Maringer Vorpals

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by san-mai-usa, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. san-mai-usa

    san-mai-usa

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Don't have many of Tom's knives, but love the one that I have managed to collect.
    They need to be seen in the hand to appreciate the sheer artistry and simplicity.
    Apologies for the rubbish picture of the tantos, promise to take some decent ones.
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  2. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Amazing collection! Stunning.:)
     
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  3. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Utterly fantastic

    Thank you
     
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  4. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Great knives all, thanks for posting them....extraordinary collection of Tom’s work. :cool:
     
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  5. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Great collection...Thanks for showing !
     
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  6. san-mai-usa

    san-mai-usa

    49
    Feb 29, 2012
    Some slightly better pictures of the tantos.
    All three have sheaths and Maringer harnesses.
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  7. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Exceptional
     
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  8. san-mai-usa

    san-mai-usa

    49
    Feb 29, 2012
    I love Tom's work and was very pleased when two of these turned out to be consecutive numbers.
    The weird thing is that according the the archived list, the two smaller ones (#531 and #695) are both 6" blades, but they definitely aren't the same length.
    I was told one was "non catalogue", but how was never explained, and it doesn't mention it in the archive.
     
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  9. san-mai-usa

    san-mai-usa

    49
    Feb 29, 2012
    Sadly it's overcast, so not the best pictures, but it's the first chance I've had to get a group shot with the latest additions.
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  10. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Sensational
     
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  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Exceptional line up.

    I don't know that I can say I've ever seen any other pics of his knives, let alone a collection like this.

    I have seen recreations by Tendick (I believe he had permission to make his versions using the patterns).
     
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  12. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    Drool!
    I have a passing acquaintance with his daughter, apparently he switched from making knives to minting art coins many years ago - a true loss to us knife nuts!
     
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  13. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator

    Apr 18, 2011
    Very very cool collection. It’s not often you see a lineup together like that.
    Looks like you just need a V-1B and a
    V-2B to round out the collection.
     
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  14. Josh Rider

    Josh Rider Stuff maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 2, 2014
    Tom’s designs are so sleek yet look very ergonomic and comfortable to hold and maneuver. Are they as nice to use as they look?
     
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  15. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Yes... :D
     
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