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I really like my Dunn. The cut outs in the handle are perfect to grip the knife without getting in the way or feeling clumsy.


What model is that?
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Small skinner.
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Old 02-23-2022, 04:13 PM
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Old 02-23-2022, 04:49 PM
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Is that the one you just ordered?
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Old 02-23-2022, 04:55 PM
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It is, yes
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I might have a knife or two to sell in 6 months. Lol. I just sold a few to fund this.
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I might have a knife or two to sell in 6 months. Lol. I just sold a few to fund this.
That’s the Frog Bayou Hunter? Dang, she is very nice. I love the mosaic pin. Looks like a very functional design. Classy wood too. Congrats.
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Old 02-23-2022, 06:56 PM
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That’s the Frog Bayou Hunter? Dang, she is very nice. I love the mosaic pin. Looks like a very functional design.
It is. I really like it. Probably would serve as a very functional do everything well hunting knife.
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I’ve shamelessly used coiloil’s knife presentation. But it sure shows a knifes overall presence (size) well.
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It is. I really like it. Probably would serve as a very functional do everything well hunting knife.
I can’t see why not. Super nice. Would you say it is your nicest hunting knife?
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Old 02-23-2022, 07:03 PM
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It is very nice, but Ingram and Dozier knives are nice too. :-) honestly, if I ordered it built it would have micarta scales.
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… honestly, if I ordered it built it would have micarta scales.


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As a former addict… seems you’ve gone down the rabbit hole. Have fun and I hope you find what your looking for.











The two that I never laid my hands on and wanted to try was the elk hunter and buffalo river skinner. There was a guy on cndgunnutz that was selling one of each (might not have sold it either) that I should have bought to try. This is what he had listed a couple years ago.





















They didn’t have the scales I liked but were listed for a good price and already in Canada.

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As a former addict… seems you’ve gone down the rabbit hole. Have fun and I hope you find what your looking for.











The two that I never laid my hands on and wanted to try was the elk hunter and buffalo river skinner. There was a guy on cndgunnutz that was selling one of each (might not have sold it either) that I should have bought to try. This is what he had listed a couple years ago.





















They didn’t have the scales I liked but were listed for a good price and already in Canada.
I just about ordered the Buffalo River at one time.
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Old 02-24-2022, 04:26 PM
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Really nice. That is very Bob Lovelessesque.
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Beyond being a really beautiful hunting knife, what is it?
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Beyond being a really beautiful hunting knife, what is it?
Just a real nice Clint Chisan knife. Loveless drop.
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Just a real nice Clint Chisan knife. Loveless drop.
Really nice.
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Old 02-26-2022, 06:56 AM
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There’s a lot of custom knife makers out there. Do your research. The ones that have built me knives have been great to deal with. But I think if I was to get one last custom it would be made by George Roberts in the Yukon
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Old 02-26-2022, 08:22 AM
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There’s a lot of custom knife makers out there. Do your research. The ones that have built me knives have been great to deal with. But I think if I was to get one last custom it would be made by George Roberts in the Yukon
Some of the other guys have given great descriptions of the performance of the knives they got from their chosen makers. I’d love to hear specifically why you like his skinning knives and how they have performed for you vis a vis holding an edge, ease/difficulty of sharpening etc…. Thanks.
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Some of the other guys have given great descriptions of the performance of the knives they got from their chosen makers. I’d love to hear specifically why you like his skinning knives and how they have performed for you vis a vis holding an edge, ease/difficulty of sharpening etc…. Thanks.
No experience with George roberts knives (bandit blades) only what I’ve read
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Just finished making this one today. Made from a planer blade.

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Well, today I found a couple nice Crotts knives that went up on Arizona Custom Knives a few days ago. It is a newer model they call the Frog Bayou Hunter. It is a nice drop point blade, similar, but still a bit different from the semi-skinner. I asked which blade he felt would cut better, but he did not answer. However, he did send a pic of both blades with the semi skinner being the bottom blade...



I think I am going to stick with the semi skinner based on Coiloil's experience.

Here is a pic of the finished Frog Bayou Hunter.



It is a darn nice knife, and part of me is still tempted, but I will wait.

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I saved the pictures for a CNP knockoff of these two blades.
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I saved the pictures for a CNP knockoff of these two blades.
Excellent. If I made knives, that is what I would do too. Post pics when you are done!
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Just finished making this one today. Made from a planer blade.

Excellent job!

Is that Ultrex Sure Touch material on the scales?

I also really like the Crotts design. Saved it too.

Thanx for sharing...
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Excellent job!

Is that Ultrex Sure Touch material on the scales?

I also really like the Crotts design. Saved it too.

Thanx for sharing...
Scales are G10

The OAL for those Crotts knives is 7.5 inches. Now you have the scale for tracing them out

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Old 02-28-2022, 03:07 PM
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You lads may want to check out Dawson knives as well. He says his 3v steel is superior to D2.
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You lads may want to check out Dawson knives as well. He says his 3v steel is superior to D2.
The steel is one thing, the heat treat is a whole other. What convinced me to try a Crotts is he and Dozier, in many reviews, are reputed to be absolute geniuses at heat treating D2. I have 3v knives and S30V to compare it to so it will be easy to tell if their knives live up to their reputations.
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