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I will be putting together a grind and build batch of blades/knives out of S35VN this summer/fall
The pic is of the standard patterns of which there will be a limited amount and a couple customer specials.

Get with me with interests.
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Prices on 2, 4, 5, 6?

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PM sent for another Michigan Slim.

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PM sent for #4 boner and a #6 Mich slim

Il be up in Robison shortly. See ya then

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Any pictures of finished number 6 and 4?

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Sorry, no finished knives on hand in those patterns.
Maybe some 24HR customers have pics of either or both to share.
I might have pic in cell phone that I could text you, but will have to check.
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I might add that I have a limited amount of S35VN blanks and sheet stock on hand and
at this time no definite plans to buy more steel, so there could possibly be a
pattern that I could not fill at this time. Just depends on orders.
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here's a #4, 5" boner finished. mine is S30V.....

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Originally Posted by 444Matt
Any pictures of finished number 6 and 4?

Here you go Matt

5" boning knife and a Michigan slim with a dropped point

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They are both great knives!

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Thanks all.

I think I have everyone contacted and will be moving forward soon.
Gotta order a bit of steel, which I did not want to do but.......
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A sheet of S35VN is now ordered. Will be a while getting steel, cutting out blanks, surface grinding
the mill finish off, cleaning up profiles before I can drill and grind blades. Then heat treat. Be a while,
but I have a couple blades from previous run that I can fill a couple orders sooner with.
I will be in touch when time gets here.
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Got a batch of 36 blades ready to queue up for heat treat. As noted before, I use
BOS Heat Treat. They do a very good job. They are attached to Buck Knives and
have treated all their blades for eons.
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#7 (Bully Bob) for me if you have a blade available.
Scales to be determined at later date!

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No problem. Want applied finger guard or a finger notch instead????
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PS: My bad on the readability of my patterns, but the Bully Bob is a #1
it just looks like a 7.

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Originally Posted by michiganroadkill
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No problem. Want applied finger guard or a finger notch instead????
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PS: My bad on the readability of my patterns, but the Bully Bob is a #1
it just looks like a 7.

guard if it is not too much trouble.

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BTW,

Here is a "Thank you Sir" as well as a shameless plug and shout-out!


I have approached 3 makers to take on this project. A copy of a Knives of Alaska "Muskrat" with modifications.

Tim was gracious enough to give it a try and boy did he hit it out of the park.

S35Vn steel and buffalo horn.

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razor sharp for +/- 180degrees.

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ought to make a swell "caper".

ya!

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I’ll take a #4, 5 inch boning knife. Don’t rush as I don’t need it till end of October. Please PM me the scale options. Thanks


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OK, you are in.

But guys, I have already sent this batch of blades for heat treat so there is a limit to how
many extra blades there are for this run over what was spoken for.

Next run will be probably next year.

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I’m interested in a #6 can you please let me know the cost. Thanks

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That is a Michigan Slim and I should have an extra blade for you.

Pattern shown is the standard model, but also do some with a slight drop point.

PM coming your way.
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Tim will you pm me the $$ of the hill country ground but with out scales when ever you have time

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Tim,
PM sent requesting a #4 Boner, and a #6 Slim. Hope I'm not too late.
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Looks like I built enough extra blades in this batch to meet all requests (unless I missed someone).

Hard to second guess the late comers, but sometimes it all comes together.

I would expect deliveries of this build to be in Sept and Oct.

I do not expect to do another batch in this calendar year.
Maybe next spring.
I will still have some blanks and some sheet stock left for that if and when.

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Looking forward to seeing it come to life my friend!


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Do you foresee a spare Michigan slim?


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Probably
Standard pattern or with drop point?????
Gotta see how the finish grinding goes.
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PM me please.
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Just hit a 3 week or so interruption in working on this batch.

Keep the faith, we will get going again. Just a little delay at hand.
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OK, I am about to start working on final grinds on the blades.

I will be getting with those who I do not have a final fix on handle material so
I can get ordered what I do not have on hand.
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That Michigan Slim with a dropped point looks like a very useful design.


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Thanks for the update.


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Originally Posted by antlers
That Michigan Slim with a dropped point looks like a very useful design.

I'm not sure how many I ended up using it on last year. Some just field dressing, some all the way from first cut to freezer. It's a handy pattern.

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I love it. I seem to get back in line as soon as he finishes them. That pattern gets used at least weekly in the kitchen and I liked it on the few deer I used it on this summer. I can’t say enough good things about them.



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Originally Posted by JCMCUBIC
Originally Posted by antlers
That Michigan Slim with a dropped point looks like a very useful design.

