Hand forged knives

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by monet61, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. monet61

    monet61 New Member

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    Hello;

    Anybody else like hand forged knives? I have several, but here is my favorite.
    I bought it several years ago from the man who made it. His name is Joe Yanta. What do you all think?
     

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  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hand forged are the best there is. I have one hand forged. Puma, made in Spain. Your's looks cold hammer forged, you know the material?
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    My brother in law makes them. If I can get him to send me some pics I'll post them.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Very nice looking knife. How is the edge retention?

    I am just getting into hand forged knives.

    Currently myself and BB have an order in out of Nepal for a couple of hand made blades. Can't go into too much detail in case the order turns out to suck, but a review will follow. :cool:

    JD
     
  5. dunerunner

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  6. freefall

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    Most of what I read says hand forged is better. Check out a couple issues of Blade magazine. Maybe next summer I'll build a forge. After the garage.:cool: The grinding shop is being finished now.
     
  7. monet61

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    As far as the OP first knife material, I think it is steel from a file. Not positive. The edge is acceptable for my purposes. Here's another one I bought from Bryan Crow in Oregon. It's too big for use but I really liked it. I don't know if he still does them. I have a certificate around here somewhere for it. It has a 14" blade.
     

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  8. monet61

    monet61 New Member

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    Very nice knife.