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Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by nickpp, Jan 31, 2017.
Amazing thread - thanks for sharing Nick!
Man this Helix right here :love_heart::love_heart:
What a seriously amazing thread!!! WOW, just wow!! THANK YOU for taking the time to do this for us.
Thank you for this. Great thread. Awesome knives.
Another knife that should be in this thread. A one of a kind show knife which became the inspiration for the limited OPK Freyja knife. As of June 2017 for sale at an eye watering $12500.00
It was my pleasure!
Lock 45 re-issue.... NOW!!!!! Most of those knives are crazy cool, and would stand the test of time if offered today!
Some MOST AWESOME history here in this thread...
The third Sebenza Predecessor. Made in 1987. Anne says the finish is original. The thumb stud is very small. there are some marks on the inside where Chris was still prototyping and making changes. Pretty neat.
wow thats crazy!!!
So cool! I think I've changed my "Grail Knife" from the River of Fire Sebenza to a Helix Lock because of this thread. Thanks for the glimpse into CRK history!
Love this thread. So many I have never seen and never knew existed.
Those Helix Locks are amazing as are the Garter Knives. Outstanding.
wow, this is a great thread.
Lovely "Garter knife" courtesy of Brian Robinson. Brian I hope you'll get chance to add other knives from your fantastic collection.
This was a bit of a test for me.... the first direct photo image straight off the iPad..... so easy, Yah! Photo bucket can go take a running jump!
Nick this was the same knife that Chris made for me in the mid 80's. We called it the BEE and they were coated with the same color Kal-Guard as the OPK's. This was a hand finished custom version that he must have made around the same time for a show.
I struggled to sell them at 30 quid. Lol
Bee, must keep a look out for one of them.
Ok that makes sense. It looks like an un-handled Garter knife.
Can't believe that £30 lol
Couple more pictures of some early models.... obviously the top one is a model called "Bee"
Nickpp -- GREAT job compiling all of these photos! I can give a little more information on these knives. I'm the photographer, but not the owner.
The top one is in Chris and Anne's collection, and is called the Mise’ricorde – means in French, putting a person out of misery. Some specs:
13” blade, 17” overall
classic dagger blade with reinforced point. Was designed to pierce chain mail and put a fallen soldier out of his misery on the battlefield.
Elephant ivory and ebony on handle fittings of blued mild steel w/ high lead content fittings and sterling silver.
sheath is african blackwood lined with velvet, mild steel & ivory fittings
Chris made this knife in 1986
The next one is one of Chris's customs that has not been named. It's a 3 flute dagger, with a combination flat/hollow grind out of CPM154CM, with Ti and 22 karat gold fittings w/ braided rayon handle wrap. Blade length = 10”, overall length is 17”. Chris originally sold this fine piece to Neil Ostroff.
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Best regards, Fooj
All hail Fooj! Dave, you are an incredible encyclopedia of all things CRK.