Model 3 Mississippi River thread

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  1. Iz

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    If you got pics you're more than welcome to put them up here.
     
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    Heres a few

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  4. Iz

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    That's number one, guys.
     
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    Fixed it
     
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    Thanks for the pics guys, you do more justice for it than I do but here goes anyway

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    can't recommend the passaround thread enough to anyone interested in this FANTASTIC BLADE!!!! :D

    (see the link in Kerri's post above)

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    Everyone is doing a fantastic job putting this awesome blade thru it's paces!
     
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    Well since you asked, I will show you #2. I hope to get some action shots soon.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  9. Iz

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    Awesome pics, Dave! Thanks, man.
     
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    Very nice pics, guys. I'm in love with the SR, but this model is really growing on me. I might have to get in line for a second one.

    Iz, does the regular version of this have a recurve or is that only as you put it a grinding mistake on #1.

    I'd love to see a side shot of the regular version, if anyone has one.
     
  11. a44mag4dave

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    I think this is the best pic I have of what your looking for XMP.

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  12. Iz

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    Yeah it was only in that first one.
    When I made it I had no plans to put the pattern in the regular lineup, it was just ganna be a one shot sort of thing. So I left the re-curve in it. Then I had a few requests for it so I put it in as a standard model.
     
  13. XMP

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    Thanks for the pic and info, Dave and Iz.

    I don't think I even considered the MR before, because I'm not into recurves and I didn't realize that was a one-shot deal. I'm gonna have to get on the list a second time now!
     
  14. Iz

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    It's a pretty popular pattern (that's a lotta "p's" ) these days.
    I'm not a big knife user but lots of guys are and seem to like this one.
    Thanks, bro.
     
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    I sent you a quote request today, so I can get on the list for one of these. Since the Mississipi actually starts here in Minnesota (and Missouri just borrows it from us:3:), I figure its appropriate that I get one of these. Otherwise I'd end up with only one of your knives named after a river in Iowa:eek:, and that just wouldn't be right.

    (With all due respect to IAWoodsman, here in MN we say Iowa = I Oughta Went Around).
     
  16. Iz

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    Hahha. You guys seem to feel the same way about Iowa that I feel about Kansas. :D
     
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    Im just speechless when It comes to this blade. I have never in my life had such a desire to own something. Truly amazing!
     
  19. Iz

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    Thanks for the kind words, bro. It's nice to hear that people like what you're doing, much appreciated.
     
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    Iz, thanks for letting me play around with the Mississippi that you had at the Hardwoodsman Meet. I really enjoyed the feel of the handle and the performance of the grind. I'm glad I'm on the list for one.

    I'm really surprised that there aren't more of these out there.
     
  21. Iz

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    You're welcome, man. Actually Doggiecareman deserves the thanks, it's his knife that he's passing around.
    There's a #25 coming up in the next batch if you follow the "next batch" thread.
    Here's hoping I don't mess it up . heh.
    Thanks again, my friend. It was a pleasure meeting you and Whitetail this weekend.
     
  22. Iz

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    updated
     
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    I was sorting out some old digital media I have and came accross these. It looks like #1 has been pretty well covered but I figure why not a few more from way back there... It's a dandy blade for sure.

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    My old camera really struggled with that much reflective surface on a sunny day... Anyhow, like I said, it's a dandy...

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    Thanks for the great photos. It certainly is a winner. It still surprises me that more people don't pick it. Maybe once more people have midsized option covered (for example, Solider River or Green River) the Mississippi will grow in popularity.
     
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    From my limited experience with this knife this wouldve been the perfect knife for the SERE contract Iz had for a while it certainly is a jack of all trades blade without being to big or awkward to carry perfect for military or SAR or anybody in that line of work
     
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  26. XMP

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    That is a good way to put it. If I was going to pick a "survival" knife from the Turley line this would be it. It is still small enough to pull off typical bushcraft tasks, but it has that over-built quality and larger size that is often associated with a survival knife.
     
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    My opinion isnt worth anything to anyone except me but I think that grinding mistake of #1 should be incorporated into the design. Probably makes it a tad harder to sharpen but that slight recurve really sets it off to my eye.
     
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    These are the most recent pics of it and has some classic age lines you only get from use :)

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    Thanks again for the opportunity to contribute to those age lines.
     
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    You are most welcome. If I make it out the Ohio Meet this next weekend it will get more use by anyone interested. Looking promising for me to get there.
     
