Alright, men!!!....your PRETTIEST knife....

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  1. mtngunr

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so, let's see some eyes.

    Your own personal idea of "I will never have anything more gorgeous than this."

    Plain, embellished, makes no difference...the one which stuns YOU.

    This would be my one excursion into Wowland.

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    It's a tie between these two.

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    I've gotta say my custom from Meeting Creek. For me, this is functional art!

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    I can manage pretty, not too sure about knife though for my first offering. Hey! who else has a 'knife' with red white and blue dots on it and a brass sheath...:18:
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    I traded it with a Arab for a carton of English cigarettes in the Suez Canal Zone about 57 years ago. I was a first trip Deck Boy in a Merchant Ship and at 17 years of age I thought it was a real bargain.
    The steel blade is I believe of 'Instant bend' brand and research tells me the brass sheath was made in India...But it is pretty...I think..:18:

    On a more serious note.. 02 tool steel, hand made by the English Knife Maker Mark Hill..now that's a pretty knife... :D :dblthumb:
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    I believe the brightly coded handle was to alert folk that the foreigner was defenseless.... (wink!)
     
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    This one, but it's mid mods and looking not so pretty right now.
     
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    KNIFE1.jpg KNIFE 2.jpg Generally I've never been a fan of Damascus blades. But when I saw this one, I had to have it.
     

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    this is not a have but a want. I can't really define what it is about the case Texas toothpick. I just really drool when I see one.
    Cheers Jim
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    :D :D Defenceless wasn't what the old Scottish Bosun called me when he saw what I had traded....:18:
     
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    Spyderco K390 Mule + Halpern Carbon Fibre Scales.
     

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    What about the ladies here too!?!?! ;) :D

    This one:

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    Or maybe this one:

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    I would probably have to say my... LTWK Forest Trail
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    That's purdy:)
    The engraving is spot on sir. You have good taste
     
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    Hard to chose just one.

    All these are just killer to me. Copy (3) of knives 010.JPG Copy (5) of knives 016.JPG Copy (8) of knives 011.JPG
     
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    My beloved Buck 119. Ya'll know what they look like. Timeless design.
     
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    IMGP0578.JPG Knives are like ladies, I've never seen an ugly one. But I have seen some a lot prettier than others. joe
     
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    If you ever get tired of that knife Joe send it my way. I like it.
     
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    KAMAGONG, I like the looks of that sharpening stone with the lanyard. What's the story on that?


     
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    My entry for Purdue Knives.
    On the left is a BPK Nessmuk, on the right is a Meeting Creek. D46F9C49-7C5E-47D8-8913-88708B693B56.jpeg
     
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    I would hope women to respond to a call to show "pretty"....challenging men to do so, probably cut responses by 90%.....cool, gorgeous, stunning, best looking, sexy, no problem....but, pretty?
    I did not want the thread to get out of hand, and seems to have worked quite well...still hoping for more ladies input.
     
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    I need to pay more attention to BR lines, or something.

    That is just wild to me, a perfect example of how one design can go so many places for so long...That is a BR copy of an SOG, which is a copy of a Japanese (Kiffe?) throwaway for our SOG guys who wanted to leave the Randall it copied back safe in barracks, and which Randall blade style very derivitive of Scagel blades.
     
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    A set of un-used Case Razor Edge folders...
     
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    Rode hard and put away wet lol
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    Stag, leather and bone always gets my attention. They aren't works of art, but appealing to the eye...

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    If I do, it's yours ole friend. joe
     
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    Mine is probably this one from SDS Knifeworks. Curly maple, black liners, 4" 154CM blade with satin finish. My first and only custom. I don't take it afield much anymore, but it is great for good prep when I make jerky. Not only is it my prettiest, it is also my sharpest. Crappy tablet pic doesn't do it justice.
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    MP kephart blank, handled with beautiful Brazilian Pecan... still my favorite

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    RW Fred sh Kephart. This is when it was new and it is no longer shiny.
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    When we bought this places there was a huge dead tree in the pasture. No bark either so Idk what kind it is. It got hit by lightning and split and while cutting it up I found some spalted wood in it. 15358208892691310236132.jpg
     
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    Roselli Hunter blade, copper guard and dyed maple burl handle.

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    Just a thanks to you which have posted...I am seeing great knives, gorgeous things, some even bought right out of cases a store display, along with other working art from folk of whch I have otherwise never heard.

    Very much sincere thanks...a real showcase if what folk find the most attractive, and every one quite apparent to everyone else...

    After a few more days of entrants, we should have a beauty pageant, and crown a queen...Miss Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder...

    Edited in PS....IF you guys are truthful now, then any pageant would have a tie between exactly however many knives get posted. Everybody already a winner, as apparent in your posts.
     
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    IMG_20180901_213354.jpg IMG_20180901_213212.jpg One of these Blackfeather white Micarta lime green liners. Old Broddrna J'o'nsson with burl Walnut and red and OD spacers. BPK 1095 forged with burl Walnut and copper pins.sorry about pic quality
     
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    I have an old Jönsson Brothers pre-war #1 size in very nice shape, as well as a newish mid 50s #2 (Eriksson, Frost, blanking out) and they are, to my mind, among the sharpest knives ever owned.

    Most all my very sharpest knives ever owned come from Sweden, or Finland. Those old tapered barrel ones from the Mora area also the most dangerous to my hand from a lifetime of choking up.

    Those are beautiful examples, and particularly a good example of how useful a classic blade COULD be to me.
     
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    Saku Honkilahti

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    It the #7s big brother. Model #3-5
     
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    My Western Cutlery W36J. The finish is totally ruined but i'm hoping to get it repaired at some point, i'm not good at working with knives.
     
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    That bottom knife... oh my!
     
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    You would have to feel it to belleve how it fits the hand. You know even a blind hog gets a acorn ever once in a while. Don't know if I could ever get one to fit better
     
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    Yeah I’ll agree that one just locks up in your hand.
     
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    It's one of Ragnar's Viking whetstones. Made from Jasper. My daughter has claimed it as her own, though it is used as a pendant instead of as a hone.
     
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    Bought an Al Mar Warrior at a gun show in 1995. After 20 years I sold it because it was too nice looking for me to use. It was a safe queen.


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    couple of my favorites I forged for myself...

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    oh, ja, had nothing for scale so could not make the call, except the sheath, and was sure if I said a #3, you would have said #7.

    I have an old 7-4 1/2 from early 60s owned by a top "agricultural inspector" spook who was active in the anti-communist Tibetan fighters, Vietnam, Africa, and Central and South America. It shows much sign of innumerable uses on a magnesium fire starter. The knife retired late 60s/early 70s, and gifted to a friend.
     

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