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Corso
08-15-2011, 08:41 AM
looking to buy a few Old hicks was wondering if anyone could suggest a retailer - i've seen a few around that seem to come with an upgraded handle

any suggestions where I might pic up a few - bearing in mind i'm from the UK and will need to ship them

cheers

Dano
08-15-2011, 09:06 AM
Here's a link to a kit they have available, not sure how popular they are over in the UK to know if you can find them at sales or not.

http://www.ebladestore.com/oh-705.html

There are several other vendors that carry this same set. Might not be a bad deal since the shipping would probably be cheaper than getting individual knives....

Corso
08-15-2011, 10:12 AM
They aren't sold in the UK at all unfortunately.

We have some branded as shefield steel butchers knives but they arn't realt the same

Looker
08-15-2011, 10:54 AM
EBAY!

Looker

Skab
08-15-2011, 10:56 AM
Smokey Mountain Knife Works has a good selection of them, and fair prices.

Spork
08-15-2011, 10:58 AM
I think if I were going to go through the expense of ordering from overseas...I would consider the Green River knives and blades - Green River knives (http://www.crazycrow.com/green-river-knives) - Green River Blades (http://www.crazycrow.com/green-river-knife-blades)

Taliesin
08-15-2011, 11:13 AM
Smoky Mountain Knife Works or ragweedforge.com. The problem with you though is the overseas shipping. That's probably going to cost more than the knife or knives.

Vot
08-15-2011, 12:08 PM
I live in the UK and I bought a couple from Amazon, they were discounted, and the postage wasn't bad. I bought a couple more from Ragweedforge, a great guy who keeps the prices real. The eight inch butcher is thicker stock than the seven or smaller blades. I've brutalised mine with garden work, splitting wood, and chopped out a couple of bows, and it still sharpens up and shaves hair.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w320/caliban_bucket/004-36.jpg

There might be UK posters interested in a group buy. The prices in the UK nauseate me. You can get a Green River dadley blade in the US for $5, the only UK site I've found one on cost 17, which is $44.

Corso
08-15-2011, 02:08 PM
EBAY!

Looker

cant buy knives on UK ebay - their rules not ours :(



I live in the UK and I bought a couple from Amazon, they were discounted, and the postage wasn't bad. I bought a couple more from Ragweedforge, a great guy who keeps the prices real. The eight inch butcher is thicker stock than the seven or smaller blades. I've brutalised mine with garden work, splitting wood, and chopped out a couple of bows, and it still sharpens up and shaves hair.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w320/caliban_bucket/004-36.jpg

There might be UK posters interested in a group buy. The prices in the UK nauseate me. You can get a Green River dadley blade in the US for $5, the only UK site I've found one on cost 17, which is $44.

now that looks splendid - sheaths realy smart too did you make it yourself? - will take a look at the 8" are they the original scales they look alot smarter than the usual ones

Vot
08-15-2011, 02:42 PM
Thanks mate! The handle's just been sanded a bit and had grooves put on with a round file (did this on impulse, five minute job) and I rubbed super glue on to varnish it. TBH it's still a bit slippy and I should wrap cord on it or something, but I like how it looks, vanity, vanity. I did make the sheath and I could help you out making one if you like, if you get a knife OK that is. I'm a total amature though and you are likely to be a better sheath maker than me.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w320/caliban_bucket/003-38.jpg

Sorry if my post was a bit of a hijack!

Corso
08-15-2011, 03:06 PM
Thanks mate will do - infact I've a machete i'm planning to mod that would look very cool in a sheath just like that so I might be intouch for some advice, I've made the odd pouch but sheath would be a bit of a step up...

had a nosy at your blog too some very cool stuff there especially the bows

Spork
08-15-2011, 03:08 PM
Nice job on that Vot :dblthumb:

Corso
08-16-2011, 01:32 PM
what do people think my chances might be if i offered a few bit up for trade on here for a couple of old hicks?

bushwolf
08-16-2011, 02:56 PM
I think that your chances of a trade would be good Corso.

Corso
08-16-2011, 03:25 PM
cool will look into the rules

I assume i need to be a supporter?