This thread is about the knives I designed for the Africa hunting forum with the A H logo on them. There are other threads for other knife discussions. Oh and welcome to the forum
I haven't never had another Buck knife in my life, but I believe people who say that this Buck model is the best-selling and best "all-around" knife.
Sure they lost some quality when they launched manugacturing in China. But the 110 Hunter is made in Idaho and I guess all US made knives work well.
@Von GruffDuring 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 firstname.lastname@example.org which is also my paypal address for payment when the knife is ready to ship.
Price is US$170 plus $25 shipping.
A short video to show the knife and sheath
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Happy to indulge another with a retirement gift to themselves. I did the same but with a folderThat is some beautiful handiwork on your knifes, I may (will) have to save up for one, I have always preferred the horizontal sheath it works better canoeing as well, I think that I just found a retirement gift to myself
But it is a using knife and gets to prove itself most days and if it was all I had, it would serve to sort an animal if need be. Afterall is said and done, it has the same length blade as the Africa Hunting EDC, so we are both on the same page when it comes to the small daily use knife. No reason it cant look good while doing so and that is the beauty of ordering a knife to your own specs as you can have it as fancy as you want it within the parameters of available material, or you can select the plain jane knife ,and in the case of the AH EDC,(and all the knives I make) they all have the same care going into the blade which is the main function of the knife with the rest just adding personality to the piece.i see you went for something basic and fundamental garry.