  31. Iz

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    Great pics and insight fellas. :dblthumb:
     
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    #6
    12/27/12 13/64" 5160 spring steel, 3/4 height convex grind, heat treat scale left on the flats, caramel linen micarta scales, thin black spacers, brass pins and lanyard


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    Edit to add-09-2013]:
    This is #6, and the last of the first generation from what Iz is saying now. :) So, do I want a second gen, or a Z-sere, or a boonie, or a Raider knife, or....? Decisions, decisons.
    Iz, you are changing the lineup faster than we can get the knives. Make more knives, not more choices !! :)
     
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  33. Iz

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    Very cool, G.
     
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    Iz, I was just looking through the new version of the catalog. There are a lot of cool new designs:dblthumb: (like the Raider Bowie, the Paramarine, and now the Boonie), but I still think the next one I hope to get is a Mississippi. I see that you say that you've made some tweaks to the design.

    So I'm wondering if you could expand on what all you've changed and maybe even what your thinking was in the redesign. Thanks, as always.
     
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    Looks like it has more of a pronounced drop point like a green river
     
  36. Iz

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    They were so minute I don't remember exactly what all I changed honestly. The biggest change was that it's slightly wider over all. Maybe by a 1/16".
    Other things you can kind of see in the comparison pic in the catalog. Like Dcycleman said, it has slightly more edge drop than the old one. And if you look at the pommel area, you can see that there's not as much of a pronounced hook where your pinky finger would go.
    That's about it I think. I just kind of tweak things every now and then either to make it more aesthetically pleasing to me or sometimes to make it easier to work with on my machinery even. Thanks for the kind words about the new designs, bro. I appreciate it.
     
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    Thanks for the insight, Iz. I can see some of the differences between the knives, but I'm never sure which ones are the normal slight variations that occur in hand-making a knife and which ones are design tweaks. So that's why I asked. New or old, the Mississippi is a great looking knife, so unless GreyOne decides to sell me his, I expect it will be the next one I order (even though that new Boonie design is calling my name pretty loudly).

    Great looking work all around:dblthumb:.
     
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    Thanks, bro! I know you've had your sights set on a mississippi for a while now so I don't blame you for sticking with it. I wish I could stand that firmly on a knife decision. I've had a Randall catalog sitting here for a good six months and have decided about ten times which knife I'm ordering "for sure". haha. Haven't ordered yet.
     
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    Yep, ever since I got to use a few at the Hardwoodsmans meet a few years ago I knew I'd get a Soldier River (or three:dblthumb:) and a Mississippi. You are definitely making the choices harder though with your recent offerings.

    In your case its hard to go wrong no matter what choice you make with a Randall. My favorite is the Model 14 Attack with a Border Patrol Handle.
     
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    Umm, nope, don't think so. :) I have a Boonie, and a Z-sere, and a couple more that are oscillating my brain stem. I am still on the list for one more, and then the contact list. So, who knows, maybe I can get three or four more before I get to old to open the packages. ;)
     
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    Every time I look at this thread it makes me reconsider my choice (at least in a couple years) of wanting a GR... I'm surprised there aren't more of these out there!
     
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    I kept saying the same thing for two years while I waited to get a Mississippi.
     
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    I just realized that looking through this thread I never even put up any pics in it of my new Mississippi. So here it is on a couple of recent outings and also getting a chopping test from the head Joe:dblthumb:.


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    Glad to see you got one of your very own! Now I can quit locking mine in the gun safe at night. :)

    Not near as many of these made as there ought to be. Iz just makes to many choices, and confuses us poor customers.
     
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    Haha, now I don't have to keep checking the classifieds hoping you were going to break down and sell yours.

    There are definitely too many choices (and not enough slots), but people definitely don't know what they are missing on the Mississippi. Besides, like I told Iz, the Mississippi River actually starts in Minnesota, so, of course, I had to have the one Turley model named after one of OUR rivers:dblthumb:.
     
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    I keep waiting for Iz to come out with a Brazos River or a Trinity River plainsman's style blade. He keeps neglecting us Texans something awful. :)
     
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    Heh. I wish I had ideas and time enough to go around to name a model for a river in every state.
     
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    Well, I guess I'll have to put in for a Chicago River with scales of an algae - green color!!
     
  49. Iz

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    Haha
     
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    I'm originally from Ohio. It should get the Coyahoga River with scales that can be lit on fire as emergency tinder.
     

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