Hunting Knife Pictures

Discussion in 'Hunting Equipment, Gear & Optics' started by bellero, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. bellero

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    I'm curious to see what hunting knives you guys are using in Africa. Feel free to post a pics or two.

    Here's a few of mine for starters;

    San mai with black palm handles by Larry Withrow
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    Whitetail antler handles by Allan Davis
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    A small Nessmuk with amboyna handles by Larry Withrow
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    One of my favorite design, Grohman Canadian belt knife.
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    A knife I gave to a friend as a retirement gift (made by GL Drew)

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    My pre-64 Puma White Hunter
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    Blade with hamon and musk ox horn handles by Bill Akers
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  2. Heym 88

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    + 1 on the Puma White Hunter. Whenever I finally get to Africa I have several White Hunters and two will go with me. One for me, and one as a gift for my PH.
     
  3. bellero

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    I've used it once for gutting and skinning a whitetail deer and found it too big and bulky but it's definitely a quality knife. I guess it was designed for bigger critters. I always carry a box cutter with me if I'm planning on keeping the cape.
     
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    attached pic...
     

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    Here is some knives made in SA.
     

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    Some beautiful knives here. I have only simple working knives... :blush:


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  7. bellero

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    Just got this nice Canadian belt knife by Alan Davis.

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    Very, very nice..$$ ?
     
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    My all time favorite! It is older than I am, German hunting / belt knife. It may not be shiny and pretty, but it fits my hand, takes a beautiful edge, and gets the job done every time! For big jobs (pelvis, branches for blind) I prefer a lightweight folding pruning saw.
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  10. Zulu

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    Very nice knives! Who is the knife maker? I am interested...:)
     
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    ..you'll have to narrow that question down a bit, Bud..
     
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    I've never used a hunting knife in Africa. That's how the skinners earned their wages. I did take this John Foxwell made knife though.

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    Well, I provided Alan with the musk ox horn he used for the handle so that reduced the cost considerably. All in all, I paid $210 USD which is not too bad in my opinion considering genuine DH Russell/Grohmann Canadian belt knives are sold for around $85 CAN and are of lower quality.
     
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    Hi Mauser, who is the knife maker?
     
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    Hi Zulu,

    The knifemaker is Cor van Ellinckhuijzen, he is in the Limpopo province in SA.
     
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    I have never hunted Africa But here is a knife I made for a friend to take on a hunting trip The blade is 1095 and 15N20 in a twist pattern Damascus. Ivory spacer ,with Sambar Stag handle. Blade is 4.3". Guard and fittings are wrought iron.
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    this is going to be my latest hunter
    it was made by miles from on here ,cant wait to put it to work on few deer down here .
    just have to wait for him to make me a set of steak knives and a carving knife and fork set for the cook .
    only has to make me 11 more knives and a fork before l get it
    only ordered them about a week ago so it wont be long
     
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    I like them all, works of art. I really like the knives with the (frosted/tempered) cutting edge. Reminds me of the Japanese Katana's.
     
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    That is a beautiful knife. Very nice work.


     
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    My African hunting knife that just came in today. A Randall model 25 5 inch. I'll either take this or my Puma White Hunter.
     

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