Big Unk!

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  1. tobiism

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    Was everybody sleeping and nobody saw the huge Unk for sale? That's like the coolest Unk I've ever seen! I couldn't not buy it! 8 and 3/4 inches long with an inch and a half tall S7 blade?!? With an exposed pommel?!? Talk about a perfect utility knife!
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    Oh My!

    I love it!

    Where was it for sale at?
     
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    Holy BUNK (Beast UNK)!!
     
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    I confess that was my design and, as a safe queen, she deserves better, thus why she is at the Gossman Consignment Shop.

    :)

    -Stan
     
  6. tobiism

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    bravo Sir! i will use her as she should be used!
     
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    You make my soul smile @tobiism!

    Thank you!

    -Stan
     
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    Survival unk!
     
  10. Vanitas

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    I was indeed asleep or else I probably would have bought it. He mentioned a while ago he might make one. (larger unk that is)
     
  11. Gruntinhusaybah

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    Yeah! Good one buddy! @stanley_white had a matching Bolo made IIRC complete with a River-8 sheath too!
     
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    BTW Tobiism... Im going to be stalking all your for sale threads from now on lol... not like I dont already but more so ;p
     
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    Will be making a few more of these. I can see some in CPM 1V.
    Scott
     
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    I did indeed and it sold yesterday.

    The matching set, more so than fulfilling a knife need, fulfilled a psychological need for me at the time as I worked through some wartime issues.

    Owning two knives with blaze orange handles and shiny blades, as strange as that seems, was a big step for me, having spent most of my professional life with tactical gear.

    Owning those knives, after I left operations, was a way of accepting that I had no one to hide from / nobody was after me anymore.

    Even as safe queens they were very useful.

    -Stan
     
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    Not to derail the thread, but i would knock someone's grandma out of her wheelchair to buy a 4" bladed unk in the 1/8" o1 or a2.
     
  16. tobiism

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    wow. powerful stuff.
    From one vet to another I can tell you I will look at that knife a lot differently now that I know that
     
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    "You may be done with the past but the past isn't done with you."

    :)

    We are all works in progress.

    -Stan
     
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    It’s odd how stuff helps ain’t it?
     
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    cant wait to get this in! i had to ask Mr. G to wait to mail it until i get back from San Diego
     
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    Went out in the mail yesterday. Thanks!
    Scott
     
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    That is a nice knife. I guessed ugly neck knife for "unk" but that is neither ugly nor a neck knife. Unk?
    Cheers Jim
     
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    UTILITY NECK KNIFE!

     
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    This big UNK is a great design. UNKS, or UNKonSteroids.

    I'll take one in either CPM154, A2 or 3V.

    Scott, will you be making these without exposed pommels?
     
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    It's @stanley_white design called the CFK. Compromise Field Knife. He is getting credit for the design as I do with anyone who's design I put into my line up. The only difference will be I will be doing full handles, no exposed tang.

    Scott
     
  25. tobiism

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    So I got this in today and I'm super excited about it. It's the knife I've always wanted! I always liked the unks but they were too small for me. Of course I did what I usually do, being an edge-o-phile. I immediately put it on the bench grinder and reduced it down to .015" behind the edge and perfected it on the whetstones( the edge is perfect but the primary grind could use a little work on a finer belt to get rid of my grind lines and shine it up).
    The reason I do this is I'm a scandi guy. Any knife that I own that is not a scandi I try to get to scandi-like performance by changing the edge geometry. The reason I buy Gossman knives is because his heat treat is so spot-on his knives will support much thinner geometry than what he puts on from stock(Mr Gossman you really should consider a high-performance grind!). I have done this to his 8in BBT, two different survival puukkos, and a tusker companion in steel ranging from 01 to A2 to S7 and every time I've had spectacular results.
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  26. S.Gossman

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    I try and do a standard grind/edge geometry that falls in between not too thick and not too thin to handle cutting jobs that the user will need it for. If the owner feels he needs to change the geometry for his particular needs, it can be done on an individual basis. Not everyone is going to want the exact same edge geometry. Glad to hear my heat treatment can handle the thinner geometries you prefer.
    Scott
     
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    this knife is awesome! it's now my edc.
     
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    Looks like a outstanding work horse!
     
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    Hahaha, you mean until you sell it to me!
     
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    @tobiism you happen to have a Tusker you can place next to it so I can gauge handle size?
     
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    no way buddy! No other knife I own has seen as much use as this has gotten since I got it. I love it
     
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    sorry, no. how about a becker handle?
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    Thanks brother, I appreciate that.
    Scott
     
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    My pleasure buddy. This one is special. I especially like the way your S7 heat treat responds to the Gossman sharpening steel. I rolled the edge of the tip a couple times but the sharpening steel puts it right back to straight
     
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    Nice.
    Scott
     
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    Guess he is gonna have to make more then ;p. But I don’t think he does g10 scales anymore.

    Thanks, it looks like it and the tusker handle size are pretty close judging from the picture.
     
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    Scott, you need to make more of these.
     
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    I like the contoured scales!

    What an awesome knife!
     
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    Orange, I am cleaning the drool off of my desk right now.
     
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    He has one in 3v atm in his store
     
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    And I can't believe it hasn't sold yet
     
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    I got the other one! Love this knife! Though my two most carried blades right now are my WTK and regular UNK.
     
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    Ive been in and out of town, Ive been contemplating selling my Tusker to get it
     
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