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We have a few good knifemakers on this side of the pond, who not as famous as the US heavy weight names do produce an excellent knife at a very attractive price point.

My personal favourite is a man whom I have the honour of calling a friend, Guy Stainthorp.

He has been making knives for a decade now, since leaving the Armed Forces and as a countryman and hunter knows how to make a knife that is as purposeful as it is good looking.

A few from my own collection:



These are a pair of titanium framed, CPM154CM and Damasteel bladed folding knives.

The one at the front is the working stiff and is a frame locker whereas the one at the back is a specialty of Guy's called a "pinch-lock" where the blade is held open by the two titanium leave on either side but not locked to comply without out knife carry laws.

The following is my own personal hunting knife, made to my specifications in S90V with desert Ironwood laminated over grey micarta.

The intention was to have the ironwood chequered but the more i played with the more i thought it would be better to leave the damn thing alone and not bugger up the purity of the design! Big Grin








This puppy has gutted 11 deer in culling situations without needing a touch up on the stone, that included head and feet.

Finally the "workhorse" fixed blade for when you need something that can be rode hard and put away wet:


ZDP189, Guy's signature grip texturing on the scale and a kydex sheath. At this hardness the blade does many deer before it needs sharpening.

This blade's genesis was Guy's experiences hunting deer, although the shape looks a little strange at first it perfect for gutting with the design allowing blade up or blade down holding and choking well up the blade to maintain precision control












I would welcome your comments chaps. Smiler
 
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Amir,

Gonna have a hard time waiting to try one!

ya!

GWB
 
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Amir,

Gonna have a hard time waiting to try one!

ya!

GWB


Cheers Geedub, I will do my best but the man has developed a bit of a waiting list in recent years... Wink


For you my friend, I will try and sort something out.

He generally lists the knives he makes for stock on his website:

http://www.stainthorpknives.co.uk/
 
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Amir,

I'm patient.

Waited 10 years on one rifle and 15 on another.

Don't know if I have that many left, but you do know that it is a scientifically proven fact that folks that have the most birtdays live the longest.

ya!

GWB
 
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Anything worth having is worth waiting for.

Those are great knives. You treasure them, and well you should. But remember, some day after you are gone a freckle faced kid will be cleaning fish and tightening screws with them. faint




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Amir,

I'm patient.

Waited 10 years on one rifle and 15 on another.

Don't know if I have that many left, but you do know that it is a scientifically proven fact that folks that have the most birtdays live the longest.

ya!

GWB


I salute your indefatigability sir! Big Grin
 
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Anything worth having is worth waiting for.

Those are great knives. You treasure them, and well you should. But remember, some day after you are gone a freckle faced kid will be cleaning fish and tightening screws with them. faint




Big Grin

Thank you for your kind words but no kids yet and no plans for any either! Big Grin
 
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