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Offline Dano

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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #100 on: October 24, 2017, 07:36:19 PM »
Hope it is ok if I steal your idea?



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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2017, 01:05:08 PM »
Really Really nice Sarge!  When you get brave enough for a passaround I call first dibs! 
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #102 on: October 26, 2017, 03:30:34 PM »
Little late in the game for that OE. 
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #103 on: October 26, 2017, 06:01:32 PM »
Little late in the game for that OE. 
Yeah......no cuttin' in line! >:(
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #104 on: October 26, 2017, 08:44:13 PM »
You guys are all business! LOL
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #105 on: October 26, 2017, 08:48:52 PM »
I do believe that's the first time I ever heard that being said of me. :shrug:  :lol:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #106 on: October 26, 2017, 09:21:05 PM »
I do believe that's the first time I ever heard that being said of me. :shrug:  :lol:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #107 on: October 26, 2017, 09:26:49 PM »
Well, I got it sharpened and finished the sheath for it.


It cuts like the second one so I'm pleased with it.





Now, onto #4....

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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #108 on: October 27, 2017, 08:45:05 AM »
Love it!  I really like the slim sheaths that aren't any bigger than they need to be.  That is a great package.  Safe to say you found the right one and can proceed with replicating it?
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2017, 05:43:54 PM »
I like the layard hole & sheath.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #110 on: October 28, 2017, 08:49:58 AM »
Horace and I don't need no steenkin' lanyard holes! :cheers:




........but we both love simple, moulded, pouch-style sheaths with NO retaining straps. :thumbsup:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2017, 10:12:18 AM »
I too like no lanyard holes, fancy pins, or other stuff, on this particular knife.  The sheath is fan *&^%^& ing tastic. 

The reason for the simple approach to this knife is that is replicates an icon knife.  If I had two of them one would be plain and the other could have the mosaic pins and lanyard hole and stuff like that.

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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #112 on: October 28, 2017, 11:48:27 AM »
EXACTLY! :thumbsup:   This IS an ICON knife and doesn't need foofaraw to make it 'better'....it's already better in its original-design simplicity.  Since Sarge is a talented custom knife-maker that has been blessed with a RARE opportunity to measure and photograph an original, he can please EVERYONE that desires extras in theirs  :shrug:.....or for the purists among us O:-) O:-), an even more rare opportunity to own a close-as-humanly-possible copy that hasn't been ed with, or one that has the original design sullied in any way, shape or form! :banana:
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #113 on: October 28, 2017, 02:49:05 PM »
Thanks, guys. I really appreciate the interest in this knife. I am equally as excited by it.

I don't know if Loveless coined the phrase or just repeated it but he's the first I heard say it regarding his classic skinner, "it's everything it needs to be and nothing it doesn't". That has been said about this knife, too.

The original, at a glance, is so simple yet it has much going on. I won't pimp it out too much - just a lanyard tube here ... maybe a mosaic pin there. Same with the sheath. I think I like the latest one best thus far - simple, minimal, etc. Again "it's everything it needs to be and nothing it doesn't".

Knife #2 is probably the best cutting knife I've made to date. Knife #3 should be very close (geometry wise) - I just haven't used it as much. Put Knife #2 through the paces at a recent outing - several of us cut, chopped, shaved, whittled, and batoned hickory all weekend. I only stropped it once or twice the whole time. Not bad for saw blade mystery metal. I'm quite pleased with it.

I'll get #4 under way asap.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #114 on: October 28, 2017, 03:47:45 PM »
Thanks for that update Sarge.  Those of us on the "where is mine?" list are pleased as punch with the progress you are making.

I like what Loveless said about particular knives.  Spot on.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #115 on: October 31, 2017, 05:25:07 PM »
well once again i'v been inspired by sarge's work to do my own set
of kepharts, a few because i dont want to do all of them in black walnut, just 2.
the rest will be other types of wood, but no lanyard holes and all will use
brass cutlery pins. as of today i have 4 in the works. i really like
some of the wood i'll be using. and i hope to show them.
btw, i hope this is'nt conciderd hijacking the thread in anyway.
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Re: Colclesser Project WIP
« Reply #116 on: October 31, 2017, 06:25:19 PM »
btw, i hope this is'nt conciderd hijacking the thread in anyway.

Take it from the King of Hijackers.....it ain't! :lol:
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