I'd like to introduce you to Randy Porter

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by canebrake, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    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.

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    Here it is with Elsie Ahrrrr for size reference.

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    A better look at the hurricane design.

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    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.

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    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!
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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

    Thanks!!
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That knife is flat out gorgeous!
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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

    Dillinger New Member

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

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

    Franciscomv New Member

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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. :)
     
  7. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Absolutely beautiful!:cool:


    Pleeease don't drop it:eek:
     
  8. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    An amazing piece of art right there.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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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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  10. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Now that's a bush-knife!! :eek:

    Mountain man beautiful it is!! :)
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You going to use that for the kife challenge?
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Nope, using my Mora:

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  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I found a little more about Randy Porter.

    He's one of us!
     

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  14. jbd

    jbd New Member

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    Cane that knife is just bad azz, nice buy.
     
  15. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Nice Buffaler!!

    I really like Ron Saunders and Randy's work, I've been all over the net looking at it!!
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    HOLY SNIKES FARTMAN. That has the be the best looking knife I have ever seen. I have lusted over something like that for a long time and I am sure I will keep lusting for a lot longer.
     
  17. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Great looking Knife,Cane.
    Randy does some great work making his knives,he doesn't just throw them together.You can see by the attention to detail,that he wants to make the finest knife that he can with the materials he has to work with. THB
     
  18. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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  19. Bearman405

    Bearman405 New Member

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    After looking at the knives pictured here, I can't wait for my order to come from Randy.