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    Thumbs up Whelen wilderness knife thread

    If you got pics you're more than welcome to put them up here. Or if you have questions about this model or just want to talk about it, that's ok too.
    Mostly this will be a running thread on the knives of this model I've made for people to use as a reference for a knife they have or are looking to buy on the secondary market.
    Model info here:
    Model-33-whelen-wilderness-knife

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    10/13/12 *prototype* 3/16" o-1 tool steel, Varied convex grind, heat treat scale left on the flats, tero tuf tan scales, 1/4" and 1/8" brown g10 pins

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    10/31/12 13/64" 5160 spring steel, 3/4 height convex grind, black g10 scales, 1/8" orange g10 spacers, 3/16" and 1/8" stainless steel pins
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    Here is a pic I have put up somewhere else, thought I would post it here. Top is #2 and bottom is the #1, great blade, I really dig mine.

    Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
    I am haunted by waters.

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    Very cool, Ross. Thanks for the pic!
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    Eventually I'll be adding pictures to this thread...

    Got to tell ya that even though I'm still weeks out and the past three years have gone by quite quickly it's like time is now slowing down.

    Can't wait.
    Just stop talking and start doing...

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    Iz what was your inspiration for this design? Also what do you think of the terotuff material? I've used it once and like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croatoan View Post
    Eventually I'll be adding pictures to this thread...

    Got to tell ya that even though I'm still weeks out and the past three years have gone by quite quickly it's like time is now slowing down.

    Can't wait.
    Lord willing, it won't be long now bro. Very glad you're looking forward to it and I hope I can meet the expectation.

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    Iz what was your inspiration for this design? Also what do you think of the terotuff material? I've used it once and like it.
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    Scott,
    It's a historical pattern that supposedly Whelen designed.
    Check out this thread it's got all the info in it:
    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...lderness+knife

    Honestly I didn't care for the terrotuff. It seemed softer than g10 or micarta and I didn't care for the colors they offered much. But that's nothing against it as far as toughness, I'm sure it's plenty tough and a good handle material. No doubt. They probably have some new colors too.

    Thanks, guys!
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