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New hunting knife

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robhalex, May 8, 2014.

  1. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

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    Just recieved this beauty from Perkin Knives.

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    Since if lost my last damascus steep knife I've been looking for almost 8 months before finding this.

    Was unhappy with the handle, as it's a little worn for a new knife so emailed them and they've just popped another in the post for me.

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    It has a great weight to it, and is sharp as hell!

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    Can't praise the quality (handle aside) of this knife.

    And have to say this has firmly cemented my love of damascus steel!

    Can't wait to take this into the field with me sometime!
     
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    ill be honest, it looks very thrown together, the pin that goes through the blade is sticking out proud, that should have been sanded and polished so it blends into the bolster same goes for the back 4 brass pins, allen key headed studs just dont look right on that knife, perhaps brass pins or maybe steel would look better ... sorry that needs alot more care / skill and it would have looked so much better
     
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    The dam steel looks nice but I echo what GP said,multiple dents and what look to be rather old screw heads and the protruding pin,I would also be wary of using a folder (looks like a slip joint? ) for anything other than light work
     
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    For the price I paid I can put new Allen key headed studs in. I quite like the 4 brass pins on the end though lol.

    And yes that pin could be sanded down.


    Overall I do like the knife. But my opinion of the blade is probably warping my view overall. Luckily they are posting me a second one which I hope is built better
     
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    Could we have some more photos?
     
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    yea .. as matt said .... when new knife turns up could you update the pics
     
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    i do like the knife .... i would just like to add my touch to it
     
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    Yeah might look for some silver or brass Allen headed bolts for it, would be nice to maybe file some antler or bone for each side of the handle but would settle for just a better would Finish
     
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    I would not be happy with that as a brand new knife,it looks like a well seasoned knife...defo would look better with slightly more attention to it,hopefully the new one will be better
     
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    I wasn't happy mate. I emailed him saying it looks like I've either been sent a display model or someone else's returned item. He apologised and said he'd send me another and that if I was happy with the replacement to return the original. If I'm unhappy with the replacment I shan't be too upset as I'll then have two knives lol
     
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    If it was mine i would be asking Matty if he could put it right and give it the finish it deserves.
     
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    Is matty the man to speak to about these sorts of things? Wouldn't mind paying to have it customised a little!
     
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    :D ya been nominated bud
     
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    Ask him if he can or could do something with it. You never know.
     
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    Would that be the mattyts who commented earlier?
     
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    heres the trouble ... is that blade worth the money on a custom job, its ok if like me you have the skill, tools and material as the only thing im using is my time and skill but to pay someone to sort it out and make into something might just not be worth it
     
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    heres a list of what i know needs doing

    all pins need taking out
    all pin holes need tapering so you can have a flush fit with out the pins comming loose
    new scales
    complete new pins
    then its on the sander
    polish
    oil scales
     
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    Hi Rob,I usually deal in fix blades and making them from scratch so folders and modifications really aren't my thing unfortunately but I can point you in the right direction for someone who could,or even buying a new knife altogether :)
     
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