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#7286717 - 01/09/13 What is your favorite Charles May knife?
antlers Offline
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My name is coming up in his book in a few months and I am interested in what Charles May designs are y'all's favorites? As of now I have a Malibu Fire Ant ordered but would like to hear, and see, y'all's thoughts. Thanks.
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#7286791 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: antlers]
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I like the Slitter for an all-around hunting knife...especially when paired with his B&T II for processing.

I like the Bobwhite for pocket or neck carry.

His Skifa is my favorite knife for doing everything. It's my working knife and gets used very hard. The design/size/handle/blade shape allows you to use it for fine work or to cut big. If I could only have one knife it would be a Skifa with scandi grind.

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#7287301 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: JCMCUBIC]
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Danny I can't name just one. I like too many knives Charlie does. I can't remember one I dis liked. Never had a skipjack. I have one now I'm not allowed to show blush Oh shute,did I type that ? Darn !!
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#7287508 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: VinceM]
RDFinn Offline
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Mine is the Bob White..


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#7288127 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: RDFinn]
osix Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
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I've got a Slitter's
Fits in the hand nicely, good do anything knife.

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#7288897 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: RDFinn]
antlers Offline
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Originally Posted By: RDFinn

Mine is the Bob White..


Very nice Roy! What is the blade length on your BobWhite?
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#7289021 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: VinceM]
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I might mention that I already have a Slitter, a Holt Collier Special, a Refuge, and a Trace. Does anyone here have a Charles May knife that has jigged and bead blasted G-10 scales?
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#7290142 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: antlers]
RDFinn Offline
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The blade length on that one is 2 3/4". Here's one that I had Charlie make that is real nice too. A Slitter/Buk 95 combo..






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#7290258 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: RDFinn]
antlers Offline
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Roy...so you had him put a Buk 95 blade on a Slitter handle?
...why am I not surprised!?
It actually is a great looking knife. I like it. Thanks for showing us that. Is the blade length on your BobWhite the standard length? And is the blade length on this hybrid knife the same as the standard Buk 95?
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#7290531 - 01/09/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: antlers]
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IIRC, the Bob White has the standard length blade. The hybrid May was a Slitter handle and a Buk95 blade and I think that was left as standard length too. Charlie isn't very receptive to changes in his designs unlike Gene Ingram who will do almost anything you desire. You can even send him a drawing of something you have in mind. They are calling themselves "custom" you know........... grin

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#7390744 - 02/01/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: RDFinn]
fredjake1 Offline
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Anyone selling any Charles May knives? I am interested.

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#7390927 - 02/01/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: fredjake1]
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#7390961 - 02/01/13 Re: What is your favorite Charles May knife? [Re: Ron]
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My vote would be the Slitter for hunting and Fishbone for fishing and kitchen use. Depending on your local you may want to add an inche or two to the blade length on the Fishbone.

With the two of them you can accomplish pretty much any hunting, fishing, and light kitchen work.
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