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Old 04-03-2023, 06:32 PM
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Very nice looking knife. Chuck.
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Old 04-03-2023, 06:57 PM
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Beautiful. How does it compare in quality to your crotts? What steel did you choose?
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Old 04-03-2023, 07:14 PM
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It is magnacut. The knife is very well made for sure. The steel work and grind are extremely good.
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Old 04-03-2023, 07:24 PM
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Crotts is still not taking any orders. I saw a couple of his knives in MaganCut (finally) drop at the Fort, so I asked and dice. You, fellas, got him pretty busy, haha.
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Old 04-03-2023, 07:35 PM
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Also, if anyone is interested, I saw the other day Canadian Tire has Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite knifes on sale for $30:



As well as these Buck folders:

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Old 04-03-2023, 08:53 PM
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Very sharp looking 😀😀
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Old 04-03-2023, 09:01 PM
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It is magnacut. The knife is very well made for sure. The steel work and grind are extremely good.
I have been very pleased with mine. Congrats on a fantastic piece of kit. Hope you get to use it on a bear this spring.
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Old 04-06-2023, 10:07 AM
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Some really nice knives happening here fellas. Congratulations on all the nice knives!

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Old 04-06-2023, 10:16 AM
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I also took delivery of a new knife from Rick Menefee this week. His Dumpling model. I originally had spalted maple scales, but they started developing cracks. Likely still some moisture in there before it was stabilized.

Enough wood for me. We decided to go a completely different direction. Jigged black Micarta. On this knife, the blade is a2, so to get out ahead of it developing a patina on its own, I had Rick acid etch the whole blade.

I am very very happy with this knife, as Menefee is a badass knifemaker, his grinds, tapers, and swedges just show a crazy amount of skill.

My next knife will be from Mr Chisan, as it's time to support Canadian, and Pathfinder's turned out just excellent too.



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Old 04-06-2023, 10:36 AM
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Looks great! You will like a Chisan knife!

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I also took delivery of a new knife from Rick Menefee this week. His Dumpling model. I originally had spalted maple scales, but they started developing cracks. Likely still some moisture in there before it was stabilized.

Enough wood for me. We decided to go a completely different direction. Jigged black Micarta. On this knife, the blade is a2, so to get out ahead of it developing a patina on its own, I had Rick acid etch the whole blade.

I am very very happy with this knife, as Menefee is a badass knifemaker, his grinds, tapers, and swedges just show a crazy amount of skill.

My next knife will be from Mr Chisan, as it's time to support Canadian, and Pathfinder's turned out just excellent too.



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Old 04-06-2023, 11:29 AM
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Slick knife, sns. I really like the design. I just really donít get the A2 part
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Old 04-06-2023, 01:10 PM
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Here is one I got a few months ago as an early b day gift. Itís made by Tops, itís a smaller version of their bushcraft knife called the BOB. Itís not necessarily designed with hunting in mind but it would work. I really like the handle and overall feel of the knife, well made sheath also. Iíve been using it for an edc. Made of 1095 carbon steel.
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Old 04-06-2023, 06:44 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, how long/wide/thick is the blade SNS2?

Looks very nice!...
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Old 04-06-2023, 07:40 PM
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I also took delivery of a new knife from Rick Menefee this week. His Dumpling model. I originally had spalted maple scales, but they started developing cracks. Likely still some moisture in there before it was stabilized.

Enough wood for me. We decided to go a completely different direction. Jigged black Micarta. On this knife, the blade is a2, so to get out ahead of it developing a patina on its own, I had Rick acid etch the whole blade.

I am very very happy with this knife, as Menefee is a badass knifemaker, his grinds, tapers, and swedges just show a crazy amount of skill.

My next knife will be from Mr Chisan, as it's time to support Canadian, and Pathfinder's turned out just excellent too.



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That looks like a pretty wicked boning knife! A2 is going to work just fine, excellent knife steel that holds its edge fantastic. It's the mainstay from BARK RIVER AND lt. Wright for a reason. Really happy with my knife from Clint, and would recommend to others.

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That looks like a pretty wicked boning knife! A2 is going to work just fine, excellent knife steel that holds its edge fantastic. It's the mainstay from BARK RIVER AND lt. Wright for a reason. Really happy with my knife from Clint, and would recommend to others.

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Old 04-09-2023, 12:05 PM
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I have had good luck with his email. I am sure some of the more recent buyers will have his cell number?

Knife maker, Clint Chisan lives in Strathmore... cchisan@telus.net

Search his name here on AO....

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Old 04-09-2023, 01:09 PM
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Slick knife, sns. I really like the design. I just really donít get the A2 part
I am curious by nature and enjoy experiencing new things myself. Thus I donít keep guns for any length of time because I wanna try something new all the time. I chose a2 because it is one of the things the maker is known for. He is a good old boy from Oklahoma, and his knives are very much based off historical patterns, with this one being a take on an earlier Tony Bose design. If I am getting a knife from a good old boy, based on a design from the past, using a modern super steel is the least of my concern because in my thinking it would be out of whack. Now, if I didnít look after my gear, a2 would not have been an option. Iíd have gone 154cm, as I did for my sonís knife from Menefee, as that is the only stainless he uses. It was a real debate, donít get me wrong. However, the knife staying sharp for four big game critters is not important to me because I enjoy sharpening now, and donít see it as being that onerous. Plus, I never have to skin 4 at a time. Another reason was that the maker, like Dozier and his stepson Dan Crottswith D2, feels he has a heat treat unique to him that coaxes more out of a2 than the average bear can. It also takes a wicked sharp edge in a jiffy. Finally, it is a very tough steel, and so I wonít be nearly as fraud of chipping it if I am riding bone or separating joints.

As many of us have learned in this knife journey, edge retention is only one variable to consider. An important one surely, but still only one variable.

Hope I was coherent in my explanation.

My next custom will likely be a modern stainless.
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Old 04-10-2023, 09:54 AM
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Check out the hunting items in buy and sell, he has one for sale
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Old 04-10-2023, 10:59 AM
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Check out the hunting items in buy and sell, he has one for sale
Someone should buy those knives
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Old 04-10-2023, 02:24 PM
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Someone should buy those knives
Iím thinking someone did
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Old 04-10-2023, 02:29 PM
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Someone should buy those knives
Iíd have been all over one of them if I wasnít already impatiently waiting for one thatís in the mail
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Old 04-10-2023, 07:47 PM
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I picked up a skinning knife in New Zealand 50 years ago. It was a model used by sheep ranchers to skin any dead sheep they came across while checking their herds. They could at least sell the hides. The sheep had lots of twigs and crap stuck in their fleece and this knife held its edge for the task. It came with a heavy duty leather sheath and also a steel. I have used it on almost everything I have shot since then. Never needed anything else, although I now pack an Outdoor Edge Swingblade and have bought Swingblades for both my kids.
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Old 04-10-2023, 09:38 PM
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cchisan@telus.net

This is his email. Not sure if he has a website, or anything online.

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Old 04-11-2023, 06:55 PM
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I made a sheath this week.



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Old 04-11-2023, 07:16 PM
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Great work Chuck. Very nice knife.
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Old 04-11-2023, 07:27 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2023, 08:58 PM
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Nice looking Sheath! for a fine looking knife!

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Old 04-12-2023, 06:29 PM
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I couldnít help myself. Oh boy.

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Old 04-12-2023, 06:33 PM
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I couldnít help myself. Oh boy.

You sure you donít have too many?
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