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Adventure Sworn growing collection....,.

Discussion in 'Adventure Sworn Bushcraft Co.' started by rcwells, May 14, 2017.

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    This is the collection so far, and my gf has a Classic on the way.
    I added a red 550pc lanyard to the white Corian Classic with red liners. I couldn't decide what color pc to get for the other two so I went with natural jute twine which can also be used for fire starting tinder as well, so it's perfect!
    My fave sheath is the early AS Classic(white Corian) sheath in bison leather color. I love the shape and feel and color of it. And the knife sits deep and snug in it. Very nice!
    The SWC sheath also does very well, deep and tight and snug also. Withdraws easily but still snug.

    Also a pic of my SWC 30th Anniversary.

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    I really!! like that one with the white handle. joe
     
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    It was an early one, probably made by Cody himself from what I understand. It has the early logo on the blade and the sheath, and is white Corian Bone with red liners. It is HEAVY. A 4/5 handle width, with 0/1 steel. I like it a lot, but it's a user as it arrived that way from previous owner. I like ALL my AS knives and they will all be users, but this classic will be a go to for me. It will also "match" my GF's knife when it arrives, so it's kinda extra cool to me. Hers will white with red liners, but a different material, I believe it is Ivory Paper Micarta or something.
    Pics to follow eventually.
     
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    Nice collection. Do you have the bucksaw yet?
     
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    Impressive, I'm hoping they open custom orders again. I would really like a custom explorer in 3v next. That white corian is stunning.
     
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    I have a bucksaw yes, and I've considered stripping it down and restaining it a natural color instead of the green. It's a beautiful saw, but it cuts so great the color really doesn't matter. I just think I would prefer a natural color/stain than the green color it is now.

    I TOO am hoping for an open custom order book @FreudianSlip! I love the knives I have, but would LOVE to have the opportunity to order what I want as opposed to what someone else ordered!
     
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    The AS bucksaw is worth every penny! I want another!


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    I just traded for the custom X-Explorer 907
    With Desert Ironwood scales, green micarta liners, brass bolts and copper lanyard tube.
    With it's wood handled brethren:
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    Green Mountaineer is gone, traded for the Buffalo Horn (black) scale Mountaineer, yelllow liners, 3/5 size, stainless bolts and lanyard tube, and sheath with dangler.
    Black and White in harmony:
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    White Corian Classic, Woodcrafter, and Walker, with red, green, and black liners respectively.
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    Step brothers? SWC 30th Anniversary and Ray Mears Bushcraft knife with Yew and African Iroko wood (wood from a church that was built in the 1600s) respectively. Unfortunately, the Iroko scales have shrunk considerably and I have sent word to Cody to see if he will work on it for me.

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    The whole family together:
    Explorer, 2 Mountaineers, 2 Classics, Woodcrafter, Walker, SWC 30th and Ray Mears
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    I recently purchased one of those Mears/SWC Iroko-handled Bushcraft models, @rcwells. I notice you have sent word to Cody to see if he'll work on it for you. Well, I can say with some authority that he most certainly will do his best to try and warranty this blade for you within the best of his abilities. I haven't experienced much in the way of shrinking scales like you mention, but I also do try to oil the wood on a fairly regular basis. Depending on what's available/near me at the time, I'll use either fractionated (liquid, no smell) or refined (no smell) coconut oil, or Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP (works great on wood, too). Not knowing where you are located, how dry is your climate?
     
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    South MS, and we have high humidity. This knife is new to me however.
    I know Cody has rehandled one of these exact knives with the same issue so hopefully he can help me out with it. I'd like to salvage the scales but that may not be possible.
     
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    Well I count myself lucky that mine isn't shrinking, then! At least not that I can see. Cody didn't say anything about it when he had mine, either. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us.
     
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    I remember when you picked yours up in the blanket not long back, I was eyeing it too. Very cool history on the scales and SWC made some quality beautys.
    I believe there were several that had the same issue as me, and perhaps it was just a certain run of wood there that had this problem.
     
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    I can't wait for my walker to come in! Once it does I'm totally taking a picture of all my beauties in one picture!
     
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    Added a lanyard and TAD bead to the walker. It needed it for more purchase.
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    Here are my 3, the Mountaineer just came in today. Awesome, my Mountaineer, Explorer and Classic
     

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    Those are some great looking knives.
    Thanks for the pic
     
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    Which is your favorite and why?
     