I'm not sure how many I ended up using it on last year. Some just field dressing, some all the way from first cut to freezer. It's a handy pattern.

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I definitely think I would dig that one!!

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I couldn't resist, I got in on that one and the boner.


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Still a couple who have not given handle material preferences and I am placing
my order to Jantz tomorrow for supplies that I need, so........
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Well, you know my choice.....LOL


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Yes, I do and damned that is a big blade. I do not plan on doing any more large blades
after this batch.


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Originally Posted by michiganroadkill
Yes, I do and damned that is a big blade. I do not plan on doing any more large blades
after this batch.


Big Blade for the Big Mountains and big slabs of steak it will be carving up my friend! LOL More than likely, it will be the last blade I ever commission you to craft for me, Tim. Make it a great one, Brother......it will have to last me the rest of my life!!!


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Update

Some notices going out today. I did the G-10 and Micarta scales first.. Now

to work on the organic scales for the rest of the batch.

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Looking forward to getting the notice!


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I received my knife from this batch today, and I am very impressed with the quality of Tim's work. Anyone who is on the fence about ordering a knife from him, do yourself a favor and get one!

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What good is this if we don’t get to see it? Pics or it didn’t happen:)

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Originally Posted by sns2
What good is this if we don’t get to see it? Pics or it didn’t happen:)

My wife commandeered it as a Christmas gift for me, after letting me look at it for about 30 seconds...let me see if she'll authorize another show and tell.

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Sorry about the cruddy pics, they do no justice for the knife or sheath! This is Tim's Michigan Slim drop point with gray and black G10 and orange liners.

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Looks like a very useful hunting knife. Congrats.

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Very useful blade profile.

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[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc][Linked Image from i.postimg.cc][Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]I like the heck outta that design. All around user. And bombproof.


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Got my Michigan slim drop point. Looks great, looking forward to using it!

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Originally Posted by cwh2
Got my Michigan slim drop point. Looks great, looking forward to using it!
Ditto. Like the look and feel.


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Got my notice for a Michigan Slim Drop Point and can’t wait to get my hands on it


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I have 3 of Tim's knives with a fourth on the way. 1 M4, 1 CPM154, 1 S35VN, with another S35VN on order. I REALLY like the hardening and temper of the S35VN. I've used the hell out of it since I got it last winter and have yet to sharpen it. I'll post a picture of them once #4 gets here.

Hoping that Tim does another batch of S35VN next year.

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That is one of my favorite knives I’ve used. It just feels great and works well for everything I use them for. From taking deer apart to kitchen duty.



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Love the Desert Ironwood and the drop point

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Thanks again Tim, this knife is perfect. The blade length is just right for dressing a deer or pig and the handle feels great and looks fantastic. It is just right!


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Very nice!!!

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Although I personally prefer the Michigan Slim Original pattern with the straight spine, seems

most customers are leaning towards wanting a slight drop point to them. But both are handy.

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Hey Tim, my brother finally opened his BBQ restaurant in Holland, "Holy Smokers BBQ" on 8th st. If you stop in to try his amazing BBQ, be sure to ask for Kyle, and let him know we're friends!


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Don't do Holland much, but will keep Holy Smokes in mind.

We are working on your very special sheath, knife pretty much done.


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I am ready to see it! Feel free to post a picture of it here if you wish to let the others see it, Tim.

I will be up sometime this next Summer to help my brother out for a while. I will be running one of his BBQ trailers at various festivals and such, July through September 10. When I get up that way, we'll have lunch one day at the restaurant!

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Well I got to field test one of my Bobs in S35VN on a deer yesterday. Damned that thing
performed excellent. I think it was the quickest field dress job I have ever done. Split the rib
cage really well. But no pics so it did not happen?


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There's a lot of that 'didn't happen' going around lately.....grin

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Tim, so glad you had a chance to get out a do some hunting this year! I was going to try and come up for the opener myself, but things just didn't work out. I'd say next year, but it depends on how things go in Wyoming on our Elk hunt.


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This year there were almost no shooting within hearing range for the opener and
usually it sounds like a war zone. ???????


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The original pattern Michigan Slim is one I should have gotten. I do have a few others from Tim though. This picture shows the long and the short of my Olt knives. lol
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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
The original pattern Michigan Slim is one I should have gotten. I do have a few others from Tim though. This picture shows the long and the short of my Olt knives. lol
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What is the short one? I like that, I am a sucker for drop points


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Tim called that one the "Snub Nose". I got it back in 2017. It did great skinning Antelope and it worked well the other day on a Florida Whitetail buck. Blade is right at 2 1/2 inches of D2 steel, with butterscotch Micarta.


