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Offline wsdstan

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Wick Ellerbe knife
« on: August 07, 2018, 04:08:17 PM »
Wick Ellerbe is a knifemaker who lives in Florida.  He isn't taking orders these days after first having too many to deal with and then having a house fire.  So the only place to get them is the secondary market.  Wick makes knives in a lot of different styles but all representing the Colonial time period in America.  Recently a collector put up a lot of edged items on Contemporary Long Rifle association's page.  I was able to get one of them.

It is a 4 1/2" blade, bone handle and a patina.  He used a lot of different steel when making knives such as files and blanks of 01.  I don't know what this one was but it is sharp and seems to hold a good edge.  The leather sheath is very well made and with the bead work and small tufts of red hair held by brass cones it is different.  Wick made a lot of smaller knives with that basic sheath design.  This one has a woven neck lanyard and feels good around ones neck.  It will make a good patch knife for my flintlock trade rifle. 






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Re: Wick Ellerbe knife
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 05:10:58 PM »
I'm not sure but I think Hushnel scored a Wick Damascas blade at a rendezvous here in FL years ago.  Man, I was standing right there... a neck knife of beauty.  Opportunity lost. 
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Re: Wick Ellerbe knife
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 05:25:26 PM »
That's a beauty. Congratulations.

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Re: Wick Ellerbe knife
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 06:07:56 PM »
I love it. Congrats!
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Re: Wick Ellerbe knife
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 07:41:10 AM »

  All I can say is "Nice",  you done good.
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