WTB - Koyote Alaskan

Discussion in 'Koyote Custom Knives' started by BackwoodsBummin', Apr 9, 2020.

  1. BackwoodsBummin'

    BackwoodsBummin'

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    Feb 26, 2010
    In a time long ago, when the Koyote still walked among men, I had intended to commission a large knife. The Alaskan, I think it was. But the Man disappeared into the Great Basin before that happened.

    Koyotes have come and gone, but only ol' #300 remains. I never did get my hands on the big Alaskan. So if you have one collecting dust, and you might be inclined to pass it on, I would be interested. The bigger the better.

    I may be interested in other patterns, too. So let me know what you have.
     
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  2. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Just out of curiosity, can we see a pic of one? was it a large clip point?
     
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  3. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    IMG_0130.JPG IMG_0131.JPG IMG_0132.JPG I think I saw a couple of old pics, but not sure if it was the Alaskan. I have a Great Divide hunter in bocote, that is not for sale, but I was wondering if was close to what you are looking for? My pic is in the Koyote forum somewheres, let me see if I can get the same pic here uploaded.hope you find it. Still wondering how Koyote girl was doing too. She made a great sheath.
     
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  4. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    My Great Divide was modified to be a saber grind from the original scandi vex. 1/8 thick and I believe 15n20 or 1084.. What did he used to use? I have always wanted a Stead knife.
     
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    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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  6. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Just wanted to show off my Koyotes. I have another in micarta that I have to find and take a pic, the last one I got from him and had to have Koyote Girl find in his final days to finish.
     
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  7. BackwoodsBummin'

    BackwoodsBummin'

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Your modified Great Divide is pretty similar, albeit smaller than the Alaskan/Camp Chopper.[​IMG]

    Pics are getting harder to find these days. It seems folks have done a lot of housekeeping in there Flickr accounts over the last 10 years. Here's one I found from Barberfobic1992. I believe BigMike had one, also. Snow, tonym, and several other folks had smaller (7"-8") versions.
     
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  8. chopchop

    chopchop

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    Apr 17, 2009
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  9. BackwoodsBummin'

    BackwoodsBummin'

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    Feb 26, 2010
    That is a beast of a Koyote! I never have understood the custom machetes, though. A Tramontina will run you $10ish, and the only real difference, I imagine, is the handle material. Of course, that sheath is a work of art.

    There was a little red handled stead knife that I missed out on years ago. Never got to try one.

    I did have a gorgeous natural micarta handled leuku about the same size as that maple (?) handled one in cbach's post. It was a nice piece, for sure.
     
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  10. chopchop

    chopchop

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    Apr 17, 2009
    Yeah, I have to agree on the machete.

    The stead knife I had for awhile was a tan micarta handle. It felt really solid in the hand.


    This is my only koyote now. I got it off the exchange a couple years ago. First pic is from a trip a few years ago. I just used it a couple days ago to make fatwood shavings from a downed branch in my yard. I love the look of it!

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  11. BackwoodsBummin'

    BackwoodsBummin'

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    Feb 26, 2010
    That is a good looking blade!

    My lone remaining Koyote is similar (I think you even tried to buy it off me once)
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  12. chopchop

    chopchop

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    Apr 17, 2009
    Yes I did :D

    That’s #300 I think. It’s a beauty!

    I remember seeing it posted when it first went on sale and was too slow on the trigger.
     
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  13. BackwoodsBummin'

    BackwoodsBummin'

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Yup. At the time, that was the most expensive knife I had ever bought. I had to have it, though. Responsibilities be damned!
     
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  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    @BackwoodsBummin', there are two Koyote knives for sale in the individual custom section. Funny that this would come up now. They are smaller ones, a cleaver and a skinner.
     
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  15. BackwoodsBummin'

    BackwoodsBummin'

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Thanks for the heads-up, cbach. Not my style, though.
     
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  16. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    What a nice thread...I miss these and all the great knives!
     
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  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I got to find my last one from him, stuck in storage.
     
  18. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    @chopchop, I am willing to sell or trade my older micarta 5 inch leuku, the one by the ruler. Just a thought to keep it interesting. To be honest, I got it from Northridge88 (?) here on the forums. It is well used, but I got a good edge in it after stropping, it needs a good home.
     

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