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#12188896 - 08/05/17 Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM  
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I tell folks that back when I did not know beans about collecting custom knives,

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I somehow got hooked up with Vince Mazzei


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Can't tell ya how many blades I've got from Vince!

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and probably my favorite EDC ever was from the first group buy Vince did.

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And the latest!.........................

A Pie Slicer that Vince created and sent my way!

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BTW, The reason I refer to Vince as the "KnifeFather" --------- he is always making me offers I can't refuse!


ya!


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#12188976 - 08/05/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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That little stag Menefee is a real gem!


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#12189396 - 08/05/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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Always enjoy your pics G. That pie slicer looks like it will take care of about any pie you might encounter. Very nice!

The EDC you fancy is one of my favorites too. I was fortunate enough to grab a couple of those too when the KnifeFather" did them.

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#12189626 - 08/05/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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Great stuff as always๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰

#12189793 - 08/05/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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Awesome stuff GW!

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#12191937 - 08/07/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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While I am not a 'made man' like GW, I too visit Vince's web site and score now and then. smile


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Great pics GW I appreciate the good words. Right now I'm backed up with knives I'll be adding more to my site. Charles May, Bret & Taylor Dowell,and Larry Rosi. One Rosi is a stag hidden tang with off the charts India Sambar. Pocket knives I listed a nice selection of Lloyd's in 52100 ,the knives are some of his best work to date & I negotiated to price them each at about 20 to 50 bucks less ,still using 2015 pricing. I sent out many this morning,and will be listing more too.
I'll be listing some ss pocket knives from OK maker Tim Robertson too.
I make a supplemental income doing this knife thing,but part of it is the fact that I hook a lot of guys up with some good stuff,despite the love hate relationships,lol!!!

#12192155 - 08/07/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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Thanks everyone too,all of you. That last BIG knife with maple handle ... At Christmas time last year a fella on facebook had a load of blades from the Clyde Cutlery Co. in Ohio. It burned down,and in the 1970's they no longer were working. They made blades for a lot of things,companies,contracts etc US Gov

I made them all up,sold them ,gifted,etc

That last big one GW posted had a forge crack out by the clip point front of the blade. I knew it was a defect so I laid it on a D2 block Menefee gave me and wacked right on the hairline crack with a heavy ball peen hammer. Sure enough it cracked off. The shape allowed me to very easily grind the tip into the shape you see. Like a pirate thing or ??? I think it came out neat.

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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
While I am not a 'made man' like GW, I too visit Vince's web site and score now and then. smile



Ya!

The KnifeFather knew em' before they were skeletons and where they are buried. LOL

A few more acquire from VinceM

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I can't believe he let go of this one!

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The burl handled knife on the right was my first from Dale Howe via Vince!

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A sweet one of Paul LeBetards blades, courtesy of VinceM

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one more Menefee, courtesy of VinceM IIRC

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and although I'm not a collector of folders, this one from John Lloyd, via VinceM caught my eye, and the price was definitely right!

Yup!


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Vince is very good fellow to deal with! Kinda guy you would share a campfire or Hunt with!


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GW I forgot a lot of the knives you got off me.

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Originally Posted by VinceM
GW I forgot a lot of the knives you got off me.


yup, at six images per thread, it might take a while.

So just a few more for schitz n'giggles

ya!


GWB


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Christmas for my sons, daughter and their spouses and my oldest granson a couple years back.



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some patch knives


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A pair Vince hafted for me to give to a couple of Army guys that were going to be deployed for 17 months to one of the "Stans" where we weren't along with one of the six porkers they shot while at my lease. I'd show you their picture with their knives, but they might come back an "off" me. So a pix of the knives will have to do. One of the guys was a sniper, the other a drone operator. All I asked in return for the knives was a picture of one of the six hog tails they took with them when they left was a dead Muzzie wearing one of those tails as a mustache!


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One more folder, an English Jack by John Lloyd via Vince.



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A carbon fiber handled Menefee Tanto out of 3V. I've not seen many Menefee's in 3V


and a few more he hafted that followed me home

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Holy shute

#12202306 - 08/12/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: VinceM]  
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Originally Posted by VinceM
Holy shute


Exactly what I thought! Not a clinker in the mix.


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#12206078 - 08/13/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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I still want to talk you out of one of those Menefee tantos laugh
Thanks for sharing the pics, love em.
Jason

#12207802 - 08/14/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: geedubya]  
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GW, you really should be doing the pics for the AG Russell catalog...

Good stuff,

Tim

#12208611 - 08/15/17 Re: Lastet from the "KnifeFather", VinceM [Re: twofish]  
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Originally Posted by twofish
Always enjoy your pics G. That pie slicer looks like it will take care of about any pie you might encounter. Very nice!

The EDC you fancy is one of my favorites too. I was fortunate enough to grab a couple of those too when the KnifeFather" did them.

twofish


I'm glad you like them. That knife was what got me to get a custom maker to build a version of this. Bret Dowell,and his version a hair bigger. Turns out,he texts me a picture of one of his earlier knives & wouldn't you know,it's dam near the same thing. I guess the general shape of this knife is just over all great. Wayne Hendrix 16 is almost identical too & one of my favorites. I like small knives for deer ,utility & EDC ,so ...


If there was interest I'd do a run of these.

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Hated to lose this one. I carried it in at least 5 different states.


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