The Knife of Man's Desiring

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The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:51 pm

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L’Armor Mariner's knife. In the town of Thieres, France—the knife making capital of Europe—artisans and blacksmiths are using the highest quality materials and techniques to craft some of the finest looking knives in the world.

Though, it’s not all dashingly good looks for these blades, they pack a hell of a punch. In particular, their L’Armor knife, formerly called The London, is a rendition of the 19th century English knife that was famously carried by seaman and merchants that voyaged the seven seas.

The sheepsfoot blade was notoriously the only style allowed on ships as it wouldn’t maim your aggressor as badly as, say, a 19th century bowie knife. It’s also paired with a sleek handle and marine anchor to represent the ole days of ship rigging and months at sea.




I have one on the way!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:10 pm

Very nice seaman's knife and I love the history behind it.

When I was on my first boat I bought an older version of a Myerchin rigging knife like this one and carried it.
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On my second boat I convinced the chief to buy all of the deck hands (and himself and the captain) the original version of their fixed blade (something like).
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I have kept these two knives and will pull them out for actual pictures of them.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:23 pm

Now, if we are talking about the knife of my desiring it is a Behring Made Trout & Bird. I have had two of their ProLT models (still have one that I won't sell) and know the quality of their heat treat on O1. If I had the jack it would be something like one of these . . .

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:23 pm

Fun thread Jo. I’ll follow it with joy.
Lovely knives and tales, rg and Jo.

I’m no longer in the market, but I wouldn’t mind another of John Roy’s small, custom, fixed blade knives.
Maybe something like this:

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or a Damascus:

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(wish the photos were better)
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:41 pm

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for good small game knives - never been without one or more since my first Ka-Bar stacked leather Little Finn, back in childhood. My dad preferred the old leather handle Ka-Bars, and I guess I followed his lead.

This C. Thomas (from Idaho) Bird and Trout Knife definitely floats my boat:

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by rgcurrey » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:44 pm

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Made in America, 3.5" blade of 1095 and the cool little beaver emblem all for $102.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:49 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:44 pm
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Made in America, 3.5" blade of 1095 and the cool little beaver emblem all for $102.
I like it.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by rgcurrey » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:51 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:49 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:44 pm
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Made in America, 3.5" blade of 1095 and the cool little beaver emblem all for $102.
I like it.
So do I but I really don't need another slip joint.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:29 pm

I too am a knife fan and I have Case, SpyderCo, Buck and others. My favorites are Western brand knives that were made here in Colorado, in Boulder.
This was my first Western, a gift from my Uncle. I posted a picture of it on another website and a friend sent the hatchet to me for Christmas about 9 years ago...the card said that I sould have a complete set.
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This is one I have had for about 10 years. I bought it from a buddy that I do the gunshow with. I never carried it, because its too big for a pocket. I found a leather case for it at the gunshow last week. It is a special knife too.
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This is a fish knife that is a combination of 2 knives and the skills of a knife guy in Washington state. He took the 2 damaged knives and made one good one and did the scales from ebony...he does beautiful work.

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This is a "Black Beauty" and the knife I dreamed of having as a boy...didn't get this one till about 5 years ago...a 50 year old boy :)

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:41 pm

Good stuff!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:53 pm

One day this will be mine:

Case Twin Fin
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:55 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:53 pm
One day this will be mine:

Case Twin Fin
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B - E - A -UTIFUL ! Gotta love a Case!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:31 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:55 pm
JimVH wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:53 pm
One day this will be mine:

Case Twin Fin
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B - E - A -UTIFUL ! Gotta love a Case!
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by Jocose » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:38 pm

"And for Freds sake, DO NOT point anyone towards CPS or you'll put them off of both Christianity and pipe smoking forever." ~ FredS

"Other vessels will work, but the idealality of the Spam can cannot be contested." ~ JimVH

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:44 pm

Jocose wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:38 pm
This "Transformer" looks interesting

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Yeah, that's pretty cool.

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:11 pm

I really like the stacked leather handle knives and axe posted. Both the Westerns and the Cases are beautiful.
Tons of nostalgia.

My father was partial to US made Ka-Bar fixed-blade knives with leather handles. My first fixed-blade knife was a KA-Bar Little Finn, and later a hunter. Sadly, both disappeared long ago.

I bought replacements.

My old leather handle Estwing axe walked off with a neighbor I’d loaned it to. I bought a replacement for that, too.
Didn’t want to be without any of them.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by TNLawPiper » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:38 pm

Jocose wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:38 pm
This "Transformer" looks interesting

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Is that a fork?

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:47 pm

My Ka-Bar stacked-leather handle knives.

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Would love to have the Western or Case small hunters (like the ones Bloodhound posted) as well.
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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by JimVH » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:57 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:47 pm
My Ka-Bar stacked-leather handle knives.

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Would love to have the Western or Case small hunters (like the ones Bloodhound posted) as well.
Beautiful.

I'm with you on the stacked leather handles. Timeless.

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Re: The Knife of Man's Desiring

Post by durangopipe » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:43 pm

JimVH wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:57 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:47 pm
My Ka-Bar stacked-leather handle knives.

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Would love to have the Western or Case small hunters (like the ones Bloodhound posted) as well.
Beautiful.

I'm with you on the stacked leather handles. Timeless.
I should correct my post!
“... like the ones you and Bloodhound posted.”
. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

2017 Morley - Outstanding BRATASS of the Year

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