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Ideas for a custom knife?

Postby DutchBlades » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:40 am

I wanted to get my first non-production custom knife.
Help me out with some cool ideas wich aren't $800+ knifes :D
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby eric m. » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:09 am

Fixed blade-Randall Knives in Florida! :)

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Postby Buendia518 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:39 am

You could always pick up a 110v mule and have the custom work done.

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:30 am

Since you're looking for suggestions, it would appear that you don't have very specific ideas of what you want in a custom, other than ""something that doesn't look like everyone else's knife. So, if you like Spydercos, you might want to consider finding someone to customize a model you know you like. To my way of thinking, you get the best of both worlds that way, a knife you know you're going to like and want to use, and one that's not only unique, but uniquely yours.
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Postby tvenuto » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:25 am

I second Paul's suggestion. A bit of a regrind, or some custom scales can scratch that itch.

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Postby BT-Blades » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:31 am

Jake Hoback is doing a mid-tech Kawaiback. I have a friend that is in his books. He said he's going to close them sometime this week though.
http://www.jakehobackknives.com/

You can Youtube it to see the knife. Jim Skeleton has a good vid out about it.

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Postby BT-Blades » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:36 am

Other customs knives I've been interested in are Will Moon's MK6 or MK7. And Jason Clark's Tanto or Clip point flippers.
https://www.willmooncustomknives.com/index.php/mark-6/

http://clarkcustomknives.com/Home.php

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Postby nccole » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:55 am

Ray Laconico Jasmine flipper. If you like a clean perfectly executed folder he's your man.

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Postby Strong-Dog » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:45 am

look in the custom section on GPKnives to get some ideas
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Postby sal » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:52 am

Thnere re also a number of custom makers that are licenced to use our trademarked round hole and make some very nice customs with hole openers.

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Postby nccole » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:05 pm

sal wrote:Thnere re also a number of custom makers that are licenced to use our trademarked round hole and make some very nice customs with hole openers.

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Is there a compiled list of said makers? I would like to see them and consider them since they are respectful and pay to use the round hole.

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Postby NoFair » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:23 pm

Howard Viele, Marcin Slysz and Sacha Thiel All do the round hole and make gorgeous knives

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Postby Stuart Ackerman » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:27 pm

A list I have from 2011...


Sacha Thiel
Tim Wegner
Jens Anso
Pat Crawford
Les George
Andre DeVilliers
Howard Viele
Jeremy Krammes
Shane Sibert
Bob Lum
Mark Terrell
Brad Southard
Deviant Knives
Mikkel Willumsen
Burchtree
Allen Elishewitz
Mick Strider
Steve Ryan
Charles Marlowe
AT Barr

Do not if they are still paying for the licence, though?

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Postby Stuart Ackerman » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:28 pm

And from wikipedia today...


Alexandru Diaconescu
William F. Moran[19]
Bob Lum[20]
Bob Terzuola[21]
Brad Southard
Bram Frank
Butch Vallotton[22]
Chad Los Banos
Chris Claycombe
D'Alton Holder[23]
Ed Scott[24]
Ed Schempp[25]
Eduard Bradichansky[20]
Ernest Emerson[26]
Fred Perrin[27]
Frank Centofante[28]
Gayle Bradley
Howard Viele[29]
James A. Keating[30]
JD Smith[31]
Jess Horn[28]
Jot Singh Khalsa[32]
Ken Onion
Laci Szabo[33]
Massad Ayoob[34]
Michael Janich[35]
Michael Walker[36]
Mike Snody[35]
Peter Herbst
Philippe Perotti
R.J. Martin
Ralph Turnbull
Sacha Thiel
Szabo Laszlo
Tim Wegner[32]
Tim Zowada[37]
Wayne Goddard[36]
Warren Thomas[38]

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Postby gijoe945 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:50 pm

Personal experience with Charles Marlowe. Great personality, knifemaker and business man.

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Postby Officer Gigglez » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:06 pm

If you want to do it yourself, Jantz Supply is a great place do get the supplies and parts you need.
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Postby raven » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:08 pm

To mention a few more:

Rick Hinderer - He just came up with a few new models for 2014 with some interesting blade shapes and grinds. A lot of his knives are "mid-tech", but he also does some full customs.

GTC Knives- Always something different and interesting blade grinds

Curtiss Knives - Bomb Proof Knives that are smooth opening.

Calavera Cutlery (Jeremy Robertson)
Turpin Knives
Kingdom Armory
G & G Hawk Knives (Grant and Gavin Hawk)
Rexford Knives
Fitz Knives
S.K. Knives (Steve Kelly)
WDZ Knives (Zermeno Knives)
Burchtree Bladeworks
Fellhoelter Knifewerks

Hope this can give you some other options... Take Good Care, Good Luck, and Be Safe Always.

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Postby DutchBlades » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:40 pm

The Deacon wrote:Since you're looking for suggestions, it would appear that you don't have very specific ideas of what you want in a custom, other than ""something that doesn't look like everyone else's knife. So, if you like Spydercos, you might want to consider finding someone to customize a model you know you like. To my way of thinking, you get the best of both worlds that way, a knife you know you're going to like and want to use, and one that's not only unique, but uniquely yours.
Stil want a really nice Santa Fe Stoneworks one... BADLY :p Have an Endura 4 done by them, but not super nice...
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby DutchBlades » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:43 pm

Pimping a Spyderco might be the best option... MK6 is really really nice too though :p I should've won the contest from Jim Skelton >.<
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby Holland » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:53 pm

Pimping spydercos is always a fun thing to do :)
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