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    CITY BORN COUNTRY RAISED WHEELIN REBEL quadhunter260's Avatar
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    Nz Knifemakers

    Ive got my dads old greenriver bushmans friend knife carbon steel wooden handle etc

    Was wondering if there be any knife makers prefrebly north island that possibly make me a copy of it i know to some they just boring basic cheap knives

    Its my 40th next year so thought a copy of dads knife be cool pressy to myself

    Cheers Muz

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    Hi there, there are quite a few of us around, I would be happy to do it, I can also recommend a few others as well, some in the north island, some in the South Island, for instance Ripi knives in the South Island is on this forum (Jim Worthington) and is an excellent knife maker.

    If I as to replicate the knife I would need either a paper copy that’s very accurate (trace it onto paper then send it to me, along with the width of the steel and the handle etc) or the knife in question to be able to get a good idea of the size.

    The other option is to treat yourself to a custom knife from one of us.

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    I have a couple from Gary
    Home Page - www.vongruffknives.com
    like most makers I suspect he will make a good job of whatever you want him to make
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    +1 for John Worthington. He did a great custom knife for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadhunter260 View Post
    Ive got my dads old greenriver bushmans friend knife carbon steel wooden handle etc

    Was wondering if there be any knife makers prefrebly north island that possibly make me a copy of it i know to some they just boring basic cheap knives

    Its my 40th next year so thought a copy of dads knife be cool pressy to myself

    Cheers Muz
    Is it like the middle one in this picture? from rusknife.com

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    Yup it is however handle different and no embossing on blade

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    There's a ton of fantastic knife makers for you to choose from

    Brent Sandow
    Leif Haseltine
    Uta Alexander
    Shea Stackhouse
    John Worthington

    We recently had the Auckland Knife Show and there about 35 makers there
    You can have a look at the photos here
    Perhaps get an idea of who makes what style etc

    Good luck with your project, its a fantastic idea!
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    Cheers for the replies fullas regards Muz

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    hi muz if you want to send me the knife i can make you a replacement no charge.it would be fun to do something carbon steel and simpler for a change.
    cheers john
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    Quote Originally Posted by john worthington View Post
    hi muz if you want to send me the knife i can make you a replacement no charge.it would be fun to do something carbon steel and simpler for a change.
    cheers john
    hey John, I have this old knife banging around the cupboard..........

    mighty magnanimous offer there John, great stuff mate!
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    hi terry your old knife probably has a san mai blade and a titanium handle im sure i could make a wood handle and carbon saw blade copy for you do you want a patina or rust finish
    cheers john
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    Im still looking for the knife was put away for safe keeping god my dad has draws of shit hahahahaha

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    go for a well deserved holiday:

    https://barrytownknifemaking.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by john worthington View Post
    hi terry your old knife probably has a san mai blade and a titanium handle im sure i could make a wood handle and carbon saw blade copy for you do you want a patina or rust finish
    cheers john
    Or just paint it pink? great offer John!
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