Discussion in 'Ben Akin Knives' started by Biggin, Apr 19, 2016.
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This one is a Wapiti in O1 and ironwood.
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Oh my goodness. I'm hoping that Wapiti is the one you're making for me. It looks incredible.
Yes. It's all ready to go.
Love that profile! Smokin' scales!
Hot handle for sure! Liking this model very much
This is an A2 Wapiti with another great piece of ironwood.
I finished this one up today for BayRat91. Its a PCT in O1 with exhibition grade ironwood scales and brass hardware.
that wapiti is good-looking ...
Looking forward to getting the knife and writing a review. I want to let everyone know that Ben has been a pleasure to work with through the process and truly wants to make sure that you have the knife of your dreams. Can not say enough good things about Ben and hope that more people give him a try.
I 2nd this. I would happily buy another knife from Ben.
Just received the knife and right as we were packing for our family camping trip. Could not have asked for better timing. Hopefully I will get a chance to work with it quite a bit over the weekend. But first, I will use it to grill up some bacon wrapped backstrap from a deer I shot this year to celebrate. Thanks again Ben. The knife looks great.
I hope you enjoy it for many years. Thanks for the business.
I finished this one up tonight for Shugster2.
Its a PCT in O1 with a burlap and ivory paper composite handle.
I got it in the mail today.....all I can say is WOW! I can definitely see more in my future! Thanks Ben!
Don't forget to take some in use pics to enter the GAW.
Looking good over here.
Just finished this set up for IAOutdoors.
Finished this one up for a customer today.
Wow, love it! Man you gotta stop these pics.........killing me!
This is a filet knife I finished up for a customer. AEB-L finished a little stiff so it doubles as a boning knife during deer season.
Working on some neck knives for orders.
That filet knife is killer Ben!
and the pics of the neck knives are getting me all giddy like
Just finished this one up for an order. Still working on the camera settings.
Very nice knife. Would love to have one for the kitchen but would be scared the wife would mess it up.
I just finished this one tonight.
Excellent work, I love that handle combo and finish.
Is that a fatter handle than what you use on the Wapiti? It looks comfortable.
A little fatter. I've had a pretty mixed bag of requests for fatter and thinner handles for the hunters and the wapiti.
Finished this trio today. This one has been a long time coming.
O1 tool steel hunter with ironwood and stabilized muley antler bolsters over black G10 liners. This is a set for a father and 2 sons in Wyoming.
^^^that is something I dream about...but I have 3 sons and one on the way...it could get real expensive...but worth it!
Great work Ben! I love my knife!!
Hmmm...I've got two boys too. They are only 6 and 9 so so have time to save up!
Finished this one up today. Its a PCT with Burlap composite and carbon fiber pins and tube.
That is one beautiful knife.
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Finished this one today.
Wowza! That's a stunner Ben!
I really like those white liners! Beautiful knife Ben.
I finished this one up today.
Mr Akin you are truly an artist. I mean that. I have owned custom knives from a few different makers over the last 25 or so years, all of them great for what they were built for. But you have honestly combined beauty with functionality.
I look forward to the Camp Knife and putting it to work
Thanks brother. I appreciate that.
This father/son set has been a long time coming. We were looking for an iconic material that represented the west and Yellowstone in particular. The rams horn was ther final choice. The rams horn handles were a new material for me so I had quite a bit of research and hands on experimenting to get the finish right but in the end it is beautiful stuff that I will be using more of. There are 2 different schools of though on how to best display this material. One is the "waves" of the outside showing the character of the crust. The other is what I have done here, where it is finished like a translucent piece of stained glass. I wish I was a better photographer so I could do these pieces of horn justice.
The steel is 1/8" O1 tool steel so these are not just for show. The full flat grind has a hand sanded brushed finish. The sheaths are made from the same piece of leather and dyed to accent the handle material and hand sewn.
Gorgeous, what a set!
Can't wait to see them in person! Lucky guy, I am...
Happy Easter everyone.
Finished this one up today too. Still got finish the sheath.