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Old 03-05-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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I'm curious what the knife experts think of a knife I purchased probably 10 years ago at a gun show in IL. I'm not a knife guy, know virtually nothing about them, but I purchased the knife in the attached pic because I wanted a nice looking high quality knife. Having already told you I know nothing about knives I have no idea whether this was a quality knife other than I really liked it and I was willing to pay what the seller was asking for it.

Clarence DeYong specializes in crafting knives from raps and files. I believe they're well crafted but I was curious what knife experts think about them.

Any feedback positive or negative will be appreciated and weighed against the fact that I like it regardless.

Unfortunately, you'll see the handle has cracked. I think that's probably from neglect. The knife has never really been used and had it not been for this topic on KT I may have forgotten I bought it.

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Old 03-05-2018, 03:12 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's too bad about the handle.

In many ways, the knife looks like a modern Bradford 3. If your cutler is still working, perhaps a new handle can be made.

Knives this size and shape are just handy-dandy little scalpels for all kinds of work. You'll fall in love with it all over again if the knife rides with you.

I love the way the top swedge is polished to highlight the rasp marks mid-blade.
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That's a nice knife, I checked out his website and he makes some good looking stuff. You should try contacting his, he's located in Sturtevant Wisconsin.

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Old 03-05-2018, 05:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Tourist and Chuck. I do love the knife. It fits my hand perfect and has a real nice feel to it. Just the right weight and balance.

I also love the look - seeing that it used to be a rasp really gives it a nice style.

The cracks are right where the handle is the thinnest as well as where the lug holds it together. I will contact him and ask him about replacing the handle.

If I can get it repaired maybe I will start carrying it. Thanks again.
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There is a place out here called Anza Knives that makes them from the same materials. I have seen them for sale and getting some pretty decent prices for some. I owned one back in 1980 that reminded me of the old timer skinner. Sharp as can be and was not very hard to keep an edge on it.
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