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And I think that was the one and only "Snub Nose" ever. Might have been one more???


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Thar Snub nose is a great pattern Tim, and would be great in that S35N. I did not realize it was a limited addition.


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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
Tim called that one the "Snub Nose". I got it back in 2017. It did great skinning Antelope and it worked well the other day on a Florida Whitetail buck. Blade is right at 2 1/2 inches of D2 steel, with butterscotch Micarta.

Looks like it would work well as a small skinner.


I used a dropped Slim on a lot of deer last year and used it Saturday on the first one this year. I have to cross a state line so I can only bring meat and horns back. I do a gutless method, skinning and taking all the meat, so it's not just field dressing. The little knife hasn't been sharpened yet and it's still walking through them. Seems to be holding the edge very, very well.

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Tim if you decide to make any more hit me up and I’ll buy one

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Originally Posted by pacecars
Tim if you decide to make any more hit me up and I’ll buy one

Well, sh_t. There goes Mannlicher’s one-of-a-kind status!!! LOL

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Originally Posted by pacecars
Tim if you decide to make any more hit me up and I’ll buy one

Tim, me too...


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Originally Posted by Journeyman
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Tim if you decide to make any more hit me up and I’ll buy one

Tim, me too...

Shoot, me too

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I do not think I have a copy of the original pattern, but I may consider doing a couple
whenever I do another batch.
Sounds like 3 are spoken for so...????

There are several patterns I do/have done that began as customer inspired knives or
just were inspired by the band saw and grinder and where they took me.

Anyhow, thanks guys and for those still waiting, I am on the down hill side of finishing up
this last set of orders.
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I'm waiting eagerly to see the finished product! Just closed on my new house in Wyoming so the new knife will be riding in style in the Mountains!


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Originally Posted by longarm
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Tim if you decide to make any more hit me up and I’ll buy one

Tim, me too...

Shoot, me too
Make that 4!


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Sounds like I will need to do a batch in 2023 and incorporate the Snub Nose into the line up
with 5 spoken for already.

PS: the handle material like on the Mannlicher knife is all gone.

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Sam----What is the oal of that knife???


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Put me on the list for the 2023 batch too...gotta try one of those 5" boning knives next!

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Originally Posted by michiganroadkill
Sounds like I will need to do a batch in 2023 and incorporate the Snub Nose into the line up
with 5 spoken for already.

PS: the handle material like on the Mannlicher knife is all gone.

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Sam----What is the oal of that knife???
6 and 3/4 inches from tip to tail
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Originally Posted by michiganroadkill
Sounds like I will need to do a batch in 2023 and incorporate the Snub Nose into the line up
with 5 spoken for already.

PS: the handle material like on the Mannlicher knife is all gone.

Thanks
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Sam----What is the oal of that knife???

I vote to call it “The Mannlicher”!

Desert Ironwood would look great on it


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On the list for a 5" boner next correct or the Snub Nose then......??????

Sam
I re-looked at your pic above and see the ruler so I have the oal.

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Boner please 🤪

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If you do another run of the S35V, I would like one of the Michigan Slim knives but with the original design, not with the drop point.


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Roger that


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That is great! I love new knives! Can’t wait!


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It will be at some unknown date next year. No formal plans yet for the next batch.

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I got to use one of Tim's Slims today. Thanks
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Those are both really nice designs. Like em’ a lot


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Tim, next batch you do with a Michigan Slim I need one with the standard blade to go with my Slim drop point

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Tim I’m blown away again. I’ll buy a different pattern in your next batch. My two knives from you are the best steel I own. I’ll be a customer until you chose to stop making them.

Broke my newest from this fall’s batch in on our Thanksgiving Turkey. Sharpest knife I own.

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Originally Posted by Mannlicher
The original pattern Michigan Slim is one I should have gotten. I do have a few others from Tim though. This picture shows the long and the short of my Olt knives. lol
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Funny story. I had recently bought a custom knife from a friend. It was an O-1 tool steel camp/chopper that was 12” long and what I thought was a big knife.

I bring it on a 24hrcampfire hunt/camp out and Sam is there doing camp stuff using that sword he calls a knife 😂. He lets me look over and handle the blade from this Tim Olt guy 🤦🏼‍♂️ I had never seen any of his work before. It made my 12” chopper feel like a filet knife!

The quality of the steel and edge made me pay attention enough to mark down that I needed to get one of this Olt fella’s products.

Fast forward to last year and I get my first, just got my second this fall and want more.

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