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Knife and Tool Discussion => Custom Knives => Topic started by: marchone on April 23, 2019, 09:33:06 AM

Title: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: marchone on April 23, 2019, 09:33:06 AM
Here is another from Sarge's first batch of Ethan Becker's Colclesser Kephart copies.  I want to thank Blades & Bushlore for access to the info I gleaned to reach out to him and order one. He has been a true pleasure to work with.  He was communicative, polite, and met his stated time frame.

There are many Kephart inspired knives available now. Sarge's is the truest museum replica to date.  The blade's double convex cross section and handle configuration follows the original better than any other.

(https://i.imgur.com/HjYIjLU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2Cnctm3.jpg)

The photo below is of the Becker Colclesser knife and an early one of Sarge's series of 12 knives.  Anyone following the story here will know he tweaked details until he was happy by the 5th knife. The man is a master craftsman and a dedicated scholar.  I am thrilled and honored to possess one.

(https://i.imgur.com/bcfBrMj.jpg)

Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: wolfy on April 23, 2019, 06:19:00 PM
VERY NICE POST, marchone!    I couldn't agree more. :cheers:
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: Spyder1958 on April 23, 2019, 08:35:52 PM
Yep, love mine too. Agree 100%
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: wsdstan on April 25, 2019, 09:00:33 AM
I too agree with your assessment of both the Mike and the Kephart he crafts.  I have used mine quite a bit  and am impressed with how versatile it is. 
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: Sarge on April 25, 2019, 12:14:27 PM
Thank you, gentlemen. It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know all of you. You fellas have provided me a great deal of confidence and motivation.

Many thanks!
Mike
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: marchone on October 18, 2019, 03:05:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QGjDWDS.jpg)

McCarter Kephart in action. The bosco wood in Tuscany was like iron. No feathersticks, just batoning.
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: wsdstan on October 18, 2019, 05:30:45 PM
Nice photo of a great knife.
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: Sarge on October 19, 2019, 12:01:32 PM
Nice pic, Marchone. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoyed / are still enjoying your trip.
Title: Re: Another McCarter Kephart
Post by: marchone on October 19, 2019, 02:26:38 PM
It was a great trip. The bosco wood in Tuscany is super hard. Feather sticks were out of the question. But we managed to grill outdoors almost every day. A hatchet came in handy.