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    custom knives...cost etc

    Have been thinking of buying a svord, i like the carbon steel and handcrafted look

    Question then, could a knifemaker make one similar, carbon steel or similar, simple wooden handle?
    Looking for a general purpose allrounder something along the lines of a slightly curved boneing knife that will skin/bone out, easy to cut out bung holes and mayby stick a pig if the sticker was left behind.Not looking for pretty, steel and wood is pretty to me
    A custom budget knife... go on give us a price...
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    $300-$350 should see you right I reckon, depending on wood choice
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    He said steel not gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    He said steel not gold.
    :grin: Thats what a Steve Wheeler knife would set you back (well a couple years back thats what the one I bought cost... from memory $280?)
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    Have emailed svord for some prices. Um yea little bit more than i was thinking
    Gorse or manuka if the timber is right and a little bit of rusty steel laying about round the back of the shed with a little history... such and such saw mill blade or giant disc then add a little craftmanship. Time is money and i realise they don't make themselves...

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    Got the wood?

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    No, plenty growing on the farm though. Have got some 100yr old Kauri from a old villa that was once also a knoc shop.Not sure if Kauri is any good...
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    Going to order a svord economy boner $99

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    That first one looks bloody good.

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    Johstone from blackbird valley in Nelson makes a good knife for a reasonable price. He uses some recycled steel, saw blades files etc.The one on the left is one of his and IIRC its from a leaf spring off a mazda ute.It wont hold an edge like the svord on the right, 370bb i found on TM,but its not to bad. Beach burr handle gets thicker towards the back which I like.Name:  PC140159.jpg
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    steve wheeler all the way the best in the business in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonhunt View Post
    No, plenty growing on the farm though. Have got some 100yr old Kauri from a old villa that was once also a knoc shop.Not sure if Kauri is any good...
    Get your knife made from that old knock shop , " the last bonner "
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    John Worthington, a forum member, makes excellent knives. I have had a couple off him.
    I have one that has done a lot of work when doing venison and it is a good as the day I got it off him.
    It is easy to keep sharp which is a plus for me as I struggle with the simple art of sharpening a knife. You can dress out 20+ animals before it needs a tickle up on a steel. Valuable bit of kit when you were doing 40+ animals a day.
    He made me one with a plastic handle that looks like wood. Wooden handled ones do not last long in the game no matter how anal you are at maintaining it.
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    Did you work on the choppers R93?

 

 

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