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Ingram Spey #15258018 09/25/20
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Well, I’ve done it - I have asked Gene to add my name to his wait list again. It took less than a week for my resolve to crumble.
Now for the wait and planning what it will be.
I really like the look of his Spey model but not many pics of that one around - who has one?
I’d love to see some pics of that or similar shapes.

BP-B2

Re: Ingram Spey [Re: Geeman] #15261047 09/26/20
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What’s his current wait time? I can’t remember if I’m still in his books or not. Typically I just go again once I receive my latest.

Re: Ingram Spey [Re: Geeman] #15261088 09/26/20
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Year and a half...


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Re: Ingram Spey [Re: Geeman] #15261178 09/26/20
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D2 and weathered bone. First Ingram I bought.

ETA: The rear pin is a matching mosaic, reflection makes it look black in this pic

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Oh ya brother dan, never seen that one!! Veddy nice!!


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Re: Ingram Spey [Re: longarm] #15261354 09/26/20
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Wow, that is a beauty!
Pretty sure that’s what my next one will be.
Thank you for sharing the pic.

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Geeman,

My pleasure. Wanted to add an excerpt from a communication with Mr Ingram from back in January 2019. I had asked him how he came up with the design of the Spey. His response,

"I ran across a book by MH Cole on skinning knives and the Spey is a take off on one of those.
I've used it for everything cutting rib bones off fish fillets to field dressing whitetails. It works.
Seems it is familiar enough in style to become especially popular with primitive weapons hunters.
Spey was one of the first with a single finger cut out, and because it added greatly to a secure grip,
it now appears on a number of models."

Perhaps some of the other members here can comment on the Cole book, as I'm unfamiliar with it.
The man does not seem to be able to make an unattractive knife!

Dan

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Geeman,
Given you asked about similar patterns, you might also consider his Liteskinner. It's one of my favorites. I know quite a few forum members have this one, here's mine
[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]upload images fast

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My Lite Skinner...

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Originally Posted by longarm
Geeman,

My pleasure. Wanted to add an excerpt from a communication with Mr Ingram from back in January 2019. I had asked him how he came up with the design of the Spey. His response,

"I ran across a book by MH Cole on skinning knives and the Spey is a take off on one of those.
I've used it for everything cutting rib bones off fish fillets to field dressing whitetails. It works.
Seems it is familiar enough in style to become especially popular with primitive weapons hunters.
Spey was one of the first with a single finger cut out, and because it added greatly to a secure grip,
it now appears on a number of models."

Perhaps some of the other members here can comment on the Cole book, as I'm unfamiliar with it.
The man does not seem to be able to make an unattractive knife!

Dan



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ya!


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I'm pretty sure iit was seeing a pic of your knife here that lead me to order one. Yours is damn fine

GW
You see anything in the book that particularly looks like the Spey?

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Originally Posted by longarm


GW
You see anything in the book that particularly looks like the Spey?


In particular no.

IMHO the book is more of a pictorial history of commercial grade skining knives such as were common in the late 19th century.

IIRC the Spey blade is/was used for neutering, and was typically featured on stockman type folders.

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One could ask Gene what was his inspiration.

ya!

GWB

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Re: Ingram Spey [Re: Geeman] #15264346 09/27/20
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Thanks all for the pics and further information. Those Lite Skinners are beautiful too - I can see why they're popular.


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