knife, mate.  This is a knife." [/aus]
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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 05:49:42 AM »
The price does seem reasonable.  I'm not that fond of cp but any of the pictured knives would be worth having.

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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 09:11:25 AM »
I'm partial to clip points myself and thought if I bought one it would be #2.

Of course you want it bigger.  [austrailian] "That's not a knife, mate.  This is a knife." [/aus]

Well yeah have a few of those already one cant be unprepared when in the bush amongst the Drop Bears.

One of the better big knives I have is a Nepalese Khukuri, it will slice, dice and chop your way through any upcoming apocalypse  ;D
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Re: Have ordered a new knife....
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 09:52:12 AM »
I'm partial to clip points myself and thought if I bought one it would be #2.

Of course you want it bigger.  [austrailian] "That's not a knife, mate.  This is a knife." [/aus]

THIS is a knife  :D :D


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