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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:28 pm
Let's see those rare or custom blades...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:29 pm
Here's one I've had since I was a kid. It was bought off a local knife peddler. Not much information on it other than it's old and it was made in Spain in their signature bull horn style. I've always thought it was really cool...


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Blade length: 9.5"
OAL: 21.75"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:13 pm
Real nice find Sniper...

That is a 18th century style Curro folding knife made for generations by the Muela family of Spain. It utilizes a thumb catch atop the handle for unlocking the blade. Those knives usually have genuine Bullhorn or Red Stag antler for the handle materials with Moly-Vanadium stainless steel blades. The etching on the blade is really unique...and contains the word Toledo.

Toledo has been a traditional sword-making, steel-working center since about 500 BC, and came to the attention of Rome when used by Hannibal in the Punic Wars. Soon, it became a standard source of weaponry for Roman Legions.

Toledo steel was famed for its very high quality alloy, whereas Damascene steel, a competitor from the Middle Ages on, was famed for a specific metal-working technique.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:38 pm
One of my favorites...

Hen & Rooster Bowie...16" of steel from Toledo, Spain...genuine stag grip.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:40 pm
I really like the looks of this one...wicked blade, yet spartan in design.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:14 pm
I'm still looking for a WW I trench knife...but, in my travels, I've come across some blades along the same lines...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:17 pm
Here's two Winchester gift sets I received this past Christmas as a stocking stuffer...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:56 pm
Here's a Colt Custom knife from the Franklin Mint that my wife got me for my 40th birthday...among other presents from that day.... ;)

Pictured on the handle is a Colt Thunderer Model 1877...one of the first double action revolvers that Colt ever made. The Thunderer was chambered in .41 Colt, while the other two pistols in that line, the Lightning and the Rainmaker, were chambered in .38 Colt and .32 Colt respectively.

Old West Outlaw John Wesley Hardin frequently used both Lightning and Thunderer versions of the Colt 1877 revolver. Likewise the 1877 Thunderer in .41 caliber was the preferred weapon of Billy the Kid and was his weapon of choice when he was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:57 pm
Here's another Colt sanctioned blade from my collection...this one commemorating the AR15 semi-automatic rifle.

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The AR-15 is based on the 7.62 mm AR-10, designed by Eugene Stoner of the Fairchild ArmaLite corporation. The AR-15 was developed as a lighter, 5.56 mm version of the AR-10. The "AR" in AR-15 comes from the ArmaLite name. ArmaLite's AR-1, AR-5, and some subsequent models were bolt action rifles, the AR-7 a semiautomatic survival rifle and there are shotguns and pistols whose model numbers also include the "AR" prefix.

ArmaLite sold its rights to the AR-10 and AR-15 to Colt in 1959. After a tour by Colt of the Far East, the first sale of AR-15s were made to Malaysia on 30 September 1959 with Colt's manufacture of their first 300 AR-15s in December 1959. Colt marketed the AR-15 rifle to various military services around the world, including the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps. The AR-15 was eventually adopted by the United States military under the designation M16. However, Colt continued to use the AR-15 trademark for its semi-automatic variants which were marketed to civilian and law-enforcement customers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:01 pm
A truly amazing collection of knives you guys have. The craftsmanship on these blades are incredible, thank you for sharing them with us.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:42 pm
Very nice Shooter!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:48 pm
I already posted this one in the m1911 Knives thread, but it's a custom build and one of a kind. I worked with Terry at Ultimate Equipment on this bi-tone m1911 compact folder to pair with my EDC Kimber Ultra CDP II. It came out great and is a perfect match. They both wear officer model Kimber checkered double-diamond rosewood grips and a set of Radiation II grip screws from VZ Grips...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:28 pm
Pretty sharp ( pun intended ) !!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:49 pm
Haha, thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:50 pm
here's my us navy mark 1

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:47 am
Sweet!

Nice one Rip...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:47 am
This is a Damascus blade I bought, I did a bit of shaping and then attached a stag handle. So I guess it can pass as a custom.
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I made this primitive knife from an old file.
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This is a "Watch Case" knife made from a file for prying off the back of a watch case, I was going for a very primitive look
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A small dagger made from a left over scrap of Damascus steel.
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A letter opener I made from a scrap piece of fairly soft steel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:22 pm
Beautiful Sir, just beautiful!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:36 pm
LAZY EYED SNIPER wrote:Here's one I've had since I was a kid. It was bought off a local knife peddler. Not much information on it other than it's old and it was made in Spain in their signature bull horn style. I've always thought it was really cool...


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Blade length: 9.5"
OAL: 21.75"



The knife was really a work of art!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:10 pm
Here's mine I had custom made!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:08 pm
Howdy jiffi and welcome to the club.

That is a great looking knife. Who makes it?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:50 am
It's a mate of mine called Ben Orford excellent knife maker and his wife Lois makes all his leatherwork I was that impressed with it that I also bought a belt and a set of spoon knives and a sloyd knife all excellent quality and not overly priced! Check his website www.benorford.com
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:39 am
He has some good looking knives. The page with knives available...all sold. Lol. Tell your mate he needs to update that. ;)
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He does monthly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:28 pm
Welcome to the Winchester Owners Forum jiffi !!

Your buddy made a beautiful knife...
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