A friend of mine collects Ek Knives. He has hundreds of them, from WW2 to now.
Ek has been committed to supplying knives of the highest quality to US Military members since WW2. For years they were only available to active duty Military members, with priority going to those on deployment.
I had done some work on his M14, and he wanted to send me a thank you gift.
So, when he asked me if I had any Ek Knives and I said "No", he sent me a care package.
First in line was the M5 Bowie with the shiny finish on the left. He had a used one, which is fine with me because it would get a lot more use. It lives in my drag bag.
After he sent me the first knife, the boxes kept coming. He sent me another NIB M5 with the matte finish and wood scale handles. A large dagger (shown here), a small dagger (gotta dig it out), a weird looking Blackjack Knife/dagger, a semi Bowie sheath knife and a LONG Blackjack blade that is almost a short sword. I'll dig them out in a bit and post the pics.
So the work I did on his M14 was about a $200 job, and he sent me about $1500 worth of awesome knives? WTF? I guess I'll be working on his Glocks next. The big Ontario is one that I've had for years, but tossed in this pic because it was on my desk.
Ek Knives are seriously cool knives, and the M5 Bowie's are insanely durable. I'm thinking about putting new handles on the daggers, and maybe the shiny M5.
Anyone else have any Ek's?