Dan Koster does good work

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by DannyinJapan, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    Here is the original design on paper and the finished product below.
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  2. Semper Fi

    Semper Fi

    Feb 23, 2002

    Ya haven't told us anything we didn't already know. ;)
  3. Drdan


    Dec 24, 2003
    He's known for his murderously sharp edges, among other things... :D
  4. Ferrous Wheel

    Ferrous Wheel

    May 16, 2002
    Cool, Danny! We got to handle that and the wonderful horizontal sheath at the HI MW KK 04. He does do good work. That skinner matches like it was made with the bowie!

    I got a unique knife from Pen as well (Kris Kringle:D), making a wood scabbard to match the handle.

  5. WarrenR


    Dec 27, 2003
    Danny, to add to your thread, I'd say that Dan does Excellent Work!.... ;)
    At the MWKK I had the opportunity to look at quite a few of his
    creations and was highly impressed...
  6. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Danny...I was wondering why you had it set up for both being right handed draws. Considering that you know how to use use them, I'd have considered having the Bowie positioned as you have it (being the heavier weapon for the strong hand), but *reversing* the auxilary blade for left hand draw...either for simultaneous use, or if your dominant hand is um... busy or otherwise unavailable.

    I'm guessing that you know best (a pretty safe bet), but it's an option *I* certainly would have considered.
  7. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    Honestly, I didnt plan this as a weapon set, but as a survival set like the tom Brown Tracker set by TOPS.
    Thats some good tactical thinking Nasty.
    I did think of it, but I was thinking about skinning a deer at the time, not fighting.
    Im gonna dye it dark brown and wax it and then ill send my pics.
  8. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    I was thinking along the lines of (when confronted in a knifefight) drawing the smaller of the two left handed and saying "That's not a knife", drawing the othe and saying "That's a knife!"

    Then I can just walk away when the bad guys take off... ;)
  9. Lion's Roar

    Lion's Roar

    Apr 11, 2004
    Does he make swords too? How can I contact him?


  10. BruiseLeee


    Sep 7, 2001
    I guess if you can find a file that size. :)

    His e-mail is listed, I think.

    Shane Justice posted a couple of pics of larger blades a month or two ago.

    I only work with cardboard.
  11. dhuff


    Feb 19, 2002
    Yep, Dan does great work. Awhile back I shipped him my HI JKM and he put a lovely convex edge on it + reshaped the tip to a sharp point. This JKM is the utility knife I carry around everyday in my backpack now...
  12. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Danny, have you looked at the Becker BK-5 ("Magnum Camper")? It's the big (8.25" blade) brother of your new "baby" and was designed by Fisk with Becker's input. Many feel its upswept blade is the best Becker of them all, and Becker was (is) quite a MA.

  13. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    it does look interesting.
    Dan, can you change out handles on the becker to make it oart of the family ?
  14. christcl


    Apr 13, 2004

    Do you take any orders for putting a good convex edge on a khukuri?
  15. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Thanks for the kind words, guys. Sorry I didn't get to this thread until now...been kinda busy...:D

    Lion's Roar - yep. short swords from 10 and 12 inch files...:D....shoot me an email if interested.

    Dhuff - glad to hear it's getting some use. I think of that one often. Don't let Nasty know...that would have been the icing on the cake for his lil' JKM.

    DIJ - Re: handle change out - you could probably do it. It's easy enough. But it won't be "factory fresh" when I'm done with it...:eek:

    christcl - shoot me an email. I am still doing convex edges for khuks.

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  16. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    hehehe...I've been spending time out in the garage lately... :eek:
  17. Semper Fi

    Semper Fi

    Feb 23, 2002
    Welcome to the Cantina, christcl!

    I noticed this was your first post. Dan the Man will fix you right up! :)
  18. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Be advised of a potential problem though...

    Pen can't be responsible for any cuts you may incur! ;-)
  19. Bill Martino

    Bill Martino

    Mar 5, 1999
    "Ya haven't told us anything we didn't already know."

    I'll drink (as much as I'm able, dammit) to that.
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    That's right, Nasty. I can't even be responsible for the cuts I untentionally inflict on myself either! :eek:

    I still have band-aids on 2 fingers....:rolleyes:

    I think christcl has posted before...are you the student at UCI, christcl?

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