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Chief Shaway
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:29:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never heard of them before this weekend.
A guy at the table across from me at the local BP show had one I fell in love with.
We did some trading and it came home with me.
After I looked them up, I realize I got a very good deal on it.
Mine is the Meerkat with warthog tusk scales.
https://arnobernard.com/collections/bush-baby-series/products/meerkat

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He Dog
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:34:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
interesting knives, there are a number of regional knife makers here in the states, but I had never heard of this one. I believe South African is one of the very southern states, and I don't get there that often. Doesn't look like there is a U.S. dealer, so you have an uncommon one. The question is, is it going to be a safe queen or are you taking it hunting?

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Grasshopper
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:35:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a very nice one! --
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Ricci Wright
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:46:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup I have been looking at the cause they are nice. Some are really tiny.

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Chief Shaway
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:49:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

interesting knives, there are a number of regional knife makers here in the states, but I had never heard of this one. I believe South African is one of the very southern states, and I don't get there that often. Doesn't look like there is a U.S. dealer, so you have an uncommon one. The question is, is it going to be a safe queen or are you taking it hunting?


While the shape would make this one an excellent skinning, caping knife, I'm thinking this will be my BBQ knife.
Forgot to mention, it has a Cape buffalo sheaf.

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He Dog
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:53:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The sheath is leather or shaped horn?



Wow, now you are going to have to have Forgemonkey build you a BBQ 1911. I am thinking Damascus slide, Fossil mammoth stocks (I have a good friend who makes those)...

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Chief Shaway
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  08:56:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

The sheath is leather or shaped horn?



Wow, now you are going to have to have Forgemonkey build you a BBQ 1911. I am thinking Damascus slide, Fossil mammoth stocks (I have a good friend who makes those)...


Leather.
I'm thinking that the BBQ 1911 is a little/lot out of my price range right now.

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He Dog
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  09:03:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chief Shaway

quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

The sheath is leather or shaped horn?



Wow, now you are going to have to have Forgemonkey build you a BBQ 1911. I am thinking Damascus slide, Fossil mammoth stocks (I have a good friend who makes those)...


Leather.
I'm thinking that the BBQ 1911 is a little/lot out of my price range right now.




Start with a good quality trigger.

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wpageabc
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  09:52:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way to go CS nice score

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grumpygy
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  10:42:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

interesting knives, there are a number of regional knife makers here in the states, but I had never heard of this one. I believe South African is one of the very southern states, and I don't get there that often. Doesn't look like there is a U.S. dealer, so you have an uncommon one. The question is, is it going to be a safe queen or are you taking it hunting?



Found a bunch of dealers on the web page.
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gearheaddad
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Posted - 03/11/2018 :  11:41:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just heard about them today!
Saw a "wild dog" with warthog ivory scales and a cape buffalo sheath.
Lady wanted 400.00 for it at a local gun show.
Beautiful knives!

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Chief Shaway
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  12:23:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I showed it to a buddy a work yesterday.
He told me today that he hoped I was happy.
He said he went through the website last night and he just has to have one.

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guntech59
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  5:52:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some people do not understand buying expensive things. For them, a $15 knife will do the same thing the $300 knife will.

Personally, I do not mind dropping some cash on a well made custom, or semi-custom, knife. I do try to keep it American made though.

Arno Bernard does have some fine looking knives. He also uses some top of the line steels for his blades.

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“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” Robert A. Heinlein

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Chief Shaway
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:32:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by guntech59

Some people do not understand buying expensive things. For them, a $15 knife will do the same thing the $300 knife will.

Personally, I do not mind dropping some cash on a well made custom, or semi-custom, knife. I do try to keep it American made though.

Arno Bernard does have some fine looking knives. He also uses some top of the line steels for his blades.




This is my first "regular" fine knife.
I have many 17-18th century style hand made custom knives.
They are great for turning heads at reenactments but, wanted something for everyday carry, or a fancy BBQ.

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guntech59
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  8:44:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chief Shaway

quote:
Originally posted by guntech59

Some people do not understand buying expensive things. For them, a $15 knife will do the same thing the $300 knife will.

Personally, I do not mind dropping some cash on a well made custom, or semi-custom, knife. I do try to keep it American made though.

Arno Bernard does have some fine looking knives. He also uses some top of the line steels for his blades.




This is my first "regular" fine knife.
I have many 17-18th century style hand made custom knives.
They are great for turning heads at reenactments but, wanted something for everyday carry, or a fancy BBQ.



How about some pics of the old knives?

US Army (Ret.)
1977-1998

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” — Jefferson`s “Commonplace Book,”

“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” Robert A. Heinlein

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”- Heraclitus.
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Chief Shaway
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  9:08:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by guntech59

quote:
Originally posted by Chief Shaway

quote:
Originally posted by guntech59

Some people do not understand buying expensive things. For them, a $15 knife will do the same thing the $300 knife will.

Personally, I do not mind dropping some cash on a well made custom, or semi-custom, knife. I do try to keep it American made though.

Arno Bernard does have some fine looking knives. He also uses some top of the line steels for his blades.




This is my first "regular" fine knife.
I have many 17-18th century style hand made custom knives.
They are great for turning heads at reenactments but, wanted something for everyday carry, or a fancy BBQ.



How about some pics of the old knives?


Would love to. Had a post bout a year ago with them. Went to find it and the pic is gone ala photobucket.
I haven't switched to another hosting sit yet.
Guess I need to.

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