AfricaHunting.com Hunting Knives

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  1. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    During a conversation with Jerome a while back the subject of a forum knife was raised. The design parameters were for a compact every day use and carry knife that would also be up to dressing animals when oportunity arrose. It was to be of simple carbon steel and have wood scales with brass pins and a lanyard tube in a horizontal cross draw sheath, although there is a standard vertical carry sheath as an option. It was to be marked in a way to connect with the forum so a stamp with the AfricaHunting.com logo was ordered for the sheath to be marked as such. The idea was to show our membership and promotion of this forum which offers so much to us as members in the way of valuable shared information on so many subjects related to our passion for the hunting life we all lead in one way or another.
    After many discussions, drawings and concept knives this little knife is now ready to be offered for sale.

    The knife is an EDC (every day carry) knife made from 1/8 inch/3.2mm carbon steel.
    7 1/4 inches /182mm overall length with 3 inch/75mm blade.
    It has Australian blackwood handle scales with brass pins and lanyard tube.
    The sheath is a horizontal carry in 1/8 in/3.2mm cow hide worn on the left side of the belt buckle for a right handed person. It will comfortably except a belt 1 3/4/ 45mm wide.
    A standard vertical carry sheath is an option instead of the horizontal sheath with left and right handed sheaths of either style being are offered.

    These will be made here and shipped from my home in South Otago, New Zealand. I am 65 and a retired cabinet maker/house builder with a farming background and have been "making things" for as long as I can remember with knives and rifle stocks (among various other projects) being the main focus for many years now.
    Generally I would expect to be able to ship a knife within a matter of weeks but being a one man band this will depend on the order book, with shipping to the US generally taking 10-14 days.

    I havent had a complaint so far concerning my knives but offer a refund or replacment for any defect that I somehow miss in my final inspection or that emerges within the normal non abisive use of the knife. These knives are handmade, so perfection is not part of the claim but carefull hand crafting is with general care in thier use and maintainence being expected from the end user.
    Ordering is through my email vongruff@gmail.com which is also my paypal address for payment when the knife is ready to ship.
    Price is US$170 plus $25 shipping.

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  2. AfricaHunting.com

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    Garry, Thank you for creating this great utilitarian knife in honor of our community. I much enjoyed talking with you and going through the process of creating this knife. By the way this commemorative knife is just to benefit Garry and his small custom knife business as he wanted to do something for our community who he has been a member of since 2009. I really liked the knives that he has shared so far and posted on the site and I thought that creating an AH knife sounded like a great idea. I hope some of you guys will agree and want to add this cool knife to your gear kit. I would love to see some pictures of the knife in action from anyone who wants to share.
     
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  3. CAustin

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    Good looking knife sir!
     

  4. billc

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    very nice.
     

  5. Pheroze

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    I love it!
     

  6. brandondd24

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    Ordered mine today, Christmas present to myself!
    Thanks for offering this @Von Gruff!
     
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  7. K-man

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    Good looking knife and great idea! If I got one ordered soon would it be available as a door prize for the AH dinner in Dallas? I think I could make that donation.
     
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  8. brandondd24

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    Very nice offer kman!
     

  9. Von Gruff

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    @K-man that is a great idea. If that is the Jan 5th dinner then yes, it would be ready in plenty of time and I will take $50 off the price as my contribution to the door prize so email me to place the order if you want to go ahead with it. vongruff@gmail.com

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  10. Shootist43

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    Garry, I'm very pleased with both of the knives I purchased from you. I hope this new series goes over big with AH members.
     

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    E-mail sent. If it doesn't go through let me know. Sounds like a plan.
     
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  12. Von Gruff

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    Will do
     

  13. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    There is going to be another in the AH knife series soon.

    The thread was titled as the AH hunting knife when the initial EDC/small game knife was offered but a big game version will be available soon. Similar handle shape with buffalo horn bolster and a 4 1/2 inch blade with a bit more belly suitable for the big stuff.
     

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    Very nice and impressive.
     

  15. cem rona ergin

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    Very nice .. I am impressed .. time for a bowie design ?
     

  16. Von Gruff

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    @cem rona ergin , I have done a couple of hunting bowies styled knives from farriers rasps for friends, although the style seems counterintuitive to me as a hunting knife, but then how others use a knife and the style that suits them is what makes this such an interesting thing to be doing. I may make another one and offer it on my other thread so if you want one then contact me with your preferences
     
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  17. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    This is the new AfricaHunting.com big gane hunting knife with the smaller EDC knife that was introduced first.

    It has buffalo horn bolsters and the blackwood handles of the EDC knife. 4 1/2 in x .15 carbon steel blade and 9 1/2 inches over all.

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    The EDC with both sheath options and the big game knife with its sheath

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  18. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    Christmas special.

    I have three of the smaller EDC forum knives that I will reduce the price for a Christmas special to US$150 plus $25 shipping. They will go to the first three "I'll take it" with sheath preference (right or left hand in vertical or crossdraw)
     

  19. Royal27

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    What's the price on the bigger knife ? Did I miss it ?
     

  20. Von Gruff

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