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    I was raised on flat grind knives so I would have to say my Explorer.
     
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    I've been wanting to try one of their convexed blades. Hoping to try out the new 6 inch blade they have coming out with a convex edge. Should make a great camp knife.
     
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    I don't like to baton with my flat grind knives so I always carry a hatchet with me, it is a habit from being a kid.
     
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    Just traded for this jewel. Made by Leif. This thing is heavy. The wood is Lignum Vitae, super dense and hard.
    Anyways, the pics:
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    Man I think that wood and white classic is my perfect knife. drooling.....
     
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    A few more pics. I cleaned up the brass on the sheath and polished on the knife a bit today.
    Not too crazy about the sheath's looks, but it fits very snugly and is heavily made. IMG_3839.JPG IMG_3840.JPG IMG_3841.JPG IMG_3843.JPG IMG_3845.JPG IMG_3846.PNG
     
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    I appreciate your appreciation because I appreciate it as well. It's one of the coolest ones I think AS has ever done. That recent briar and ivory Huntsman was sick though.
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    I've not owned an AS as of yet. That one is a beaut though. Gimme first dibs if ya ever want to let her go
     
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    I'll keep you in mind if that happens.

    AS knives are surprisingly not as expensive as I think they could be. For what you are buying they are very reasonably priced and worth every penny. That's my opinion anyways.
     
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    Agreed. Of course the market sets the price, but I think their value multiplies once they're in hand and can truly be appreciated.
     
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    I don't really see any use on any of the knives depicted here. Are they all for looking at or which knife or knives do you actually use? How do you know if they are great knives if they all sit unused? I don't seen any users. Get some dirt on a few of them!
     
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    @Kona9
    I have used the Explorer and the white/wood Classic both. There is a thread posted of a guitar I carved of cedar with it.
    And the explorer is what I've used since my "user" Mountaineer is at the spa presently.
    I am just OCD about keeping my gear clean and pretty.
    I carried the Lignum Classic on my outing yesterday but since I was doing twigs in my Bushbuddy stove, it didn't see much use aside from cutting some jute twine. Not to mention I just got that knife last week.
    So I do use them but I don't beat em up.
     
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    ^This. I feel there's a difference between using your tools and taking care of them/keeping them clean, and using/abusing tools and leaving them dirty. Sure, carbon knives can develop a patina over time/use, but not everyone wants that on their knives and instead polishes it off the flats and sharpens it off of the bevels. My Mears/SWC has been used for much more bushcrafty stuff than my Adventure Sworns and still looks as new as when I got it. My A/S Guide has been used for lots and lots of kitchen food prep, but similarly looks new outside of some stropping marks near the edge from where I didn't polish it as high-grit as they do at the factory. This is a "growing collection" thread, not an "in use" thread. Maybe that's what @Kona9 is looking for?
     
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    I've admitted before I'm weird about keeping my stuff clean.
    The debate over beating the snot out of knives has been done ad nauseuem. If a knife is a cutting tool, and to my knowledge it is, there is no need to hammer nails with it or even split firewood if you have other tools available.
    So cutting rope and twine or paracord or steak or whatever is done shouldn't mar it all up and if cleaned after use it should stay looking good.
    At least that's my take on it.
    Over years of use surely they will develop some character marks, but that will take time and if I
    am diligent it will be kept to a minimum.
     
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    Sounds good. Just wondering if these we all going to live a long life of sitting stored away and only see the light of day when taking pics of the collection. I'm ok with collections too, btw. My knives are used, not abused unless you consider batonning abuse (some do, it depends on the knife in question in my opinion). I personally don't really feel comfortable using the knife until it it has a few scratches or patina. I forced anpatina on two of my LTWK/BHK knives in O1 steel and now Inuse them without hesitation. The knives you have are beautiful btw.
     
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    Whooo, someone has an AS Knife addiction. My wife calls it knife porn, lol.

    Really you should be ashamed and embarrassed to have the white classic. Heck I am embarrassed for ya, really. Send it my way, lol. Bout the only way I know how to help ya.

    In reality I am jealous. I have always wanted a white handled AS Mountaineer. I had one in an ivory color and it just wasn't the white color I wanted.
     
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    I'll ease your pain with the fact that the white handled, that is Corian, is a Classic. That in Mountaineer would be great though!
    I do have an addictive personality unfortunately as evidenced by....
     

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