Lets See Some Pure Fighters

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by JParanee, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler

    Nov 14, 2005
    Here is one I did a little while back, turned out rather well IMO

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  2. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Guys I am loving all the pic's and conversation. I am not a tv person so this is great when it's a cold winter day and hunting season is wrapping up. Thanks so much for everyone's posts. As to what I think a pure fighter is it is different to each of us. Sure there are guide lines my new Dave Kelly utility is sure not a fighter but it sure would work in a fight. I am enjoying seeing people's different takes on what was made primarily for combat it may be a graceful fast gorgeous loveless style or a more brutish style of blade as long as it was concieved with fighting in mind it is all good This is all for fun and I am having fun seeing the pics. So post um up.. STeven I am waiting brother I know you got um in spades.:D
     
  3. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    Jim Hammond makes a hell of a knife;

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  4. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder

    Aug 12, 2005
    I'll dredge my little ST24 clone/homage up again because I don't have pictures of the walnut handled fighter that I sold in Gembloux. A little longer than 9 inches, but what the hey......it is about a pure as they come as far as fighter designs go:D
     

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  5. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    damn, that's nice Joe.
     
  6. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Joe thats about as pure of a fighter as it gets. Fantastic knife please let me know when ya get one done again.
     
  7. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Speaking of brutish fighters here is a Brend design Merrill's Marauder made by Bobby Branton. I am pretty sure the first few where actually hand ground by Bobby he would have to interject here. Not your typical fighter but supriseingly quicker than it looks. Great grinds and a handle that feels good in the hand.


    And Gods Speed to a healthy recovery to Mr. Branton after his surgery.:thumbup:

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  8. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder

    Aug 12, 2005
    Well, if I pass the bend test in two weeks, one of my 5 JS test knives will likely be one.
    On an unrelated topic, I see that Mr. Hossom is viewing this thread. He is always a good guy to invite to a fighter party. Anyone have any of his work? More of Mssrs. Brend and McWilliams would be most welcome too. Pony up, STeven:D
     
  9. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
    Oh how I love to see images of knives. Have taken a few of my fighters and will include some of them here -- limitations by BF to 10 at at time

    Andre Anderson

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    a Dirk by Bailey Bradshaw

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    a Spearpoint by Bob Papp

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    Doug Casteel -- not likely that this would ever be used but it is a fighter

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    Bob Crowder

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    Jose de Braga

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    Patrick Donovan

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    Fred Carter

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    Fritz Clauer

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    Jim Siska

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  10. jjtjr

    jjtjr

    Dec 28, 2001
    JD Smith MS fighter:

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    I've shown this previously but this is my best "pure" fighter:

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    Jim Treacy
     
  11. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
    and a few more

    Claude Montjoy

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    Ingmar Nordell

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    Nick Wheeler

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    Warren Osborne

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    Michael Ouimette

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    Bill Reddiux

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    Robert Hankins

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    Roger Hatt

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    Schyuler Lovestrand

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    Steve Filicietti

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  12. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Jim that Moran is just fantastic what a knife you are a fortunate man
     
  13. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
    lets keep going

    WC Johnson

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    Wolfe

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    RW Clarke

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    David Brodziak

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    Mike Sakmar

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    Karl Anderson

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    Rodrigo Sfreedo

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    Dan Farr Subhilt

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    David Broadwell

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    Shawn McIntyre

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  14. Murray White

    Murray White

    Feb 17, 1999
    and the last few

    Craig Camerer

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    Jason Knight

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    Karl Anderson

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    Kyle Royer

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  15. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Murray you are the man. I think you have a definate grasp on what a fighter is:D . thanks so much
     
  16. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder

    Aug 12, 2005
    Murray always posts good knife porn:D
     
  17. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Murray, your collection(s) truly are mind boggling. :cool:

    Adding my lone Filicietti.

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    Doug
     
  18. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Here is in my mind a gentleman's casual dress fighter it is not fancy enough to be a full dress:). But very clean .. Ron Gaston. I have had this for many many years one of my first customs. It badly needs leather
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  19. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Jim - that JD Smith piece is just sooooo elegant.

    Murray - you need to get you some fighters, you don't seem to have very many. :p That Farr subhilt is a pretty rare bird. :thumbup:

    Doug - nice Filicietti.

    I'll add in one of the most famous fighting knife designs of all time:

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    Roger
     
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  20. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    I agree Roger here is a field grade one a local guy made for me many years ago. Bad pic but it hits like a sledgehammer and is real sharp. Would not want to be on the wrong end of it. Even though this style blade was designed as a tool no one can deny it's reputation as a fighter. I knew when I said pure fighter I was gonna get a wide range of blades and thats what I was hopeing for
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