Which knife industry person/people would you like to have a beer with?

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  1. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Thanks working on 5 Gordos right now. Think they are all sold though.
     
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  2. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Yes, he is. Not only is he cool, he is also very down to earth.

    My wife even thinks he is nice.
    That’s high praise because she normally keeps her thoughts and opinions to herself.
     
  3. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    For a knife maker / designer I'd have a beer with Chris Reeve

    For just someone known in the knife world I'd like to have a beer with Nick Shabazz
     
  4. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I’ll bet a few drinks with Luke Swenson & Tom Ploppert would be a hoot....
     
  5. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Agreed.

    In the case of Nick, you would have to drink without facing each other.
     
  6. herisson

    herisson Apple slicing rocking chair dweller Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    I'd be honored to have a beer with any custom maker registered on the Forum. Horsewright, of course, and all those I bought from. Great people !
     
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  7. goldie

    goldie

    Feb 18, 2000
    Lynn Thompson; he seems like quite a character...
     
  8. Knicked Digits

    Knicked Digits

    256
    Dec 24, 2016
    Lynn Thompson was the 1st person to pop into my head. That dude has to have a ton of stories and ideas. Second would be Shane Sibert.
     
  9. JDRanger

    JDRanger

    373
    Aug 14, 2017
    Bradford Larkin and his wife (Bradford Knives)
     
  10. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Scott Gossman
     
  11. Mister_Punchy

    Mister_Punchy

    68
    Jul 8, 2020
    Lynn Thompson was the name that immediately popped in my head too. As for knife makers, I would be honored to have a drink with Andrew Demko, Surfgringo and Sal & Eric Glesser.
     
  12. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    Have a beer with all the BF mods
    I bet they have cool stories
     
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  13. sharpguytoo

    sharpguytoo Gold Member Gold Member

    336
    Nov 5, 2006
    Some great guys listed, I'd like to talk to A.G. Russell for a spell myself.
     
  14. Mick Boardman

    Mick Boardman Gold Member Gold Member

    271
    Jul 15, 2020
    Jerry Busse, and i would want a frosty mug of A&W root beer.
     
  15. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    That is a combination that I might enjoy.

    A&W is the best. Originally from Lodi, CA. A short drive from my home.
     
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  16. POCEH KOCEB

    POCEH KOCEB Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Being almost regular to the SHOT shows in LV, I was fortunate enough to meet and share few words, sometimes discuss knife designs with most of the big names in the industry: Mr Sal Glesser, Phil Wilson, Gail Bradley, Jens Anso, Rick Hinderer, Brian Tighe, Joe Pardue, Mr Krudo, Brent Beshara and few more... I was shocked how much time spared for my questions both Allen Elishewitz and Neil Hogue.
    All of those gentlemen were extremely nice people to converse and I learned few things from meeting them.
    I meet the guy who used to run Mantis knives and didn't have very good experience. Meet with Mr Emerson, didn't feel comfortable not because of our short conversation but mostly because of his staff at the isle, they weren't very polite, appeared like they were guarding him from everyone that was not a celebrity, but this is understandable I guess, no hard feelings there, I love his designs...

    I would love to meet Mr Berenji and MR Marfione, there are so many more knife makers whom I admire, to name few: K.Lambert, Jake Hoback, Mr M. Walker and Bob Terzuola, Caleb White, Ray Laconico and so many more...
     
  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    With a maker it would be GL Drew or Dave Ferry. And for a production would be LT Wright.
     
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  18. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

    342
    Oct 5, 2015
    So many great responses. Thanks folks! While reading through the thread, I probably thought “Damn it why didn’t I think of them?” 30+ times..
     
  19. FullMetalJackass

    FullMetalJackass Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 10, 2016
    Les George.

    And I can't believe I'm the first one saying that on page 4.
     
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  20. pyreaux

    pyreaux Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 9, 2015
    Les George
    Bill Harsey - had a few already with him
    Tim Reeve - had a few with him too
    Ann and Chris to talk on moving to a new country to star a knife business.
    Phil Wilson
    Les George
    Sean Kendrick
     
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