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Old 08-30-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default I'd like to introduce you to Randy Porter

While reading a Txhillbilly thread titled "My Knives-So Far", I saw a custom from knife maker Randy Porter. I liked the knife and as I usually do, researched the artisan.

Randy Porter lives in Wahoo, Nebraska. He has a real day job but makes knives in his spare time. He took some of that spare time to custom make me a flint knapped lace obsidian piece of art!

Randy asked me a few questions about my preferences and went from there. Based on my input he obtained a blade knapped by Ron Saunders of Nampa, Idaho, a Native American of Cherokee decent. He selected the blade because it has an imbedded hurricane streak in the obsidian. The handle is made of antler and fitted with a wooden end cap.

I have seen many obsidian knives but this is the first one I have owned. I could not be more pleased with this new member of the canebrake knife collection!

Randy is a member here at FTF and I have asked him to become a vendor and maybe offer some “special” FTF discounts for our members. If you are interested in his work, PM him at http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/members/rp50817/ and ask away.

Oh, and for you skeptical types, NO, I DID NOT get the knife for free! I paid full ride, and was happy to do so! I found Randy’s work to be worth every bit of the price of admission.

The knife is large for an obsidian at 10 3/8” OAL with a full 5” cutting edge.



Here it is with Elsie Ahrrrr for size reference.



A better look at the hurricane design.



Look how straight the blade is from the working side (bottom), and the cant of the antler provides a great right handed wielder’s purchase.



My next custom from Randy is going to be one of his Monster Bowies with a few canebrake twists. I just need to fatten the knife fund before makin’ the jump!

Thanks Randy for the outstanding service, fast shipping and this work of art!

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Cane, that is just plain,....BEAUTIFUL!!

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That knife is flat out gorgeous!

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That is beautiful cane!!! I am slightly jealous.

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A very beautiful addition to a completely unworthy Colt lead collection.

Congrats on the great acquisition Cane. *grumbling* Jerkface.

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Nice! Thanks for sharing the pics and info.

Most of all, thank you for telling Randy about FTF and convincing him to become a vendor. This will quite likely cost me some money, expect a few angry e-mails from my girlfriend.

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Absolutely beautiful!


Pleeease don't drop it

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An amazing piece of art right there.

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My photos were taken this afternoon while it was raining.

Here are some from Randy with proper light:













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Now that's a bush-knife!!

Mountain man beautiful it is!!

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