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    The new knife

    Well itís not a new knife. Itís just never been hunting before. Thereís a few reasons for that. The price I paid for it and the uniqueness of it come into it. Mainly though superstition. Iíve always had a thing that if a new knife doesnít get blooded on a hunt itís bad luck and itís got to go. Being in the middle of moving I couldnít find old faithful so the pressure was on.
    I brought this off Tikka7mm08 quite a few moons ago. It was hand crafted by ex nzfs culler Bill Nikl.
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    To double the pressure I was under the only way I was going hunting was if mr 6 1/2 tagged along. So with enough gear to sink the queen Mary on my back off we wandered into the bush to check out a clearing on dark. Having a running commentary the whole way is not conducive to easy deer stalking. Any way we made camp had some tea and headed out stalking at 8pm. The first deer we spooked was already running. They donít like snapping sticks. The second one was not hanging around for ď look dad there is one ď. After another wee pep chat we got lucky right on last light. I shot this hind off my knees at 60 yds at 9:50 pm. The excitement levels really ramped up.
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    Needless to say there wasnít a lot of sleep had last night between the hound being in the tent and the chit chat.
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    Any way job done. The meats at the butchers the dog and the boy are having some zzzzís. The knifes safe and Iím cleaning up.

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    How many moons we talking? He had a few of those knives, and Iíd like one as theyíll never be blooded under his ownership


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    How many moons we talking? He had a few of those knives, and I’d like one as they’ll never be blooded under his ownership


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    5 or 6 years ago I think

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    Well done, eventually the kids get a bit quieter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Well done, eventually the kids get a bit quieter.
    with the chit chat maybe , but my lad still seems to think he is playing 'the floor is lava' and seemingly stands on every bit of wood he can find rather than nice quiet solid ground....

    cool story Nathan and lots more memorable hunts to come with the lad .

    One day soon (they grow so fast) he will be able to carry his share of the burden too which will make your time together even more enjoyable!
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    How was the knife had thought about getting one but no response to emails or phone.

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    On ya Dad.
    Hind looks fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erniec View Post
    How was the knife had thought about getting one but no response to emails or phone.
    Yeah unreal. Sharp as. Made quick work of the butchery including skinning and boning. A quick touch with the steel and it was shaving hair off my forearm again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
    On ya Dad.
    Hind looks fat.
    Yea in very good nick

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    Good hunt with the young fella, the years will go by quickly so enjoy them while you can. That's a pretty smart looking knife also, I imagine it will stay in your kit now it's been bloodied.
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    Good stuff , I have one very similar , nice knives for sure , is Bill still making knives I wonder ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftx325 View Post
    with the chit chat maybe , but my lad still seems to think he is playing 'the floor is lava' and seemingly stands on every bit of wood he can find rather than nice quiet solid ground....

    cool story Nathan and lots more memorable hunts to come with the lad .

    One day soon (they grow so fast) he will be able to carry his share of the burden too which will make your time together even more enjoyable!
    hunt him barefoot....it solves that issue quick smartly......and will slow him down too.


    awesome looking knife,Ive just gone back to what I started out with....same shape as green river bushmans friend....they just feel right for me,no matter what the job.
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    That was good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
    Good stuff , I have one very similar , nice knives for sure , is Bill still making knives I wonder ?
    I’m unsure. He must be getting on in years now

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    Beautiful knife and some real history there if you have read Philip Holdens books. Great story, good memories, good times!!
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