Knives are dangerous and compelling to me
Well the drop point is a very basic knife..especially for a custom made one But i bought it just because it was basic. The blade is substantial and heavy enough for real work. The others are a bit lighter and not suited for elk etc. I have another custom made knife that is a nice skinner and it is in a custom made sheath that actually has a patent. Will try to post a pic of it. It really doesn't look used but I have used it on at least 25 deer over the years. It was made by a fellow in Md(in the late 80s??) that worked full time for Delta Airlines(I think) and it was the first one he ever put his name on according to him.. I had another he made but gave it to a good friend. The last of the kinda custom knives I have are my father in laws Sikes/Fairbairn issued to him in 1940 or so when he was assigned to the Brit commandos and a Randall made that I had in Viet Nam. I think both are worth a fair amount and reside in a safety deposit box with my old Original Colt revolvers..A Navy Colt and 1860 Army and a 31 cal Baby Dragoon Will try to post a pic of the skinner as it is right in front of me. As you can see I really don't go in for big knives. The sheath for this knife was covered with tanned deerskin from one I shot back in the late 80's. First one i ever tanned and it came out pretty good. The fellow that made the sheath used half of that deer hide for sheaths. I even have one he made for a Buck Folding Hunter..somewhere around here...or maybe my daughter has it
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Last edited by skeet; 03-26-2012 at 11:02 PM.