Tactical Folders....and my latest Kitchen Knife

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Dawkind, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    OooooooooK, since I've run my mouth Ima gonna post a 'few' Tactical Folders that I possess...any folder can be 'Tactical, depends on how I use it, kinda like a screwdriver...and a Kitchen Knife or three. Yeah, I've got a few of those, too...no Kramer's but they cut just as well. :D

    I don't own many 'grey turds' as I call them....all the shoebox-looking CNC pieces of unmitigated *&^*&^%#....these are my idea of 'Tactical Folders' and there are MANY more, let me know before I wear out my welcome. ;)


    McGinnis, Rider, Carothers, PJ Tomes, Draper, Boye, and Krein plus my new Wulf. :cool:

    Grant and Gavin Hawk Tactical Folders



    Elishewitz Trilogy...bottom to top was a 20 year trip. ;)



    The FIRST Hydra ever ordered and marked such...H1, is still a one-of. :)

    A few from my good friend Steve Ryan...these are all around 5" blades and a bit more. :D






    A couple from another longtime friend, Jim Smyth....I'm lucky to have a 'few' from him. ;)


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  2. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    A lot to take in, thanks for sharing.
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  3. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Dudley, beyond these tacticals and kitchen knives, I am pretty sure you have perhaps the most eclectic collection around. We've talked enough to know that we often have the same kind of taste when it comes to the "eclectic". You have lots of fabulous pieces in your collection.
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  4. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Some great knives there mate, the Hawk collection is outstanding.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  5. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Hey Dudley,

    Your kitchen/utility selection is well rounded. Bravo!

    I'm like you: I LOVE the G&G Hawk creations, because of the engineering and their personalities. I've owned a few and I still have one or two left. I forget! LOL

    Never heard of a Hydra. Sure is SEXAY!

    Man! Steve Ryan can hide a LOT of blade in those crazy grippy handles.

    Airline pilot Jim Smyth and I crafted a folder years ago with my input. It had that circular ring. Legendary. I got an offer I couldn't refuse. It's gone. Jim is CLASS A. His work is CLASS A+.

    Thanks for showing! I've learned more about you and your great tastes. :cool:
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  6. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    WTF... I cannot see any of these pics either.
  7. fishface5


    Feb 3, 2001
    OMG the Wulf and the Hydra, wow!
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  8. lhzeng


    Dec 4, 2017
    Awesome Lerman!
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  9. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Absolutely incredible! A whole lot of time and scratch right there!! Thanks for sharing them.
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  10. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Nice collection, Love that Hydra so sleek it looks fast just sitting there.
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  11. Wannabe Rambo Guy

    Wannabe Rambo Guy

    Feb 11, 2020
    Nice collection, brother
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  12. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Thank You for taking the time to show us some of your Outstanding collection.....!!
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  13. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    That old dude has a lot of great knives.:D Probably the most diverse collector on here.
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  14. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
    Thanks , love seeing your collection
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  15. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    you could buy a house with all those knives ! :D
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  16. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    This is a drop in the bucket with respect to Dudey's collection, lol.
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  17. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Wow! That is some collection.
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  18. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
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  19. gga357

    gga357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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  20. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Ya but what about a tactical folding kitchen knife. o_O
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